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As a fict. Yohannesian, which is your Party?

Alliance for Yohannes [Alliance: Undecided]
0
No votes
Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction [Alliance: CDU]
6
13%
Christian Democratic Party - Christian Faction [Alliance: CDU]
5
11%
Consumers and Taxpayers Union [Alliance: CDU]
1
2%
Family Values Party [Alliance: GOP]
4
9%
Free Cannabis Party [Alliance: Undecided]
2
4%
Green Party [Alliance: CDU]
15
33%
Social Democratic Party [Alliance: GOP]
7
16%
The Independents of Yohannes [Alliance: Undecided]
0
No votes
Yohannes First Party [Alliance: GOP]
5
11%
 
Total votes : 45

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Friday, 15 September 2017

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Committee on Judicature Modernisation — Subject to the Chair Appointee: The Honourable Claudia Gwyneth Wintergreen, Emperor’s Counsel


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    Judicature Modernisation 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Friday, 15 September 2017 - Volume 951; Appointment of Chair — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Taking the Chair, Notice [Late] before Parliament — seven post meridiem.

    Rt Hon ANNABELLE THORNDON-STEVENSONN (Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altbrandenburg): Seid gegrüßt, Brüder und Schwester. Guten Tag. Hereby in accordance with section six of the Judicature Modernisation Amendment Act 2016 shall I move, that parliament endorse The Honourable Claudia Gwyneth Wintergreen, Emperor’s Counsel, as Chair of the Committee on Judicature Modernisation, co-nominated by the Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries and the Imperial Head of Opposition, with the agreements of the Seventeenth Yohannesian Emperor and the Chief Justice of the Peace under section nine of the Amendment Act. The Committee on Judicature Modernisation is a very important piece in the machinery of nation state governance. It is a body created in 2016 to implement the Executive Council’s response to the Chief Justice of the Peace’s recommendation and the Law Commission’s 2013 report ‘Review of Judicature Amendment Act 1959: Towards a Better Understanding of Judicial Review.’ It is tasked with ensuring the continuing modernisation of the Courts of Unity Law, under the supervision of the Head Judicature of the Justices of the Peace.

    Parliament has seen to it that in realising the continuing modernisation of our nation state’s judiciary system, democracy must be kept alive by ensuring law-abiding citizens sit on that committee; especially those who are qualified, and those who have illustrious long experiences of being responsible for overseeing the work of parliament on behalf of the people of the nineteen countries. Hon Claudia Wintergreen has a long list of both legal and legislative achievements for her age. She has the experience to operate successfully in a democracy. She has been a Majority Leader Pro Tempore since 2014, and at one point an appointed independent bar member in the National Court of the Kingdom of Alexandria. Her areas of expertise are environmental and resource management law and related fields, making her an obvious appointee to complement our quest to realising a green, environmental friendly Yohannesian economy by 2040. I therefore commend the Motion before this august Assembly.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN (Imperial Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Clearingtonne): It is my honour to hereby address Members of this Assembly in seconding the motion and to support the nomination of the Hon Claudia Wintergreen to chair the committee. As the Chancellor has said, I do not believe that anyone in parliament has accomplished more than the Hon Claudia Wintergreen in the administration of this Assembly, and in the fields of environmental and resource management law with respect to legislative decision making process. Of course, she has been an elected Majority Leader Pro Tempore for the Christian Democratic Party since 2014, and as such we may have differing opinions, and disagree on minor matters at times. But looking at the subject Member I cannot but see a person of neutrality, who have an open-minded curiosity to differing points of view. I find it amusing that an Imperial Head of Opposition has actually nominated possibly one of his most dangerous future adversaries. Who knows? The subject Member may even become a future elected emperor. Of the Christian Democratic Party. Crikey. A wee bit disconcerting for me prospect, lads n’ lasses.

    In spite of that, I have no hesitation in hereby voting for the motion and to stand in support of the subject Member.

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): Standing in representation of the Green Party, I would also like to express my support for the quality of the subject Member. The area of bodies and persons susceptible to review before the judicature has widened slowly over the last few decades. Today, applications for review may lie against Ministers of the Realm, heads of government departments, inferior courts, statutory tribunals, local government authorities, and sometimes, even those of body corporates. Any decision of public importance is potentially reviewable. Courts of the Unity Law have ensured that the exercise of power is reviewable if it is “in substance public” or has “important public consequences.” The basis for review is especially stronger where the bodies and persons have no alternative form of redress. Sometimes, because of the fact that such source of powers is not material, whether it be statutory or prerogative, the process of modernising the machinery of judicature in the nineteen countries can be hard.

    The exercise of statutory powers is reviewable according to the Judicature Modernisation Amendment Act 2016, but how can we attempt to do so when the respective National Courts of the nineteen countries have not uniformly agreed on one course of action in the exercise of non-statutory powers? The Regent’s Court of Lindblum stipulated under its Fifth Principle that the exercise of non-statutory powers is reviewable, whereas the Merchant’s Court of Landburg ruled otherwise. As an incoming Chair of the committee, the subject Member will have to muddle her way through many such examples of irregularities. I believe, however, that the subject Member has the prerequisite skills and proven expertise — to guide the committee through such complex nation-state problems.

    And so because of that the Green Party view the subject Member’s appointment as the right step forward to seeing the successful modernisation of the judicature of our law courts, well into the future.

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): I want to say that I am dissapointed by the almost uniform agreements of all parties in parliament to appointing the subject Member. I find that undemocratic. There have been occasions in the past where I have disagreed with the subject Member. And how did the subject Member responded? Almost always by raising a point of order before the Speaker, or to somehow delay proceedings in parliament. To achieve what she wants, or what her party wants.

    [
    OH C’MON YOU DO IT YOURSELF ALL THE TIME NICKEL! Some members from the Green section heckled. ]

    NICKEL FALLAGE: There was an old prophet according to the Chronicles of Founding Fathers; he said that in order for democracy to be alive, there must be an opposing force, standing strong, expressing what is right. What is good for the nation state. What is good for our people. For Yohannesians —

    [
    YOU MEAN WHITE YOHANNESIANS? Some members from the Christian Democratic section laughed. ]

    NICKEL FALLAGE: And because of that I hereby stand before this Assembly in expressing the refusal of Yohannes First to seeing the Subject Member becoming Chair of the Judicature Modernisation Committee. Thank you.

    [
    … The quorum has been reached… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: A party vote shall be called into question. Hereby in accordance with section six of the Judicature Modernisation Amendment Act 2016 shall I ascertain the endorsement of parliament to Hon Claudia Wintergreen assuming the position of Chair of the Committee on Judicature Modernisation.

    Those who say Ayes:

    [
    AAYYYEEEE! Members from the Christian Democratic, Social Democratic, and Green sections collectively gave a loud and piercing cry; which was more than enough to form a voting supermajority. ]

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and smiling faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    [
    Results: 331 Ayes and 104 Noes [Parliament] — 77 Ayes and 23 Noes [Electoral College] ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: This week has certainly been a busy one. This Assembly has moved at least two important domestic bills and has seen quite some interesting debates, resulting in some lines of standing orders being violated by... certain Members. I have presided over twenty questions for oral answer and ensured at least two registered bills were brought before the appropriate select committees.

