2 May 2024

Oral Questions for Thursday 2 May 2024

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:00 pm on 2 May 2024

Questions to Ministers CATHERINE WEDD to the Minister of Finance: Has she seen any recent reports on fiscal policy? RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree with the Minister of Finance's statement that "Risking higher inflation in the pursuit of unsustainably high employment, just creates the conditions for a more severe hike in interest rates later on to bring inflation back under control"; if so, what does she consider to be "unsustainably high employment"? Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he stand by his criticisms of the critics of AUKUS, including his statement about Hon Bob Carr that "he is nothing more than a Chinese puppet"? Dr HAMISH CAMPBELL to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder? Hon WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Children: Does she stand by her statement that "Oranga Tamariki needs to get back to its core focus, which is care and protection of our young people"? CAMERON LUXTON to the Associate Minister of Justice (Firearms): What firearms safety message, if any, does she have for New Zealanders taking part in the opening weekend of duck-shooting season? GREG FLEMING to the Minister for Building and Construction: What announcements has the Government made around streamlining building consent changes? Hon Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills: What actions, if any, has she taken to disestablish Te Pukenga? HANA-RAWHITI MAIPI-CLARKE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What, if anything, is she doing to address Maori unemployment which has increased by 1.4 percent to 8.2 percent in the last quarter, at a rate that is nearly five times worse than the national average? ANDY FOSTER to the Minister for Resources: What reports has he seen on New Zealand's resources sector? Hon RACHEL BROOKING to the Minister for the Environment: How is she ensuring that environmental decisions are being considered across Government? Dr LAWRENCE XU-NAN to the Minister of Education: What advice, if any, has she had on the impact of Ministry of Education job cuts on Maori and Pasifika students?

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