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Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, History, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News As Tonga struggles to recover from Cyclone Gita, authorities are looking for somewhere to host the next Parliamentary sessions next month. Parliament needs a place to meet between March 1-15 so MPs can process bills and laws that are required for the government’s 2018-2019 budget. A Parliamentary spokesperson […]

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Oral Questions – 14 February 2018

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 14 February 2018

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 14 February 2018 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies? TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the health of the New Zealand economy? Hon […]

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Oral Questions – 13 February 2018

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 13 February 2018

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 13 February 2018 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies? DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What actions has the Government taken to assist Tonga and Samoa in the wake of […]

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Oral Questions – 1 February 2018

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 1 February 2018

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 1 February 2018 Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What role will the Living Standards Framework play in the Government’s economic strategy? Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies? Hon STEVEN JOYCE […]

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Oral Questions – 31 January 2018

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 31 January 2018

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 31 January 2018 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies? KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: Has he seen any recent reports on the Government’s sovereign credit rating? Hon STEVEN JOYCE to […]

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Oral Questions – 30 January 2018

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 30 January 2018

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 30 January 2018 MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Climate Change: What is he doing to help New Zealand adapt to the effects of climate change? Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does her Government intend to retain the Better […]

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Oral Questions – 20 December 2017

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 20 December 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 20 December 2017 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies? Hon STEVEN JOYCE to the Minister of Finance: Is he confident he has met all his responsibilities under the Public Finance Act […]

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Oral Questions – 19 December 2017

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 19 December 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 19 December 2017 ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister of Finance: What reaction has he seen to the package of measures contained in the Families Package (Income Tax and Benefits) Bill that passed through the House last week? Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to […]

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Passing a motion and other Parliamentary jargon

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Parliament, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Passing a motion and other Parliamentary jargon

Source: Green Party Headline: Passing a motion and other Parliamentary jargon If you were asked “that the question is that the question be now put”, or “that the part stand apart”, would you understand? If you heard someone “seek leave to pass a motion” would you crack-up giggling or throw your hands up in the […]

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Oral Questions – 14 December 2017

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 14 December 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 14 December 2017 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s economic and fiscal policies? Hon STEVEN JOYCE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements on economic and fiscal policy? […]

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Oral Questions – 13 December 2017

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 13 December 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 13 December 2017 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Speech from the Throne: “Building a truly prosperous country means sharing the wealth generated by our economy”; if so, under current law how […]

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Oral Questions – 12 December 2017

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 12 December 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 12 December 2017 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her Government’s policy to “create more jobs”; if so, can she confirm that over 245,000 jobs have been created in the last 2 years? WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to […]

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Oral Questions – 7 December 2017

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 7 December 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 7 December 2017 PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What does the briefing he received as incoming Minister say about the impact KiwiBuild will have? Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction: Does she stand […]

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Oral Questions – 6 December 2017

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 6 December 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 6 December 2017 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in the House yesterday in relation to her Government’s “ready for work” scheme that “sanctions have long been a part of our welfare system, and […]

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Oral Questions – 30 November 2017

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 30 November 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 30 November 2017 Oral Questions – 30 November 2017 – New Zealand Parliament Home Parliamentary Business Order Paper & Questions List of oral questions Oral Questions – 30 November 2017 Get notifications Questions to Ministers Hon STEVEN JOYCE to the Minister of […]

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Oral Questions – 29 November 2017

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 29 November 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 29 November 2017 KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What specific examples of capital spending pressures has he been advised of and preparing for budget 2018? Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her answers to […]

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Oral Questions – 28 November 2017

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 28 November 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 28 November 2017 Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her Government’s policy that they will “strengthen New Zealand’s democracy by increasing public participation, openness, and transparency around official information”? Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Deputy Prime […]

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42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Political Stability, Politics, Reports, Social justice, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste resistance  /  Comments Off on 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

ETAN members at the time of the award of the Order of Timor-Leste, the country’s highest honour, in 2012: John M. Miller (second from right), and Charles Scheiner (right), with other special awardees Father Domingos Morato da Cunha (left) and Father Reinaldo Cardoso at the presidential ceremony. Image: ETAN OPINION: Open letter by Charles Scheiner, […]

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Oral Questions – 16 November 2017

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oral Questions – 16 November 2017

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Headline: Oral Questions – 16 November 2017 Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies? JAMIE STRANGE to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Has he received any reports on the forecast rate of housebuilding with and without […]

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