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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What advice, if any, has he received this year on the policy of varying quarantine arrangements for travellers arriving into New Zealand depending on the risks associated with their country of origin, such as has been put in place in Australia and Taiwan?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Prime Minister: How many children have been lifted out of poverty between the time she became Prime Minister to the end of June 2020?

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What has been the response to the Resurgence Support Payment that opened for applications on Tuesday?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Housing: Does she stand by her statement, “We will continue to build more public houses and make sure people move into them, and off the Public Housing Register as quickly as possible”; if so, what change has there been in the public housing register between November 2017 and today?

Hon MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Revenue: Has he seen a report that the wealthiest people in Aotearoa are paying an average of only 12 percent tax on their income, and 42 percent of them are paying below 10 percent tax; if so, does he think that is fair?

Dr ANAE NERU LEAVASA to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What progress has been made on the roll-out of New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination programme?

DEBBIE NGAREWA-PACKER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she have concerns that for the financial years of 2019 and 2020, there has been no significant reduction of child poverty for tamariki Māori; if so, what is she doing to increase income support for tamariki Māori and their whānau?

NAISI CHEN to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What recent announcements has she made about making the arts more accessible and inclusive?

SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her policies and statements?

TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister for Māori Development: What recent reports has he seen on education and employment outcomes for rangatahi Māori?

MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: What is his response to reports in the media from those with experience in the mental health sector who are concerned that progress on transforming the mental health system has stalled?

KIERAN McANULTY to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made to restore and improve roads and rail in New Zealand’s regions?

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.