(ed:..i’ll watch..and if anything happens..i will comment on it…if it dosen’t..i won’t..)
Questions to Ministers
1)..JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement regarding her newly appointed welfare board that “I’m backing the board to guide the investment approach, I’m backing Work and Income to implement it”.
..ardern and bennett do battle…
..see bennett duck..see bennett weave….
2)..METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he stand by his statement that he was “not at all concerned” about signing a deal with SkyCity for a convention centre, before the Auditor-General’s inquiry into the deal is complete?
turei vs. joyce…
joyce trotted out some historical facts about labour supporting a sky city pokie-deal back at the beginning of the millenium…
..which kinda blew up in his face when mallard pointed out that that whole deal was put together by ‘that known tory..judith collins’..
..(even the tories had to laugh..)
3)..MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government assisting households and competitive businesses through these tough world economic times?
..barry does a couple of especially cloying patsys…
..(half the house had a diabetes attack..)
4)..Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he stand by his statement that “the Auditor-General’s process will not impact on the Government’s negotiations with SkyCity”; if so, why?
cunnliffe asks if any other offers have been made to commercial organisations..then and now..
..joyce claws at his nose…and then ducks and weaves…
..(and cunnliffe has caught out joyces’ lies/nose-clawing…
..reciting a whole list of such deals…)
5)..Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister for Social Development: What announcements has the Government made today on employment assistance?
6)..Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Does he stand by all his statements with regard to asset sales?
..cosgrove calls for the ombudsman and freedom of information to be used to oversee all details of any asset-sales..
..joyce stonewalls/shies away from that idea…
7)..LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister of Justice: What is the Government doing to protect New Zealanders from people charged with serious crime?
collins announces more punitive bail-laws…
8)..Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have any concerns about the public statements of the Secretary to the Treasury; if not, why not?
… peters asked if secretary to the treasury is acting as a mouthpiece for the govt…
9)..Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Trade: Will New Zealand follow Australia and refuse to sign up to the investor-state dispute provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement; if not, why not?
…groser is getting tetchy…getting called on his selling out our sovereignty to american corporations..
..(ed:..whew..!..at last attention is being paid to this most treacherous/traitorous of ‘deals’..this govt is trying to sell off the abilities of our governments to govern in the interests of the people..
..leaving future governments at the mercy of rapacious american corporations..and their legions of lawyers..
..it is crucial the people realise what is being done to them here..
..and rise up and say no..!..)
10)…SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: Do any of the thousands of reports she referred to in Oral Question No 8 yesterday support the Government’s decision to cut funding for 100 percent qualified staff in early childhood education as a means of lifting student achievement, and if so, what are the names of five of these reports she has read?
..speaker orders parata to give a straight answer…
..she tries…but morony quickly points out how paratea is lying…
11)..IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What action has the Government taken to raise awareness of cyber security risks?
..adams announces a ‘cybersecurity-awareness week’..
..(ed:..oh well..!..that’s all sorted..eh..?.)
..peters is trying to get answers around huawei/security-matters..
..noting that joyce had said there were no security issues around huawei…
..and asking..so how can ‘security issues’ be used as a reason not to answer questions around huawei..?
12)..ANDREW LITTLE to the Minister for ACC: What meetings or discussions did she have with the Chair or Chief Executive of ACC between receiving the 16 March report relating to the Pullar affair and ACC laying a complaint with the Police and did she in any of these meetings or discussions either suggest, encourage or agree to ACC laying the complaint?
..little is trying a pullar-probe..
..collins snaps and snarls…
..summary:..a semi-lively q-time..(certainly more so than recent efforts/offerings..)
..and i hope to see more questioning on the traitors-bill…the t.p.p..
..joyce gets body-language of the day..for his clawing/tearing at his nose…before answering a question..(in not the most open manner..)
..a 3.5/10 questiontime..