    Honourable Members, I wish you all the good night that you deserve.


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Business Statement — Weekly Formation: Subject to the Members of Assembly


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    Introduction to Weekly Sitting Programme — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Monday, 18 September 2017 - Volume 951; Business Statement — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.


    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Taking the Chair, introductory business of parliament — Nine Ante Meridiem.

    [
    … parliamentary prayers… ]

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader pro tempore; Christian Democratic — Democratic; Electorate of Halsten): At the time parliament recommences (1 p.m.), Executive Council will see to it Parliamentary Oral Questions — Questions to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade. On Tuesday, 19 September, parliament will look to complete Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade. Wednesday will be a members’ day. On Thursday, 21 September, parliament will see to it the progress on Judicature Amendment Bill. On Friday afternoon parliament will sit under extended hours for the second reading of the Freight Shipping and Water Transport Amendment Bill 2017.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Honourable Members, I would like to draw your attention and to welcome members of the Committee on Foreign Investment from the Teutonic Reich of the German Nation, led by the chief delegate of the body corporate Deutsche Reichsbank.

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek leave to table a petition received at Parliament and the Electoral College today calling for the inclusion of the Deutsche Reichsbank as one of body corporates that may be included within this agreement.

    I would like to present the following as one of Tabled Papers before this assembly — [ A Letter from the Deutsche Reichsbank. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Leave is sought to table that particular petition. Is there any objection?

    There is none. It can be done.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN (Deputy Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Sortgrunn): Can I ask the Majority Leader pro tempore whether she is preparing to delay the reading of the Freight Shipping and Water Transport Amendment Bill to parliament, which got its report backdate delayed last Thursday?

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: That would be a business for the Minister of the Commonwealth Navy, who is accountable for the bill, to take up with the Navy and Merchant Navy Committee.


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Parliamentary Oral Questions — Questions to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade


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    Economic Growth and Financial Standing — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Monday, 18 September 2017 - Volume 951; Oral Questions — Questions to Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.


    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Question time to commence — Questions to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade: Economic Growth and Financial Standing 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    HRH AKARANA IX (College President pro tempore; Independent; Donata 1st District) to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade: Can she confirm that she has read the latest reports of the Chief Economist on Executive Council revenue trends?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER (Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Bremstadt): Yes, I have.

    HRH AKARANA IX: Can she update parliament on the latest trends of Executive Council revenue in comparison to previous half-year forecasts in June?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: I feel that the Member's question is best directed at the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund. But to satisfy the Member, on Monday, 4 September, the Executive Council issued a copy of its preliminary half-year financial statements to the Senior Press Gallery, which shows lower than expected operating expenses but lower than expected tax revenues — together added to the overall operating balance to show a smaller than expected surplus of 371.9 billion NationStates Dollars for the half-year period to 2018. That figure is 130 billion NSD smaller than the figure forecast by the Ministry in June. In spite of that lower than expected figure, however, the Executive Council believes that a generally good economic condition, stable foreign trade, and prudent fiscal handling will result in higher tax revenue and therefore higher surplus in the actual final statements -- to be released by the end next month.

    HRH AKARANA IX: What were the causes behind the lower than expected amount produced on the consolidated accounts?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: According to the recently released Treasury and Wealth Fund documents, reported tax revenue was somewhat below original forecast - Imperial Goods and Services Tax was 2.1 per cent below original forecast; although business tax was 1.4 per cent above original forecast. Customs and excise duties contribution at the imperial level was 3.8 billion NSD above original forecast; but fundamental executive expenses were higher than original forecast. From the perspective of forecasters looking into the month November, we can predict that final revenue for business tax will be higher than expected, as usual, due to its highly cyclical and variable nature at around this time of the year. This will hopefully make up for the lower than expected revenue generated elsewhere.

    HRH AKARANA IX: What decisions has the Executive Council taken to increase surplus in its books?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: This Christian Democratic Executive Council is and will always focus on two things. One: formulating policy that will act as passive reinforcing wall to prop up the active actions reverberating all around the economy of the nineteen countries. Two: restricting unnecessary spending to drift away from the excessive tendency of the previous Social Democratic Executive Council —

    [
    Look at her talking can you believe that! Interruption from the Social Democratic section. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I want to hear the Minister explain herself before parliament.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: … the first will result in more tax revenue, whilst the second will mean balancing the books, in terms of its long-term trend, sooner so we can start to look at providing additional funding towards navy upgrade and merchant navy related matters once again. We can of course go on to reach that position where we can once again fund important naval programmes or other strategic military programmes. But we have decided not to. This in view of our 2016 bipartisan decision to face head on and eliminate our current education, housing, and infrastructure crises. At least according to Members on opposite side of this chamber.

    HRH AKARANA IX: What are examples of economic management and fiscal administration in contrary to this Executive Council’s goal to consolidating surplus, reduce social dependency, and eliminate current domestic crises?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: Some bad examples would be extending motion schedule for the sake of partisanship, unbecoming of good statesmanship and not in the best interest of our nation state; conducting highly distracting and not to mention, racist, ‘referendum on restricting non-occidental immigration’ and supporting unrealistic ‘Generation Zero and environment against business expansion’ petitions all around the land. Also: promising to take the Executive Council into account to building brand new ‘optimal distance, eco-friendly, next-generation high-speed rail running uninterrupted all through Yohannes the continent.’ These are just some examples showcased by the Social Democrats and Yohannes First members sitting opposite this chamber.

    [
    WHAT IS THIS SOMEONE PLEASE LOCK EMILY THE ECONOMY WOMAN UP! Interruption from the Social Democratic and Yohannes First sections. ]

