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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

Parliamentary Business
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Oral Questions – 28 September 2022

Originally published: 28 September 2022

Questions to Ministers

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

CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions?

ANGELA ROBERTS to the Minister for ACC: What changes has she announced to ACC?

KAREN CHHOUR to the Minister for Children: Does he have confidence in Oranga Tamariki’s relationships with staff and contractors?

INGRID LEARY to the Minister of Health: What has the Government done recently to improve the availability of emergency mental health respite care in Dunedin?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Otago University economist Dennis Wesselbaum that the Government’s income insurance scheme will “increase unemployment, increase the duration of unemployment, reduce income, increase inequality, and lead to higher inflation”; if so, how can he justify asking Kiwis to pay for it?

TĀMATI COFFEY to the Minister for the Environment: How has fast-track consenting supported the development of infrastructure in New Zealand, and what reports, if any, has he seen on infrastructure consenting costs outside of the fast-track process?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the response he gave to the House last week that 29,189 people have been waiting more than four months on the surgical waiting list is the highest number recorded since October 2017, and how many of the 5,513 waiting more than 12 months on that list have presented to an emergency department for that condition while they waited for surgery?

Dr GAURAV SHARMA to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions?

MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Broadcasting and Media: Does he stand by all his statements and actions regarding the Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill?

Dr ANAE NERU LEAVASA to the Minister of Immigration: What changes has he announced to the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme?

RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by her statement, “the welfare system should not be used as a tool for the justice system”; if so, does she still support the use of the warrant to arrest sanction policy?

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.