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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

MARK PATTERSON to the Minister for Infrastructure: What action is the Government taking to support the construction sector and progress shovel-ready infrastructure?

TODD MULLER to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement from the Speech from the Throne, “There will be a progressive tax system where everyone pays their fair share, according to their means”?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of his statements on tax?

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent announcements has he made about Government investments to support workers and families?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Does he agree with the Prime Minister, “If you even have a sniffle or the slightest sore throat, get a test”, and is that statement consistent with the case definition for COVID-19 published on 24 June?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Transport: How much revenue was raised by the fuel tax increases on 30 September 2018 and 1 July 2019, and how much is forecast to be raised annually by the increase from today?

MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What changes to support for trades and vocational education come into effect today?

IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Fisheries: How many Hector’s and Māui dolphins will the new Hector’s and Māui dolphins Threat Management Plan – Fisheries Measures save annually, if any?

Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Conservation: What issues, if any, have prevented the extension of the Campbell Island Marine Reserve?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What changes to the parental leave scheme came into effect today?

BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Police: How many firearm incidents involving gang members and associates have there been since the end of the Government’s firearm amnesty and buy-back, and how does this compare with the number of similar incidents for the two calendar years prior?

JAN LOGIE to the Minister of Statistics: What recent developments have there been to ensure the 2023 Census includes questions about sexual orientation and gender identity?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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