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN (Deputy Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Sortgrunn): How much gross debt has the Executive Council added to its books since it was first elected into office in January 2014?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: When the Social Democratic Executive Council left office, gross debt for the financial year 2013 to 2014 was 3.44 trillion NSD. At the time, Economic Palace[Note 1] had forecasted a higher than expected figure of almost 10 trillion NSD in long-term gross debt by December 2017. As that Member can see, standing here before parliament: today gross debt has reached the 6.32 trillion NSD mark. Instead. And only. Or to emphasise that bit. We cut the originally forecasted gross debt – by that Social Democratic Executive Council when it was in office – by almost 5 trillion NSD. We slashed forecasted 2017 gross debt by almost half. This is what this Christian Democratic Executive Council has achieved. Bequeathed to us were economic and fiscal calamities from the years 2011 to 2013 -- the heyday of Yohannesian gunboat diplomacy on international incidents; and we did not give up. Instead, we then say: ‘Hey. We will completely remove ourselves from outside stuff and concentrate instead on internal nation state building.’ We have actually reduced the burden placed unfairly on us by the previous Executive Council. Of the Social Democratic Party.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: That subjective answer aside, can she acknowledge before parliament that under the Christian Democratic Executive Council, nation state gross debt has gone up by 2.88 trillion NSD; equal to 39.7 per cent of nation state gross domestic product today?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: The Member is spot on with his calculation; I see the Social Democrats have hired a bunch of new accountants and statisticians — I am impressed. But note the irony of having the party who frittered away our future savings on gunboat diplomacy from 2010 to 2014, now here complaining all and about, lecturing on responsible-screw-all-history, and telling us about how to manage our nation state finance.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: To add to the Minister’s answer; can she acknowledge before parliament that under the Christian Democratic Executive Council, nation state net debt has increased by five and one half times; or an increase of 5.28 trillion NSD, from 960 billion NSD in 2014 to 6.24 trillion NSD today?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: Again, good on the newly hired accountants and statisticians — yes the Member’s calculation is not off. From the figures reported by the Office of Economic Analysis and Forecast. Although I want to note that the Executive Council has to spend, spend, and spend, because the Members opposite our side kept on egging on us with their scenarios of crises engulfing this land: Education. Check. Housing. Check. Immigration. Check. This feels like last week’s Monday Customary Debate all over again.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: Can the Minister confirm that under the Christian Democratic Executive Council —

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: Yes. It’s called democracy.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: I seek leave to table the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund Hon Alice Schneider’s report showing that under this Executive Council, various programmes of the previous Social Democratic Executive Council have either been underfunded or shelved entirely.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Leave is sought to table that particular report. Is there any objection to it being tabled?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the room… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There is no objection.

    [
    … A copy of the report shown before each Member in chamber; including members of the visiting delegation from the Teutonic Reich of the German Nation… ]

    HELENA ROTHMAN (Green Party; Electorate of Spreitenkirch): Can the Minister inform parliament, once again, on the initiatives undertaken by this Christian Democratic Executive Council to meet its promise to reduce nation state debt to thirty per cent of GDP by 2025?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: If parliament do look at newly registered supplementary spending under this Executive Council; we will know that, spread around more than two budgets, newly registered supplementary spending programmes have equalled no more than 510 billion NSD; this calculation excluding those spending allowances in response to newly registered surpluses or foreign trade developments, i.e., Arthropol, Allanea, the German Nation, et al.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: Can she verify this before parliament? That the Christian Democratic Executive Council is spending more than 1 billion NSD to service all its consolidated debt to domestic body corporates, e.g., the Association of Chambers and Industry, Bank of Yohannes, United Investment Corporation, et al., and foreign body corporates. e.g., the Bank of the Atlantic, Lambda Financial, foreign instrument markets, et al.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: That figure is somewhat right. I want to note, however, that it can and will be higher; we certainly cannot listen to either the Social Democrat or Yohannes First’s constant whinging about ‘education crisis’ and ‘social deficit’ — look what’s happening now!

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: I beg to differ —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! Standing Orders of Parliament, 2016. Please. Can the Member confirm that that is a point of order?

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: Indeed. I cannot but disagree with the statement made by the Minister. She did not satisfy the question and further inserted another, whole angle to this —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I say: Order! The Member will not be standing.

    HELENA ROTHMAN: Can the Minister inform parliament on recent initiatives of the Executive Council to meeting its prudential fiscal objective and financial stability?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: The Member will be happy to know that I have mentioned just that; before being interrupted by a certain Member —

    [
    EMILY THE FRAUDSTER! Interruption from the Social Democratic and Yohannes First sections. ]

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: … that we could have reached peak Jeremy Robyn style welfare nation state and spending binge faster. Or to increase funding once again for the navy and merchant navy. But we have decided not to. Because according to the Social Democratic Justice and Public Security Spokesman on Tuesday, 12 September: we must be careful not to go overboard with our reform. And according to the Social Democratic Agriculture and Resources Spokeswoman on Monday, 11 September: we must binge-spend for the environment. This Executive Council, however, do know what is up. We have got the right balance in carefully running our fragile nation state. As said by the Hon Anna Wielinga on Tuesday, 5 September: A 8.1 trillion NSD surplus over the next eight years. Loseton and that Member’s Yohannes First Party — or should I say, Loseton First Party, because he is about the only one there of noteworthy substance — can call it gimmick.

    They say gimmick. But I call it real progress. For a brighter future for Yohannesians.


    Note 1: The Economic Palace is the nickname of the national bank building; housing the imperial treasury and the headquarters of the largest three banks in the nineteen countries.


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Parliamentary Debate — Customary Debate: Subject to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade


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    Customary Debate 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER (Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Bremstadt): I hereby move, that parliament take note of domestic, nation state issues. In customary debate last week; Monday, 11 September, the Greens’ Agriculture and Resources Spokeswoman, Hanna Eichmann, attempted to challenge me to include, quote, something like ‘urban clean-up operation’ and ‘river clean up’ or ‘proposed sanctuary expansion’ but not billions, but millions attached next to them, unquote, to fight climate change. Well I accept her challenge. Possibly, it could be postulated, that it was a little too late, with the comments made, as it was, almost two hundred years after the discovery of steam engines and successive industrial revolutions happening all around the international community of regions and nation states. But she had tried, and I hereby accept her challenge. After all, according to the Members opposite our side in this chamber, quote, I am Emily the economy woman —

    [
    YOU ARE A FRAUD TOO! Some members from the Social Democratic section heckled. ]

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: … Unquote. But the Members now disrupting proceedings in parliament would be surprised to know that: Hey. I actually agree. We need to tackle this problem head on, without jeopardising economic growth and the wealth of nation state, amidst inter-regional turbulence and both commercial and military crises happening overseas. As the Treasury and Wealth Fund Minister said last week; Friday, 15 September, quote, somewhat worrying outlook, from both economic and diplomatic points of view, in parts of the international community of regions and nation states affected by the gradually expanding influence of SACTO and its rash gunboat diplomacy — resulting in slightly weaker economic outlook in some regions, unquote. We have to be careful. We actually need to tackle climate change, but not by wasting away our economy and subjecting precious taxpayer money for some frivolous spending programmes. Like, eco-friendly, next-generation high-speed rail running through Royal Alexandria, Greater Halsten, and Royal Burmecia uninterrupted, according to the Member Loseton Petres and his Yohannes First Party. Or should I say: Loseton First Party — because, again, he is about the only one there of noteworthy substance.

    [
    TELL THAT TO ALICE THE FISCAL LADY, MISS EMILY! Loseton Petres led a chorus from the Yohannes First section. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! Mr Petres, not in such a barrage-like manner. Especially not in front of the visiting German Nation delegates, for it is embarrassing to see such tomfoolery to —

    [
    EMILY IS WAITING! Some members from the Social Democratic section yelled. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I say: Order!

