Oral Questions for Thursday 27 October 2022
Questions to Ministers CHLÖE SWARBRICK to the Minister of Conservation: Does she consider 18 percent marine protection areas is adequate for the Hauraki Gulf; if not, will she work with iwi and hapu to increase protection to 30 percent as called for by Forest & Bird? ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What announcements has she made about the social sector in New Zealand? NICOLA WILLIS to the Acting Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and actions? INGRID LEARY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What decisions, if any, has she made from her review of New Zealand's position on deep-sea mining in areas beyond national jurisdiction? NICOLE McKEE to the Minister of Conservation: Why has the Department of Conservation reportedly given full support to Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua's plan to remove 48 DOC huts from Te Urewera, and what date, if any, has she been given for their replacement? Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement in relation to the way the justice system operated during a recent rape case, "The last thing that we would like to see, that anybody in government or any New Zealander, would be that a victim is put off from coming forward to share their story and have somebody take accountability where they cause sexual violence and harms to victims"; if so, what changes, if any, is she considering to how the justice system operates? WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Associate Minister of Housing (Maori Housing): What has the Government done to improve housing outcomes for Maori? ERICA STANFORD to the Associate Minister of Education (School Operations): What is an example of a question in the 2022 NCEA Numeracy and Literacy pilot that she believes was not culturally "appropriate", as she has claimed, and does she believe students should only be asked questions about things they have personally experienced? MARJA LUBECK to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What steps is the Government taking to improve wages and conditions for Kiwi workers? SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Transport: What is the total amount of subsidies the Government has paid out to Tesla owners through the clean car discount scheme, and how many Teslas have been purchased through the scheme? Dr EMILY HENDERSON to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: How is the Government delivering on its commitment to strengthen social cohesion? MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Broadcasting and Media: Does he stand by all of his actions and views regarding the Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill?