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17 July 2009
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From 13 July to 17 July 2009

Committee meetings

There were nine committee meetings, seven in Auckland, one in Christchurch, and one in the parliamentary complex.

Committee notes

Auckland Governance Legislation

  • The Marae Subcommittee met on 8 July at Orakei Marae, Bastion Point; 9 July at Te Puea Marae, Mangere; and 10 July at Hoani Waititi Marae, Glen Eden to hear submissions on the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill.
  • The committee met 6 to 9 July at the Barrycourt Accommodation and Events Centre in Parnell;10 July at Northridge Country Lodge in Silverdale; 13 and14 July, at the Bruce Mason Centre in North Shore City; 14 and15 July at Waitakere Stadium; and 16 and17 July in Manukau City to hear further submissions on the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill.
  • The Great Barrier Island Subcommittee met in Great Barrier on 15 July to hear submissions on the bill.
  • Next week the committee will be meeting at Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura on 20 July; at The Dunes on Waiheke Island on 21 July; at The Centre in Franklin on 22 July; at the Barrycourt Accommodation and Events Centre in Parnell on Thursday, 23 July; and on Friday, 24 July, a subcommittee will hear submissions in Auckland in the morning while another subcommittee hears submissions in Wellington.

Education and Science

  • The committee will meet on 22 July to consider the 2009/10 Estimates for Votes Education, Education Review Office, Research, Science and Technology, Crown Research Institutes, and National Library. The committee will also consider the Student Loan Scheme (Repayment Bonus) Amendment Bill and hear evidence on a briefing from the Ministry of Education on the role of the Ombudsman in making decisions on the release of assessment information from schools. The hearing of evidence will be open to the public.

Emissions Trading Scheme Review

  • The committee did not meet this week.
  • The committee will next meet on 23 July to consider the review of the emissions trading scheme.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

  • The committee meets again on 23 July to consider international treaty examinations of the Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and the Protocol of 2005 to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, consider 2009/10 Estimates for Votes New Zealand Customs Service, Defence, and Defence Force, and to consider further its inquiry into New Zealand’s relationships with South Pacific countries.

Government Administration

  • The committee did not meet this week.
  • The committee will next meet on 22 July to further consider the Eden Park Trust Amendment Bill and the 2009/10 Estimates.

Health

  • The committee will next meet on 22 July when it will resume consideration of the 2009/10 Estimates for Vote Health, petition 2008/1 of Sally Fisher, and hear evidence on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Justice and Electoral

  • The committee will meet on 23 July in Wellington to hear evidence on the Sale and Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill. The committee will also consider the 2009/10 Estimates for Votes Justice, Courts, Parliamentary Counsel, and Attorney-General as well as the inquiry into the 2008 general election, the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Bill, the Sentencing (Offender Levy) Amendment Bill, the Legal Services Amendment Bill, and the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Bill.

Law and Order

  • The committee met on 1 July to hear evidence on the Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Bill, and continue consideration of the Gangs and Organised Crime Bill.
  • The committee will next meet on 22 July to continue the 2009/10 Estimates examination of Vote Corrections, Vote Police, and Vote Serious Fraud, as well as continue consideration of the Gangs and Organised Crime Bill and hear further submissions on the Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Bill.

Local Government and Environment

  • The committee met on 16 July to consider the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill.
  • It will next meet on 23 July to consider the 2009/10 Estimates for Vote Environment, Vote Conservation, Vote Local Government, and Vote Climate Change.

Māori Affairs

  • The committee did not meet this week.
  • The committee next meets on 22 July to hear evidence on the briefing on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This briefing is open to the public. The 2009/10 Estimates for Vote Treaty Negotiations and for Vote Māori Affairs, and the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Bill, will also be considered.

Primary Production

  • The committee did not meet this week.
  • The committee will meet on 23 July to continue its consideration of the Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Bill (No 2) and to consider the 2009/10 Estimates of appropriations for Vote Food Safety, Vote Agriculture and Forestry, and Vote Biosecurity.

Regulations Review

  • The committee did not meet this week.
  • The committee will next meet on 23 July to consider recently promulgated statutory and deemed regulations as well as regulation-making powers in the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill.

Social Services

  • The committee did not meet this week.
  • The committee will meet on 21 July to consider the Unit Titles Bill. The committee will also meet on 22 July to hear evidence on the Social Assistance (Payment of New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Overseas) Amendment Bill, and consider the 2009/10 Estimates for Vote Community and Voluntary Sector, Vote Housing, Vote Social Development, and Vote Youth Development. The meeting will be open to the public from 10.00am to 11.30am.

Transport and Industrial Relations

  • A Transport and Industrial Relations subcommittee is meeting in Christchurch on 17 July to hear evidence on the Land Transport (Enforcement Powers) Amendment Bill and the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill. The venue is the Commodore Airport Hotel at 449 Memorial Avenue.
  • Next week the full committee will consider the 2009/10 Estimates of appropriation for Votes Accident Compensation Corporation, Employment, Immigration, Labour, and Transport. The committee will also consider the Road User Charges Amendment Bill.

Closing dates for submissions

Committees are receiving submissions on the following items with the closing date shown:

Commerce

  • Motor Vehicle Sales Amendment Bill (20 August 2009)
  • Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill (13 August 2008)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill (6 August 2009)

Local Government and Environment

  • Public Works (Offer Back of and Compensation for Acquired Land) Amendment Bill (14 August 2009)

Māori Affairs

  • Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Amendment Bill (31 July 2009)

Compiled in the Select Committee Office, Office of the Clerk, 17 July 2009