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: … The fact is natural disasters have inflicted their damage on our economy; for instance, the 2012 Burmecian forest fires wiped an estimated 10 billion NSD off our economy. And I cannot accept that. As parliament would know, on Friday, 8 September, according to the Treasury and Wealth Fund Minister, we have set aside 313 billion NSD for currently under funded projects, and a further 800 billion NSD directed to the Executive Council’s ‘FutureSaver’ Central Provident Fund. We can use some of that to mitigate the effects of climate change. Right now, right here, we have a scenario where at least 1,500 species — Ms Eichmann said at least 3,851, but I'd say 1,500 is more like it — around the continent of Yohannes will have their ‘threatened’ status changed to ‘endangered.’ Right now, right here, we have a scenario where according to our own conservative estimate, and data provided by the World Assembly Scientific Programme, over 300,000 commercial and residential properties in the nineteen countries are deemed at risk from rising sea level over the next few decades.

    [
    LOOK WHO’S TALKING NOW! Member Hanna Eichmann from the Green section laughed. ]

    So the measures we as Executive Council have put in place as it stands are not, and won’t be enough, to save the environment; at least, to do our part as a good member of the international community. But. Just as Emperor Til Alexandros said last week; Thursday, 7 September, I can tell you that this Executive Council is certainly trying its best to do its part — over one in six of the Allanea Agreement 2017 long-term investment figure; that is, 367 billion NSD will be committed over the next fourteen years to preserving Eco sanctuaries of the land and protecting 3,500 of the 7,000 threatened species around Yohannes the continent. But this is not the way to go forward; spend, spend, and spend. I do believe that there needs to be community solution in place, and that as it stands, there is too much of a reliance on the individual to perform. But why would she or he?

    Finally. There exists an almost pathological lack of enthusiasm amongst the business communities of the nineteen countries. The citizen sector is our bread and butter, and if that bread and butter do not want to follow the lead of the local government authority or regional council, then nothing we legislate will save the environment.

    Allow me to explain the solution to each problem. The notion of individual responsibility. Compiled reports acting as evidence over the last three years have shown that the belief that an individual will act sensibly — based on her or his choice — from looking at government information has been proven as false. Instead, she or he will act according to her or his own self-interest. Her or his internal conflict; mental struggle. Morality might enter the fray, but when no one is looking, and when she or he do know that no one will be looking, we can all guess what the individual will do. Especially when the environment itself is not an issue which impacts her or his daily life; unlike education. The infrastructure. Or perhaps housing. I am sure the Member will especially agree with the last one. In essence, educating with information or legislating things into reality will not make much of a difference. Under this Christian Democratic Executive Council, we will instead focus on factors relating to the individual’s surroundings. For example, regional council recycling bags. Have the individuals actually purchased regional council ‘world friendly’ recycling bags — since its introduction in 2008 — instead of privately manufactured garbage bags? No. Not according to the figure provided by Economic and Demographics Statistics Yohannes. And why would they? When a council recycling bag would cost them 5 NSD more than a normal garbage bag?

    Of course they would not. So what has solved the problem instead was this Christian Democratic Executive Council’s move to reverse the course made by the previous Social Democratic Executive Council: we reduce the price of local government authority and regional council recycling bags by 5 NSD. The very next day when that piece of legislation amending the previous Local Government Authority Act was passed, suddenly we started to see people holding green council recycle bags in supermarkets all around the land. But of course, the previous Social Democratic Executive Council — had it not been voted out of office — would instead raise levies on plastic bags from 3 cents to, I don’t know, something outrageous, like, 10 cents? Or the more loony left of their Members would ban privately manufactured plastic bags altogether. Like, I certainly wouldn’t put it past them. These are after all the people who increased Goods and Services Tax in 2013 to fund the purchase of new Commonwealth Navy vessels. For gunboat diplomacy four years ago. The businesses and consumers can suffer, its fine. Logical.

    We have banned advertising on tobacco products too. No. We did not increase tobacco tax, for that wouldn’t work anyway. When the individual is set to buy something, maybe because she or he is addicted to something, or for someone that she or he do love, I don’t know? Then that individual will climb hindering obstacles to get the object they desire. Also. We advertise our own opinion on why tobacco is not just bad for the environment, but for you too. We show pictures of yellowish, rotting teeth on the covers of various tobacco products. Here, this is what will happen to you if you do it. And the image-conscious younger generations certainly bought that message. Even the baby boomers started to doubt their habit too. As a result, smoking decreased from its previous level under this Executive Council, and we did not even raise the word ‘tax’ once! For those tobacco companies who still profit off the unfortunate individuals, there is nothing that we can do about it, aside from banning the tobacco industry altogether. Which the socialists and anti-democrats, I mean democrats, would do.

    We also restricted certain places from smokers. If you do smoke, it’s fine. Just don’t do it in royal gardens; body incorporated spaces of the government; public university grounds; and any other places that we think are inappropriate for smoking. If you still want to smoke, feel free to do so, and contribute to the profit of the tobacco industry. But you can be sure as Jeremy Robyn the welfare nation state guy that you will meet disapproving glances from the majority of middle Yohannesians and above. All these we have done since taking office in 2014 to not just indirectly save the environment, but also directly save the health of our people.

    Now more pressing matters at hand. The individual initiative and community expectation was one. At the imperial level, we want to add two fundamental things: One, to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising sanctuary reserves all around the land. It will bring money to the advertising industry and the media, but to top it off, it will provide incentives for these companies to support the environment. It will create jobs for the industry and solidify our position as a green nation state. When a World Health Authority inspector sees our televised ads. Or from the radio. They will go ‘oh Yohannes is clean green’, and it will boost the tourism industry; again, something that the Social Democrats are vehemently against. After all, any business, no matter what, is bad! We must tax them, and use the proceeds to fund the Commonwealth Navy.

    I love it.

    [
    LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP! Some members from the Yohannes First section chanted. ]

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: The Parliamentary Commission on Resources and Environment has been exploring this idea — to increase televised ads, and especially internet advertising — since 2015, and so far the results have been good. In closing, two: assessing whether industries on the verge of being regulated are open to our schemes. When we contacted the tobacco companies whether they would be open to have government advertisings on their products; they say its fine — it’s much better than having the government indiscriminately increasing taxes across the board. They can have one or the other, and they have chosen the lesser of the two evils. But consulting the industry, first of all before implementing control, is always the best way to move forward. Because as I have said: without industry cooperation, and the acknowledgement of the citizen sector; well, nothing we legislate will work as intended.

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader pro tempore; Christian Democratic — Democratic; Electorate of Halsten): Last week in Allanea, the Foreign Minister told a Kazansky Heavy Industries representative that this Executive Council is planning to designate 57 new eco-sanctuaries in the nineteen countries next year. Of course, we can always do more, but funding priorities and fiscal restriction meant otherwise. In partnership with the Green Party, we have also released the Forest Eco Sanctuary Trust project; similar in practice to the currently existing Von Und Zu Musäus Humanitarian Trust in the agricultural sector — it is solely an environmentally focused cash reserve, invested in low-risk short-term securities, or instruments, affiliated with partner institutions of the Bank of Yohannes — with initial funding kick started from both domestic and foreign programmes, e.g., Equal Trade and Connecting of Economies Arthropol 2017, Allanea Agreement 2017, or the yet-to-be-announced Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement 2017.

