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Oral Questions – 2 June 2022

Originally published: 2 June 2022

Questions to Ministers

Angie Warren-Clark to the Minister for Disability Issues: How is the Government delivering change for disabled people through Budget 2022?

Chris Bishop to the Minister of Housing: Does she stand by her statements that “KiwiBuild is alive and well” and that “Since Labour took office at the end of 2017, it’s been one of our government’s top priorities to fix the housing crisis”?

Dr Tracey McLellan to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made about the Government’s response to the independent review of Pharmac?

Hon Gerry Brownlee to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does she stand by all her statements and actions with regard to New Zealand’s relationships with Pacific Island countries, and China’s moves to build a closer China-Pacific Island countries community?

Shanan Halbert to the Minister for Economic and Regional Development: What announcements has he made on transforming the advanced manufacturing sector?

Dr James McDowall to the Minister of Immigration: Does he agree with the Productivity Commission’s finding that the immigration system “does not undergo the same level of transparency, public scrutiny and robust policy assessment that most other public policies require”, and how can he be confident that his Government’s immigration rebalance will alleviate workforce shortages?

Arena Williams to the Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing): How is the Government partnering with iwi Māori to deliver new homes for whānau?

Rino Tirikatene to the Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare): How does Budget 2022 support Māori agribusiness and Whenua Māori Programme land users?

Erica Stanford to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement regarding why engineers are on the fast-tracked ‘straight to residence’ pathway that “those skills are at high demand”; and why are nurses not on that pathway, when Hon Andrew Little, Minister of Health, recently admitted that New Zealand hospitals are around 4,000 nurses short?

Ricardo Menéndez March to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Is she concerned some of our most vulnerable tamariki in benefit-receiving households are going to miss out on the $350 cost of living payment?

Glen Bennett to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: What recent announcements has she made about proposed amendments to the Charities Act 2005?

Hon Mark Mitchell to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement, “I reject the premise that gang tensions have increased under this Government’s watch”?

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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