Prior to 17 August 2010 was a member of the Labour Party.
Member for Te Atatu, Independent
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Most recent appearances in parliament
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- Valedictory Statement (6 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "All satisfying stories should have a clear beginning and a conclusive end. This is the conclusive end of my parliamentary story, but, I hope, not the end of any opportunities I might have to do some public good in the world. I would like to use this ..."
- Education Outcomes, Māori Children—Impact on Māori Unemployment (9 Feb 2011)
Question: "Does she agree with the Rt Hon John Key’s comment at Waitangi’s Te Tii Marae last year that improving education outcomes for Māori children would help address rising Māori unemployment?"
- Education, National Standards—Dismissal of Trustee Boards (11 Nov 2010)
Question: "Does she stand by her assurance to the House on 9 November 2010 that it was never her intention to dismiss boards of trustees of primary and intermediate schools who refuse to implement her national standards policy?"
- Education, National Standards—Progress (20 Oct 2010)
Question: "Is she satisfied with the progress being made to implement national standards?"
- Estimates Debate - In Committee (28 Jul 2010)
Speech: "One of the great responsibilities, perhaps the greatest responsibility, that the Minister of Conservation can have is as an advocate. Indeed, the Conservation Act states that the Minister of Conservation must—"