    And we will go even further. We will be good fiscal administrator and we will provide a responsible guiding-hand for the economy. If that is not enough, we will also save the environme—

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I do not think it is proper for the Majority Leader pro tempore to extend the subject Member’s time of debate—

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): How very democratic of you. Nickel.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I say: Order! One more word to come out of either Member’s mouth and I will be forced to remove someone from this assembly. To the Member raising his point of order: I did not hear any violation in accordance with Standing Orders of Parliament, 2016. And that will be it.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next to stand. Social Democratic Party Customary Debate 2017 Response.


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Parliamentary Debate — Customary Debate: Subject to the Social Democratic Party


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    Customary Debate 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    RONALD CHUMP (Social Democratic Party; Electorate of New Cleyra): Parliament should observe the stunning beating of the communists and the big, bad; very big, very bad, winning, Santiago Anti-Communist Treaty Organisation. First it was the communists; now they say it will be the socialists —

    Rt Hon ANNABELLE THORNDON-STEVENSONN (Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altbrandenburg): Oh God…

    RONALD CHUMP: God forbid the heathens. The sand heathens and the red heretics — they call it: the kiss of death. As SACTO slowly increased its spheres of influence and killed Yohannesian trade; and we wither slowly like weaklings. Like weaklings. I hate weaklings. Who knows when it will last: the kiss of death. As we see smaller, weaker Yohannesian trade under this Christian Democratic Executive Council. Damaged by SACTO gunboat diplomacy. As we see Yohannesian jobs taken by non-occidental immigrants. Immigrants and criminals — they import their foreign languages here; bring non-occidental bacteria; they take jobs away from hard-working Yohannesians; and they bring their drugs, their gangs, and their funny-smelling products here; though some sure are good people. But these people from across the oceans brought their customs and their languages here. And I don’t like it. Not one bit. Then we see SACTO and the entirety of its member nation states laughing and say: they are so liberal, so feminine, so small, so puny, so short, and so wimpy. They are a wimp! Their hands are so small, just like the size of their —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! The Member should bring his motion to a conclusion.

    RONALD CHUMP: It is the curse of feminism. Spread by the small and weak Christian Democratic Emperor herself; rippling like shockwaves down through the lesbian Chancellor —

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS (Yohannesian Emperor; President of the Electoral College; Christian Democratic Party – Christian Faction): I find that offensive.

    RONALD CHUMP: and then down through the liberal Majority Leader pro tempore and finally to Emily the economy woman and fraudster, who should be locked up in jail —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: One more line being crossed by that Member and he will find his way out of this chamber for the next four weeks.

    RONALD CHUMP: It is the curse of death: feminism, Christian liberalism, and mass immigration. As we see the population of Halsten going up by 220,000 to 240,000 at the rate of infrastructure growth we are in as of today. As we see people speaking languages I do not understand: “Ching chong I want fly lice please.”

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader pro tempore; Christian Democratic — Democratic; Electorate of Halsten): With all due respect, but Mr Speaker, that Member should be thrown out of this chamber already the moment he mentioned that very racist statement.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the subject Member to make his point loud and clear; without deviating from it. I have headaches seeing the lines of standing orders being crossed by that Member alone, and the only reason that Member has not been escorted out of this chamber is because I know what he is capable of outside this chamber. I will not have him haranguing the visiting German Nation delegates with his shameful, borderline unconstitutional ranting. So I advise that Member to stop this Kefka-like lunacy or he will find himself banned from this chamber indefinitely.

    RONALD CHUMP: Look at the Christian Democratic Emperor, her... partner, the Chancellor, and her weak underlings Emily the economy woman and Claudia the lawyer woman. See, our Emperor is the queen of all selfie. She loves the selfie, folks. She has turned foreign relations of the nineteen countries into a trip to the shopping mall — so liberals and Christian democrats can have their pictures taken together with their millennial Emperor. But what has she accomplished so far? Nothing. Do we have increasing foreign trade? No. Do we have more jobs for coal Yohannesians? No. Instead we have more foreign products entering our market and more immigrants entering our border. And with it more crimes and more jobs lost.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN (Deputy Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Sortgrunn): With all due respect, but I will have to disagree with my fellow party Member —

    RONALD CHUMP: Look at the weak chamber players. You should be ashamed of yourself, Mr Veldman. The people have spoken, and they want swampy lizards like you out. They want the swamp to be drained off lizards and pollutants. Drain the swamp. Drain the swamp, they say. Establishment out. Yohannes First in —

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): I beg to differ, but Yohannes First has not interacted with Mr Chump outside this chamber in any way, shape, or form. We want to preserve Yohannesian values; not kick out already settled immigrants unlawfully —

    RONALD CHUMP: Our Emperor is a selfie queen; she loves to take pictures together with foreign heads of state and foreign heads of government. But when coal Yohannesians need her; when the miners of deep black belt beg for mercy; when the old manufacturing districts ask for a hand out, where was she? Out playing golf with the President of Laeral or the Prime Minister of Grays Harbor. She wants to befriend the communists; she wants to befriend the environmentalists; she wants to befriend the fascists; and she certainly wants to befriend the liberals and the socialists back home. So what do we have now? People underestimating Yohannes. Allanea buying our assets. SACTO laughing at us. The Christian Democratic Emperor wants to be nice and good with everybody; anyone, anybody, come here with me please! But in the end she has diminished our standing in the international community. She and her lesbi… partner the Chancellor speak only to the rich and famous. They are completely out of touch with coal and shipbuilding Yohannesians. Well folks. Someone has to stand up for coal Yohannesians; for loyal people! Please people! Because the weak Christian Democratic Emperor is not up for the job.

    Not only are they not standing up for Yohannes. They are selling us out to foreign bankers; foreign immigrants; foreign property speculators; and foreign interests. Emily the fraudster went to Allanea saying ‘oh here have some of our assets. You can have it all.’ People, please. They went to SACTO and said: “Okay we have given up. We, will, not, stand up, for those who you have bullied all these times. And you know what? Youuu can bully us too.” People. Please! That really hits the spot. The Christian Democratic Executive Council has kicked working class Yohannesians down the gutter! Under my watch; I will make sure that the establishment — Robyn and Veldman, I am watching you — will be taken into account! And that means the Christian Democratic Executive Council too!

    Veldman and his establishment buddies tried to betray the people. They say: ‘Sorry Chump. But we don’t want you in the primary.’ Well the people have spoken. I went and beat all the other candidates. Brutes the liar and his corrupt big oil buddies. Ruby-Oh with his ‘ching-chong Oh I am so angry’ immigrant parents. And Cruise with his small hands and small —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I will have no more tomfoolery from the subject Member. Escort him out!

