Question time for 11 August 2022
Questions to Ministers: HELEN WHITE to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: On what date did he first request advice for the Government's support for New Zealanders by way of a targeted and temporary cost of living payment, and what warning, if any, did officials give him about potential problems with this proposal? ANAHILA KANONGATA'A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What announcements has she made about supporting jobs in the arts sector? CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Housing: Has she been advised that "Current financial modelling (without efficiency savings) shows Kainga Ora is unable to repay the full $28.9 billion of forecast debt within the next 60 years", and what steps, if any, has she taken to assure herself that Kainga Ora is complying with section 51 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 in relation to its long-term financial viability? ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister for Women: What progress has been made to ensure greater diversity and representation of women on public boards? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he consider recent health campaigns have been successful; if so, how many people were employed under the Kiwi Health Jobs critical care nursing campaign to 30 June 2022? CHLÖE SWARBRICK to the Minister of Finance: What reports, if any, has he seen on the impacts of monetary and fiscal policy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic on the distribution of wealth in this country? SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister of Transport: What recent reports has he seen on the progress of the Clean Car Discount scheme? BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister of Health: How many nurses are currently needed to eliminate shortages within the health system, and has this number increased since he stated in April, "We are about 3,000 nurses short in our public health system. In the private sector, aged retirement, it's roughly 1,000 nurses"? VANUSHI WALTERS to the Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities: What recent announcements has she made about this Government's ongoing support of ethnic communities in Aotearoa? ERICA STANFORD to the Associate Minister of Education (School Operations): Does she stand by her statements and actions? Dr ANAE NERU LEAVASA to the Associate Minister of Education (Pacific Peoples): What has the Government done for Pacific peoples since the delivery of the formal Dawn Raids apology a year ago?