Oral Questions for 8 March 2022
Questions to Ministers CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her response when asked if New Zealand has a cost of living crisis that "I wouldn't describe it that way", and is she considering adjusting income tax brackets to help Kiwis struggling with rising prices? BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement, "I wouldn't describe it that way" when asked if there was a cost of living crisis; if so, why? ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister for Women: In light of today being International Women's Day, what work is she progressing to break gender-based biases? Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree that New Zealand has a cost of living crisis; if not, why? RACHEL BROOKING to the Minister of Tourism: What announcements has he made about supporting communities to develop local tourism facilities? NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Housing: Does she have confidence in the leadership of Kainga Ora; if so, who, if anyone, has been held accountable for its decision to use taxpayer funds to publish an election-year advertisement featuring a soon-to-be-announced Labour Party candidate? JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Will he introduce a comprehensive pay transparency model to help eliminate pay discrimination before the end of this parliamentary term; if not, why not? ERICA STANFORD to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement that a humanitarian visa for Ukrainians with family members living in New Zealand is "not necessary"; if so, can he explain which visa those Ukrainian family members can apply for? NAISI CHEN to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent reports has he seen regarding competition in the retail grocery sector? BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing): Does she stand by all her Government's statements and actions related to the rental market, and does she believe renters are better off now compared to 2017? SARAH PALLETT to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent announcements has she made about improving abortion services?