    [
    GO BACK TO JINGOISTAN! Some members from the Christian Democratic section laughed, as the Member for New Cleyra was escorted out of the chamber. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next to commence. Inter-Party Customary Debate.


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Parliamentary Debate — Customary Debate: Inter-Party Discussion


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    Customary Debate 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Hon MAGDALENA VON UND ZU SCHÖNBEIN (Minister of Agriculture and Resources; Christian Democratic Party — Christian Faction; Electorate of Köln): I stand before parliament with satisfaction knowing the remarkable trade record of this Christian Democratic Executive Council, led by Garnet Til Alexandros and Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn. I invite Members of this assembly to read the tabled report Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement 2017. As the hard-working Economy, Industry, and Trade Minister has said: we have to be careful. We actually need to tackle climate change, but not by wasting away our economy and subjecting precious taxpayer money for some frivolous spending programmes. The only way to save the environment is to have a sustainably growing economy. And that is how we can judge the competency of this Christian Democratic Executive Council: have they ensured economic growth? Have they balanced the books? And have they used surpluses from the books prudentially? If a nation state government cannot even accomplish that; well, how are they going to manage other intricate nation state details, dependent as they are on the economy? Fiscal administration; how is the government going to afford its various programmes? Schools for education; hospitals for health; capital investments for the future of the economy; ships for the navy and tankers for the merchant navy; and of course, sanctuaries for the environment. Frolicking animals and lush plants — our gifts from above — are threatened all around Yohannes the continent. As said by Hon Emily Kirchweger, this Executive Council is certainly trying its best to do its part; it was the Allanea Agreement 2017 then, and now, the Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement 2017.

    I want to draw parliament’s attention to some of the ways that the Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement will save the environment. According to the latest Forest Yohannes Threats and Impacts reports, over eighty-five per cent of our land is affected by animal pests: Possums, to name one, which as all gathering Members would know have no predators in Yohannes. And I certainly do believe all Members would know that, for I do hope we don’t have any D or lower student in Yohannesian Geography around here! But how can the Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement solve it? By putting measures in place; by telling local government authorities and regional councils to comply with the latest standards expected by this Executive Council. But they all do come at a cost. For example, the Under-Secretary of the Environment and Resource Management, Diana Beckenbauer, has recently mentioned one: the Sånfjället Sanctuary and Island Reserve. Located about eight hundred kilometres from the coasts of Lindblum, Sånfjället is a one million square kilometres sanctuary area home to our dearly loved green turtles, feared Lindblish sharks, and majestic humpback whales; 7.3 million birds of fifty different species, over one hundred species of fish, and countless other distinctive wildlife to the region. Prior to its haven status, the area contributed 13.2 million NationStates Dollars to our fishing industry — a paltry amount, I know, but this Executive Council did what was right: we decommercialised the area in 2015. One in ten of the expected return to come from the Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement — 135 million NSD over the next ten years — will be committed to funding Sånfjället and other conservation projects of the Executive Council.

    The environment can go hand in hand with the health and welfare of our people too. For instance, ‘Bicycling Week 2017’; an empire-wide one-week event sponsored by all the local authority governments and regional councils in Yohannes. Televised advertisements showing how we as a nation of cyclists, runners, and public transport users can save the environment by commuting to work without using private transport, i.e., cars. In overseeing the creation and smooth running of such coordinated events, I have been helped so greatly by the Minister of Health and Human Services, and I want to thank him for that. These joint-ministerial events and programmes, such as Bicycling Week 2017, have assisted us in trying to promote healthy living and fight health-related issues, such as obesity. In fact, the latest reports of Economic and Demographics Statistics Yohannes have shown that for every kilometre that someone in the nineteen countries has chosen to walk, instead of using car to go to, say, work, or to drive their kids to school, 3 NSD has been put into the Ministry of Health and Human Services’ piggy bank; and for every kilometre that someone has chosen to cycle instead of using car, 1.7 NSD has been put into the piggy bank. That is the benefit for us in terms of less spending needed for health. It also helps the environment because of less pollution from cars; which also leads to less commuting time for everyone — less time spend on the road and more time spend on actually contributing to productivity.

    The Threatened Species 2040 policy and related projects so far have shown great results, and I am sure Members of the Green Party will openly welcome seeing at least 100 million NSD from the Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement be committed to that policy. Continental Resources Conservation Foundation has recently estimated that over 5.1 million hectares of conservation land have been successfully treated by both Forest Yohannes and the Conservation Company. The majority of aerial applications of 1080 poison — to protect future Dalian Bluebird nesting around surrounding area from predators — have also been effective. That 100 million NSD will be put here over the next ten years, and it will also provide extra funding to other regional council preservation programmes, e.g., setting and resetting pest traps and other pest control operations.

    I can name many more examples of how this Executive Council is certainly trying its best to do its part to protect the environment, but I do think that particular sitting Member, Hanna Eichmann, would agree that her accusation was made without foundation in fact. My colleague the Hon Emily Kirchweger can therefore say that she has won this debate. Since taking office in 2014, we have spent at least 13 billion NSD every year to maintaining this nation state’s reserve and sanctuary areas. In doing so this Executive Council, the Christian Democratic Executive Council — we have invited body corporates, not for profit organisations, and entities, all and sundry, of the public and citizen sectors to unite in the war to conserve and save the environment.

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): The irony. If one looks at and examine all of the facts and circumstances surrounding the use of 1080 poison, they will know that that thing won’t effectively destroy pests. Or destroy Magdalena Von und Zu Schönbein’s speech. The fact of the matter is Continental Yohannes Customs and Border have been slacking a lot these days, for want of funds. We have more part-time out-of-high-school assistant customs officers than actual trained drug detector dogs! Can you believe that? It’s like you are saying: “Here, go to war for us — but, oh, by the way, you will have to use your hands!” In fact, it is so bad that there are less than two dogs available for every five employees of that law enforcement agency. Is it even a law enforcement agency, at all, if it cannot enforce the law?

    I don’t know. Well obviously there have been cuts, cuts, and cuts. Rock–paper–scissors mate; Minister, you have been caught empty-handed. And it’s not just Continental Yohannes Customs and Border too. As the Green Member said on Monday, 11 September: According to the World Assembly Endangered Species Protection Committee and the International Bureau of Water Safety, government funding at the imperial level for various agencies of the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Environment and Resource Management have collectively been, on average, 4.7 billion NSD lower than they should be as recorded under the previous Social Democratic Executive Council’s Budgets. And I won’t even try to argue with that Agriculture and Resources Minister, because last time I saw her at a town hall meeting in the far south of Burmecia, she had the audacity to say: “This Executive Council is helping Burmecians”. Well surprise surprise Magdalena, the local leader had to tell you to shut up or else. It was truly a rolling on the floor laughing moment, as the youth nowadays would say.

