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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in the House on 22 July, “On 1 April, we created the Infrastructure Reference Group. On 17 May, we received over 1,900 potential projects; that was then provided to Ministers.  We worked through a shortlist of 800.  On 29 June, very quickly, they were signed off, and on 1 July they started to be rolled out”; if so, why hasn’t her Government released the full list of projects?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the opinion of Marama Davidson that “tax is love”?

Hon JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Housing: What recent announcements has she made about the Government’s Progressive Home Ownership programme?

Hon GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Housing: Does she plan to introduce and pass legislation before the House rises on 6 August to allow for people returning from overseas to be charged part of the costs of undertaking managed isolation?

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent announcements has she made about the Government’s target of 100 percent renewable electricity?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Which public hospitals have staff that are also employed in isolation facilities, and what is the impact of staff moonlighting?

Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: What proportion of the working age population is receiving the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy, COVID-19 Income Relief Payment, or Jobseeker Support?

JAN TINETTI to the Minister of Education: What response has he seen to the Government’s initiative to encourage vocational training and apprenticeship during New Zealand’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Associate Minister of Transport: Does she stand by all her statements and policies on road safety?

SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by his statement regarding community sentences, “we expect offenders to complete their hours”?

PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made about supporting New Zealanders towards financial security?

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.