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Russel Norman

List member, Green Party

Most recent appearances in parliament

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

Adjournment (6 Oct 2011)

Speech expand: "I rise to speak on behalf of the Green Party. I started 2011 by saying that I was looking forward to this election year as an opportunity to put the Green Party’s positive vision for Aotearoa before the nation. Throughout 2011, in good times and in bad, the ..."

Economy—Minister’s Statement (6 Oct 2011)

Question: "Is the Minister confident that the structural elements of the New Zealand economy have turned round, in light of the fact that over the last 2 years household lending is up, farming lending is flat, and business lending is down? How can the structural transformation happen in light of that basic underlying activity?"

Credit Rating Downgrade—Effect on Home Mortgage Interest Rates (4 Oct 2011)

Question: "What will be the additional weekly cost of borrowing for someone with a $300,000 home mortgage should interest rates increase by 0.3 percent as a result of the recent double credit rating downgrade?"

Environment, Minister—Confidence (28 Sep 2011)

Question: "Does he have confidence in his Minister for the Environment in light of the Auditor-General’s report released yesterday that states, “there is still some way to go if we are to halt and reverse the declining trends in freshwater quality”?"

Taxation (Annual Rates, Returns Filing, and Remedial Matters) Bill - First Reading (27 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "I rise to speak on behalf of the Green Party on the Government’s Taxation (Annual Rates, Returns Filing, and Remedial Matters) Bill. This bill, in a way, is a bit of an overview of the Government’s fiscal and taxation strategy. It does not cover all ..."

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(based on oral questions asked by Russel Norman and answered by Ministers or Members)