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Damien O'Connor

List member, Labour Party

Most recent appearances in parliament

If this MP has contributed more than once to a debate, only one speech is shown.

Road User Charges Bill - In Committee (5 Oct 2011)

Speech expand: "I came down to the Chamber not intending to speak on the Road User Charges Bill, but I have been listening in my office to the debate and thought that if the opportunity arose, I would just ask a few questions. We are on Part 3 and I was somewhat surprised, ..."

Mine Safety—Prime Minister’s Statements (5 Oct 2011)

Question: "Has the Prime Minister spoken to the receiver personally; if so, did he place a time line on the sale of the Pike River assets, including the mine licence?"

Mining in Conservation Areas—Denniston Plateau (27 Sep 2011)

Question: "Can she give an assurance that the restructuring at the Department of Conservation will enable staff to continue to properly monitor the other 82 mine licences on conservation land on the West Coast—something they do take very seriously in order to protect the environment, and we should applaud them for that—while enabling jobs to continue in the region?"

Pike River Mine Tragedy—Victim Recovery (13 Sep 2011)

Question: "Does he still stand by his statement “I gave a commitment to the families at Pike River that I’d do everything I could to get their men out and I stand by that”; if so, will he commit to funding the recovery of bodies when a plan to do so is established?"

Mine Safety, Inspection—High Hazards Unit (18 Aug 2011)

Question: "Will the High Hazards Unit now be able to offer advice to miners and mine companies, or does her department, the Department of Labour, still consider that that exposes it to issues of legal liability?"

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