    Finally: it seems even the Greens nowadays would prop up a Garnet Til Alexandros Executive Council. I thought I would never see the day when I see the Greens coupling up with the asset sellers; but I guess the earth is not flat after all. Now, almost everyone — even the Greens — have sold out; they have sold out and abandoned their original five principles: One, do not couple up with the Social Market economists. Two, do not open the floodgates too easily or the environment will suffer. Three, don’t sell off quangos and nation state assets. Four, don’t decentralise governance too much. Five, don’t wear flash business suits.

    [
    OH C’MON LOOK WHAT YOU’RE WEARING NICKEL! Some members from the Green section heckled. ]

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Well one party is still standing strong to uphold the principles of democracy; to act as the true voice of the opposition. Yohannes First. This party has withstood the latest fad: the millennial Emperor. She may be popular, and she may well try to do things the uninformed considered as the fashionable things to do these days — taking selfies with adoring fans at the local supermarket; repeatedly saying “Uhm… at the end of the day” to reply to every single argument the opposing forces made; beatboxing together with the latest culturally degenerate musicians so she can get the youth votes; and finally, finally, actually telling Doll Henry at Breakfast current affairs this morning that ‘I think you will find that ladies, excuse me for this offensive word, fart too.”

    [
    OH C’MON NICKEL GET ON WITH THE TIME WILL YOU? Interruption from the Green section. ]

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Meanwhile, a total of 74.9 million NSD wasted on her latest pet project: “The Referendum on changing the Nineteen Countries Flag.” If any Member here saw her performance on Doll Henry’s Breakfast this morning, they would cringe. Because she said: “I believe the Allanea 2017 Investment and Transacting Agreement was worth it. Because of that we can safely invest 59 billion NSD on Work and Parenting Income over the next eight years.” Well what’s the point in doing that if you then sold off 272,952 Local Government Authority shelters and state houses? It’s like putting two grand into your piggy bank, and then throwing three grand out of that years of savings into the rubbish bin. But that’s what the Christian Democratic Executive Council did, and the whole time the Christian Democratic Emperor just put on her charming politician smile —

    [
    LOOK WHO’S TALKING? Three Christian Democratic Members yelled. ]

    NICKEL FALLAGE: It’s just as embarrassingly bad as when we invaded the nation state of Osthia together with Grays Harbor back in 2011. It was so bad that —

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER (Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Bremstadt): Who was the Minister of Foreign Affairs back then?

    NICKEL FALLAGE: I was. But I was responsible before the Social Democratic Chancellor —

    [
    ARE YOU SERIOUS NICKEL? The Imperial Head of Opposition Rt Hon Jeremy Robyn yelled. ]

    NICKEL FALLAGE: ... and the confidence and supply agreement meant I was forced to do the Social Democrats’ bidding. So please, do not make any unintelligent, foolish accusation, Emily the economy woma —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! The subject Member will not finish that sentence: one more ‘the economy woman’ or ‘the fiscal lady’ remark, and I will be forced to let a Member accompany Mr Chump outside —

    [
    ARE YOU EMILY’S WHITE KNIGHT MR SPEAKER? Loseton Petres led a chorus from the Yohannes First section. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! Out. Someone please escort Mr Petres out of Assembly.

    [
    Some members of parliament laughed, as the Leader of Yohannes First was escorted out of the chamber. ]

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and shaking heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: The debate having concluded, the motion lapsed.


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Living Organ Donation Monetary Support Amendment Bill 2017: First Reading


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    Living Organ Donation Monetary Support 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - Volume 951; First Reading — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader Pro Tempore; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic Faction; Electorate of Halsten): I seek leave to consider all parts and clauses of the Living Organ Donation Monetary Support Amendment Bill 2017 as one question.

    Rt Hon SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Leave for that purpose is sought. Is there any objection?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the room… ]

    There appears to be none. Living Organ Donation Monetary Support Amendment Bill 2017. First reading. The Bill is now presented before the Assembly.

    The Bill is now presented before the Assembly. Taking the Chair, Electoral College and Parliament — Three Post Meridiem.

    Hon EWDIN CANTOR (Minister of Health and Human Services; Christian Democratic Party – Christian Faction; Electorate of Southmonde): Seid gegrüßt, Brüder und Schwester. Guten Tag. Hereby in representation of the Christian Democratic Executive Council shall I move, that the Living Organ Donation Monetary Support Amendment Bill 2017 be read for the first time. I present the Amendment Bill before the Select Committee on Health and Human Services, and I have hereby brought the Bill before parliament for its first reading.

    Before I begin, I’d like to thank my fellow Member in parliament Lute Van Der Plaats. I want to note that the people of Tinglund are very lucky indeed to have such a dedicated person representing their electorate here today. In his position as Health and Human Services Spokesman of the Social Democratic Party, Mr Plaats has provided important feedback on this Private Bill. He has also carried the Bill through the ballot with the help of Dr Bryan Parker — again, another Social Democratic Member — and Dr Zoe Nilsson of the Green Party; who contributed to our cause by submitting her own Private Bill last year. It is only after seeing and receiving their unanimous support that I have decided to submit this Amendment Bill before parliament, with the hope that its passing will save and enhance thousands of Yohannesian lives per year.

    I consider this Bill to not be a broad Bill, and instead that of a concentrated, minor Bill; drafted to deal mostly with three matters relating to the donation of living organ. First, this Amendment Bill aims to slightly increase monetary compensation for good-hearted and selfless Yohannesians who — through no other motivations but the willingness to do things that bring advantages to others, or the ones they do love — have decided to give their organs. As it stands, monetary compensation for living organ donors annually amounts to the same as individuals on the Health and Illness Supplementary Allowance. And I frankly think that that is wrong. When someone has decided to donate their organ to save a life, we as a nation must acknowledge their sacrifice. The current situation disenfranchised such a selfless individual, and our Bill will attempt to fix this problem by granting organ donors with a more-than-adequate monetary compensation plan — to be made annually — worth up to 110 per cent of their average wage or annual salary for their first year of recovery, in addition to other existing Equality and Social Welfare remittance, i.e., Work and Parenting Income.

    Second, this Amendment Bill aims to minimise the loss of potential earnings that typically affect an organ donor during her or his first few years of recovery. When an individual give their organ to save a life, parliament cannot let that individual suffer through lost wages or any other costs incurred by that individual as consequences of donating her or his organ, i.e., recovery time means staying at home and not working. This Bill will attempt to fix this problem by making available a government-funded weekly contribution worth up to 30 per cent of the organ donor’s average wage or annual salary; with the contribution being directed to her or his ‘Futuresaver’ Central Provident Fund. Further, this government contribution will not affect or change the income status of the organ donor’s Central Provident Fund account, i.e., the one-time opening government contribution of 1,350 NationStates Dollars will not be affected and the organ donor can still borrow up to 7,500 NSD from her or his Central Provident Fund ‘Future Home Buyer’ sub account without incurring a penalty.

