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Oral Questions – 23 June 2022

Originally published: 23 June 2022

Questions to Ministers

ANGELA ROBERTS to the Minister of Education: What advice has he received about the results of the Government’s School Investment Package?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “There will be individual households who will suffer stress as the result of interest rates going up”, and in what ways does he expect this will “feed through to the economy”?

TANGI UTIKERE to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made about the expansion of Te Ara Oranga?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by all her statements?

GOLRIZ GHAHRAMAN to the Minister of Immigration: Will he give effect to New Zealand’s commitment to assist in the global refugee crisis with resettlement policies that are safe and inclusive, in honour of World Refugee Day this week?

INGRID LEARY to the Minister for Trade and Export Growth: What recent announcements has he made following the recent WTO meeting in Geneva?

Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is the percentage increase, if any, in the number of people in receipt of jobseeker support for three to five years in consecutive duration when comparing the March 2022 to the September 2017 quarter?

SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister for Whānau Ora: How will Budget 2022 ensure that Whānau Ora can continue to provide support to whānau as Aotearoa recovers from the impacts of COVID-19?

Dr JAMES McDOWALL to the Minister of Immigration: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday that nurses “are on a fast track to residency”, and does he further support her statement that nurses have “guaranteed residency”?

ERICA STANFORD to the Minister of Immigration: Why are nurses on a two-year Work to Residence pathway, when multimedia specialists specialising in game development are on the Fast Tracked “Straight to Residence” pathway, and when will the immigration instructions containing the criteria for the Green List Work to Residence pathway be released?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What is the Government doing to mark the first Matariki public holiday?

ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does she stand by her statement that the Government began working on the plasterboard shortage “months ago”; if so, why did the Government only appoint their reported high-level taskforce at the start of this week?

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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