20 Dec 2023

Oral Questions for 20 December 2023

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:03 pm on 20 December 2023

Questions to Ministers: DEBBIE NGAREWA-PACKER to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement on the disestablishment of Te Aka Whai Ora, "My dream is to devolve decision making and funding and give to mana motuhake, as close to the home and hapu as possible"; if so, what structure and funding models will he use to achieve it? NANCY LU to the Minister of Finance: What does the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update say about the state of the New Zealand economy, and what steps is the Government taking to respond? Rt Hon CHRIS HIPKINS to the Acting Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's statements and actions? Hon JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: Does she stand by the principle in the Government's coalition agreements that "decisions will be based on data and evidence", including for economic and fiscal policy? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does she stand by all of the fiscal and economic commitments made in the coalition agreements signed by National, New Zealand First, and ACT? Dr CARLOS CHEUNG to the Minister of Health: What recent reports has he received on the performance of the health system? RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister of Immigration: What is the Government doing to enable people living in New Zealand to bring family members here from Gaza? Hon SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Transport: What reports has he seen on State Highway 25A in the Coromandel? Hon RACHEL BROOKING to the Minister for the Environment: Does she stand by her answer given to primary oral question No 11 yesterday; if so, which of the objectives of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 would she prioritise above the health and wellbeing of water bodies and freshwater ecosystems? JAMIE ARBUCKLE to the Minister for Rural Communities: What recent reports has he seen regarding rural communities? RYAN HAMILTON to the Minister of Education: Has she seen any reports on student attendance? CAMILLA BELICH to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Why did she decide to ignore advice by officials not to extend 90-day trials?

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