16 Jun 2016

The Day In Parliament for 16 June 2016

From In Parliament, 5:00 am on 16 June 2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Labour Health Spokeswoman Annette King square off in the committee rooms, as Dr Coleman fronts up for the Health Committee's scrutiny of his ministry's budget allocation; Social Development Minister Anne Tolley launches debate on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Bill, which passes its first reading along with the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2016-17, Closely Held Companies, and Remedial Matters) Bill and the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2); Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett faces questions about an alleged leak from her office; Prime Minister questioned on homelessness; Questions also to the Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse about the country's annual refugee quota; Greens attempt to introduce a member's bill to double the quota; Education Minister Hekia Parata heralds NCEA successes.