Member for Mt Albert, Labour Party
Most recent appearances in parliament
If this MP has contributed more than once to a debate, only one speech is shown.
- Earthquakes, Canterbury—Trade Skills Training Policy (29 Sep 2011)
Question: "Does he stand by his statement migrant workers will only be used in Christchurch to fill jobs where New Zealanders “won’t be able to be trained in time to do the job” such as engineers that take four to five years’ training?"
- Royal Society of New Zealand Amendment Bill - In Committee (28 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "We have been debating the Royal Society of New Zealand Amendment Bill now for some time, and I think it is in the interests of everybody, and particularly the Royal Society, to move on with it. Although I know that we have about 4 years’ grace to get this ..."
- Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill - Third Reading (28 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "I start by asking how we ended at this very unhappy point, because all the way along the line we had the opportunity to get a much better Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill than the one before us today. I think back to a few months ago when ..."
- General Debate (28 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "The speech made by Mr Tremain, the member who has just resumed his seat, is 5 minutes of my life that I will not get back. I will start by saying that economics is obviously not National’s strong point. The number of times I have stood in this Parliament ..."
- Urgent Debates - Rugby World Cup—Extension to Queens Wharf Fanzone (15 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "It has been a remarkable few days, and I mean remarkable in a number of ways. It is remarkable in the sense that the opening of the Rugby World Cup really was a world-class event. It is something that we are particularly proud of. As New Zealanders, I think ..."