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Oral Questions – 6 May 2021

Originally published: 6 May 2021

Questions to Ministers

ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all of his statements and actions in relation to a Māori Health Authority?

HELEN WHITE to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: What recent announcements has she made about New Zealand’s first Government-funded space mission?

MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Broadcasting and Media: What measures, if any, is he taking to ensure the $55 million allocated to NZ On Air’s Public Interest Journalism Fund will not lead to political bias?

SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister of Education: What reports has he seen about enrolments in tertiary education and training?

BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What communications, if any, has she or her officials had with representatives of the Chinese Government regarding the term “genocide” in relation to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by all his policies and actions in education?

ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What steps has she taken to support positive outcomes for New Zealand music?

Hon MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for the Public Service: Why has he frozen some Public Service workers’ pay for the next three years?

JAN LOGIE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement, “A turn to austerity measures will simply mean it takes longer for us to rebuild society in pursuit of numerical goals that ignore the real world we are living in”; if so, why is the Government suppressing public sector pay in the name of “taking financial pressure off the public wage bill”?

KIERAN McANULTY to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What progress has she seen on the building of fire stations?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness): Does she stand by her statement that some children in emergency housing are living in “inhumane conditions … not suitable for any humans but certainly not suitable for young people”; if so, is she satisfied she is adequately exercising her responsibility for oversight of “progress on the support and prevention pillars for individuals, families and whānau experiencing or at risk of homelessness”?

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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