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on Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:27

Tēnā koe e Te Māngai. Is it really too much to ask for a New Zealand business to call for a level playing field so that it can compete internationally, so that our businesses that invest their time, their capital, their skills, often their houses—everything they have—in their businesses are able to succeed in competition with international competitors? That should be the basis of our support for business—the fact that we will make sure that they have the opportunities to compete at least on a level playing field. However, in this world some companies compete unfairly.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:34

Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. I rise to take a call on the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. I do not know whether there has ever been a more misnamed bill put in front of this House. This bill is not about energy innovation; this is about energy tinkering around the margins. This is about energy bureaucracy. This is not about energy innovation. I do not even know whether the Minister has actually looked up in the dictionary what the definition of "innovation" is, because it is not contained in this legislation.

on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 17:12

​Tēnā koe, Mr Chair. Thank you for calling me on this bill, the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill. We would like to talk to the general provisions in Part 1 of the bill. The purpose of the Act is to enable New Zealand to apply anti-dumping and countervailing duties. Actually, the purpose of this amendment is why the Government should not apply anti-dumping. We are deeply concerned over this bill and have expressed that concern in the committee process.