Member for Palmerston North, Labour Party
Most recent appearances in parliament
If this MP has contributed more than once to a debate, only one speech is shown.
- General Debate (5 Oct 2011)
Speech expand: "It is a little bit ironic hearing from Paul Quinn about list spots. “Mr 58” is so respected by his own colleagues that he is dead last on their list of MPs. ..."
- Road User Charges Bill - In Committee (5 Oct 2011)
Speech expand: "The first comment I make about road-user charges in general is that earlier in the day I talked about the fact that the Manawatū Gorge has been closed for a great length of time and is likely to be closed all the way through to December, and that has ..."
- Crown Entities Reform Bill - First Reading (4 Oct 2011)
Speech: "It is interesting to follow on from that contribution from Sandra Goudie on the Crown Entities Reform Bill, because in her short contribution the bulk of the content of the speech was about improving the efficiency, reducing the waste, and reducing the cost of the State sector."
- Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill - Third Reading (28 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "There are, I accept, two schools of thought on students association membership. One is that when students choose to attend a particular institution—whether it be a university, a polytechnic, or anywhere—where there is a compulsory or universal students ..."
- Royal Society of New Zealand Amendment Bill - In Committee (28 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "Up until just a few seconds ago I was under the impression we were on clause 15, but it turns out we are on clause 16. I am very happy to make a contribution on clause 16 of the Royal Society of New Zealand Amendment Bill. It is a bill, as members are well ..."