(i will post a commentary at the close of proceedings..)
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Questions to Ministers
1)..TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the Government’s financial position?
english spins his usual bullshit..preaching the economic-skills of this govt..
..while overseeing an eye-watering rise in foreign debt..($6 billion to over $75 billion…whoar..!..eh..?..)
..parker is leaning in on the mismanagement of the finance govt guarantee..
(that one our greedy/grasping elites milked/robbed to the tune of more than all treaty settlements to date..and that just from one of them..)
2)..Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “if you go and have a look at the tax cuts, they literally were neutral” and, if so, what is the projected net cost of the first four years of the 2010 tax package?
..it cost $1 billion in just nine months…
..(key then does a slag on the greens…)
norman is boring in..and key just continues to lie/wave around the ‘papers’ from the minister of finance..
3)..DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
shearer asks if key/govt is going to extend the gambling licence for sky…
..it must be a sensitive question..’cos key starts ranting..(and peters tells the speaker to make him stop..)
shearer asks key if he is going to extend the betting limits for sky..key refuses to answer..and starts ranting again..
..shearer points out that community pokies return 37% to community…sky pokies return 2.5%…
4)..Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Associate Minister of Health: How will young New Zealanders receive better mental health services under the new Government package announced by the Prime Minister today?
dunne bangs on..
children living in poverty have increased by a sizeable amount under national..
5)..Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for Land Information: Has he or any other Minister this week sought further information on Shanghai Pengxin’s application for his approval to buy the Crafar farms, and if so, is it coincidence or purpose that this will further delay his decision on the application?
crafer decision has been delayed again..
..williamson asked “is this delay until mccully returns from his visit to china’..?
6)..NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: What initiatives is she introducing to help schools tackle youth mental health?
perata bangs on..
7)..JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Has the Government reviewed its highway building programme in light of the warning in the briefing to the incoming Minister that there will be a $4.9 billion funding shortfall if oil prices remain high and economic growth remains low; if not, why not?
..it’s genter vs. brownlee…again..
..and brownlee again has no answers…just spouts unfounded-rubbish..
8)..CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by all the answers she has given to questions asked of her to date?
chauvel quotes collins contradicting herself…
..peters asks if collins will resign if it is found she or her office is found to be the source of the acc leaks..
..collins says ‘yes’..
10)..NICKY WAGNER to the Minister for Economic Development: What action has the Government taken to contribute to the recovery of high-tech businesses in Christchurch?
joyce bangs on..
11)..Hon LIANNE DALZIEL to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: When will he approve a Recovery Plan for Christchurch’s CBD in light of the Christchurch City Council’s announcement that it will commence its Annual Plan processes next week?
brownlee bangs on..
12)..Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Overseas Investment Office and his Ministers, Hon Jonathan Coleman and Hon Maurice Williamson over the issue of the latest Crafar farms deal; if so, why?
..peters and key paw at each other…
13)..CLARE CURRAN to the Prime Minister: What did he mean when he told the NZ Herald and other media last week that “We are comfortable with the current arrangements we have” with regards to Chinese telco Huawei’s involvement in our national broadband infrastructure, given that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard also said last week that “We’ve taken a decision in the national interest” to ban Huawei from even tendering for its broadband network?
..key refuses to answer any questions on ‘security-grounds’…
Questions to Members
Hon DAVID PARKER to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: Is it his intention to call the Treasury to appear before the committee to comment on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on The Treasury: Implementing and managing the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme; if not, why not?
summary:..it was a listless affair…
..with the only news to report is that collins said she will resign if the acc-leaks are proven to come from her..or her office…
..nobody gets an award for anything..avoid replays like the plague..
..a 1/10 questiontime…