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.
Kia ora, Mr Chair. Ngā mihi ki a koutou. Kia ora. I rise to take a call on the review of the Treasury part of this debate. I want to focus, in particular, in page 11, which is the alternatives to GDP - discussion that James Shaw had in the committee, and which is in the report with the Prime Minister.
Kia ora. Nga mihi nui, kia koutou, kia ora.
On behalf of the Green Party, it’s inspiring to march with you as part of a global movement, standing up for science.
It’s great to be here with you today because when you look around the world, the state of science is concerning: Donald Trump is gagging scientists, we see the rise of ‘alternative facts’ and a real strain in science funding.
Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green): I move, That the House note the report entitled Net Zero in New Zealand: Scenarios to achieve domestic emissions neutrality in the second half of the century prepared by Vivid Economics on behalf of GLOBE-NZ. I seek leave to table the report.
GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she agree with Dr Russel Norman, who said that section 101B(1)(c) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, known as the Anadarko Amendment, was "put in place by the Government to protect the interest of big oil and to stifle dissent"?
Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I do not think it would be a surprise to the people of New Zealand when National is putting a bill about the environmental protections of New Zealand that it would be a bill that is anti-environment. I do not think it would surprise anyone in New Zealand that a bill the National Government was putting on the Resource Management Act (RMA) would avoid and take away local people's right to have a say what happens in their towns and communities. I do not think anyone would be surprised by that.
Imagine if this Chamber was on fire. Would we sit around and debate what to do? Would we argue and vote whether it was important or whether it was happening at all? What would we do if petrol was being poured on it, making it worse? I ask these questions because they relate to a little story I want to tell.