The following represents a selection of highlights from Dr Elizabeth Kerekere’s Oral Questions in the house.
Question No. 12 to Minister for Māori Development, 17 Aug 2023
Does he support the principles contained within the preamble of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993; if so, does he believe Māori should have control over Māori land?
Question No. 11 to the Acting Minister for Land Information, 07 Jun 2023
Does he agree with the New Zealand Geographic Board Te Rautaki | Strategy 2020-2025 vision statement, “We continuously improve our capability and processes to achieve our goals and objectives”; if so, what changes, if any, have been made to improve processes for Māori participation?
Question No. 8 to the Associate Minister of Housing, 27 Sep 2022
Is he committed to providing capacity-building and financial support to iwi and hapū to deliver housing for people in need in their rohe?
Question No. 8 to the Associate Minister of Health, 18 Jul 2023
What actions has the Government taken based on the consultations and reviews of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 since 2017, and will she introduce legislation on this subject in this Parliament?
Question No. 9 to the Minister of Health, 16 May 2023
Does she agree with the report by BERL that the quantity of data on rare disorders is strikingly low, so it is not possible to accurately estimate their prevalence here; if so, what steps is Te Whatu Ora taking to collect such data to inform policies and improve health outcomes for people living with rare disorders in Aotearoa?
Question No. 6 to the Minister for COVID-19 Response, 01 Mar 2022
Is he confident the current COVID-19 response settings are informed by best evidence on how to protect people from this virus without using lockdowns?
Question No. 4 to the Minister for COVID-19 Response, 17 Nov 2021
Does he agree it is essential to prioritise equity in the next stage of responding to COVID-19; if so, how does he plan to achieve an equitable response?
Question No. 5 to the Associate Minister of Health, 20 Oct 2021
E whakapono ana ia he rahi rawa ngā mahi a te kāwanatanga hei akiaki i te werohanga o te iwi Māori ki te kano ārai mate, inā hoki ki ngā rohe pēnei i Te Tairāwhiti me Te Tai Tokerau? Translation: Does he believe the Government is doing enough to lift Māori vaccination rates, particularly in rural areas including Tairāwhiti and Te Tai Tokerau?
Question No. 11 to the Minister of Health, 08 Jun 2021
Have any district health boards requested to have more staff on duty tomorrow to provide life-preserving services than there would usually be on a non-strike day; if so, does this illustrate routine understaffing issues for nurses?
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Question No. 1 to the Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, 27 Sep 2022
What progress, if any, has this Government made towards addressing the issues identified by rainbow communities in the report on the first Counting Ourselves survey in 2019, in light of the second survey being launched today?