    Many private Bills lodged before parliament over the last ten years have been made and caused by either the drafting Member’s own personal experience, or from anecdotal evidences, petitions, and personal testimonies lodged by residents — and thus, potential voters — of the drafting Member’s electorate. This Bill follows that same pattern. Last year, I had the opportunity to be acquainted with Mrs Ada Müller; a 76-year-old mother of two, who is a proud citizen of the Duchy of Gizamaluke-Grotto and an enrolled imperial voter since 1959. We were shopping at Topdown, the local central Southmonde supermarket, when she told me of her recent diabetes and kidney failure diagnosis. She informed me that, quote, I have always been an independent person… and I cannot see myself being unable to walk… being dependent on other people… having to be treated for hours, unquote. To you, these are just words. To observers of foreign nation states who read our Collegian and Parliamentary Hansard, these are just sentences. But to me, this is real. She was an amazing lady; a respectable senior member of society who has raised two amazing daughters. On that day, I saw her doting on her three grandchildren with love. She is a part of my electorate, and because of that I am happy — to be able to tell her story before every Hon Member in this chamber, and to know that this Amendment Bill was drafted out of the goodwill of my heart.

    And Mrs Müller was a very lucky person indeed, for she had her son-in-law Bernhard by her side, who agreed to donate his kidney for her. But the monetary compensation handed to him was not enough to cover his loss of financial gain and potential earnings. This is unacceptable. Mrs Müller and her son-in-law Bernhard deserved better. And in that regard, this bill attempts to amend the current Act so that I don’t have to hear the same sad story again in the future. It is personal. These are the people of Southmonde — my electorate; my home. The current Act also disadvantaged those who don’t have financially well-off relatives, because then they will have a lower chance of receiving organ donation — say, a relative is compatible and is a match. That person is also willing to donate their organ. But unfortunately that person cannot afford to do so due to potential loss of income and lack of more-than-adequate government support. Well, Rudolf the banker next door can afford to do so for his grandfather, because, well, he is rich. He don’t have to worry about potential loss of income. This situation I consider as unacceptable and this Bill will hopefully level the playing field more.

    Third, this Amendment Bill aims to deal with the low organ donation rates we have in the nineteen countries. In fact, I can safely say, from quickly browsing related data on the World Health Authority website, that we have one of the lowest organ donation rates out there. Which is somewhat a shame, really. Especially when you know that there are 18,000 Yohannesians who, even as we speak, currently are on the waiting list for heart and liver transplantation; those who may face death if they don’t successfully receive transplanted organs. And finally, when you know that there are also 31,000 Yohannesians who currently are on the waiting list for kidney transplantation — when you know that there are 31,000 Mrs Ada Müllers out there. I hope that this Bill will successfully meet its first and second aims, so that it can allay the worries of possible donors concerning loss of potential earnings and less-than-adequate monetary compensations.

    Finally, this Bill aims to reduce costs for our hard-working taxpayers. The Christian Democratic Executive Council was voted into office in 2014 with the promise that we will be a good fiscal administrator. This Bill will help us in keeping that promise. According to a recent report published by the Health and Mental Health Commission, on average a successful kidney transplantation done in the nineteen countries costs taxpayers 163,100 NSD, per successful transplantation done. Meanwhile, on average a regular dialysis treatment for a forty-five-year-old and above done in the nineteen countries costs taxpayers 302,000 NSD. In effect, this Bill will deliver significant cost savings to our taxpayers whilst delivering better results for those who are in need.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON (Green Party; Electorate of Cowrie): I want to first of all thank the Health and Human Services Minister Hon Edwin Cantor for his kind words. Hereby standing in representation of the Green Party, I will support this Amendment, and see to it the Bill’s recommendation before the Select Committee on Health and Human Services. The Green Party — we believe that this Bill is something that all parties in parliament — no matter their alignment or ideological leaning — must surely think of as: “Alright. Let’s put aside our differences and do what is right for the people of the nineteen countries.”

    From reading this Bill, one can tell that it will in effect completely revoke the Living Organ Donation Monetary Support Amendment Act 2001; which was ironically the initiative of the previous Social Democratic Executive Council under the Von Willebrand Chancellorship. And the Health and Human Services Minister then was none other than the Member Lute Van Der Plaats himself; one of the key contributors to this Amendment Bill.

    Dr BRYAN PARKER (Social Democratic; Electorate of Emree): He had to do it or the Christian Democrats would cry bloody murde —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! Standing Orders of Parliament, 2016. Please. Can the Member confirm that that is a point of order?

    Dr BRYAN PARKER: No it is not, Mr Speaker.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Then I expect the Member to await his turn on the Bill’s second reading.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: This Bill will increase government support for a donor above that for an individual under the Health and Illness Supplementary Allowance, which currently is limited to 65 per cent of average wage or annual salary prior to injury or registered time of accident.

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    … The quorum has been reached… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: A vote shall be called into question. I move that the Living Organ Donation Monetary Support Amendment Bill 2017 be commended to the Select Committee on Health and Human Services by the date that is one week following the date of first reading.

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    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the room… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Living Organ Donation Monetary Support Amendment Bill read before parliament for the first time.

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    … Amendment Bill heading to the Health and Human Services Committee… ]


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Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill 2017: First Reading


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    Courts of Unity Law 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Thursday, 21 September 2017 — Volume 951; First Reading — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader Pro Tempore; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic Faction; Electorate of Halsten): I seek leave to consider all parts and clauses of the Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill 2017 as one question.

    Rt Hon SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Leave for that purpose is sought. Is there any objection?

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    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning heads seen all around the room… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There appears to be none. Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill 2017. First reading. The Bill is now presented before the Assembly.

    The Bill is now presented before the Assembly. Taking the Chair, Electoral College and Parliament — Three Post Meridiem.

    Hon ROBERT DANIELSSON (Minister of Justice and Public Security; Independent; Electorate of Kingsbridge): Hereby, in representation of the Christian Democratic Executive Council shall I move, that the Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill 2017 be read for the first time. I present the Bill before the Select Committee on Justice and Public Security, and I have hereby brought the Bill before parliament for its first reading. A good system of the courts of law is one of the most important parts of building a democracy. As said by my colleague Emily Kirchweger on Tuesday, 19 September, since the discovery of steam engines and the successive industrial revolutions seen all around the international community of regions and nation states, organised society, technology, and the machinery of state have expeditiously advanced, with mankind struggling to keep up; sometimes, as if in a state of delirium. As we move forward into the twenty-fi —

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    … Members leaving the chamber for a tea break… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! Can parliament see civility from its Members.

    Hon ROBERT DANIELSSON: … rst century, our courts of law still operate in a twentieth century fashion. We need to bring our court organisation and technology forward to better improve efficiency and productivity; this all done in the name of upholding justice for members of the public. In this endeavour I have been greatly helped by the work of the Committee on Judicature Modernisation, with its recently appointed chair the Hon Claudia Wintergreen. The Amendment Bill as it sta —

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    … More Members leaving the chamber for a tea break… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I do not want to ask for a third time. Can I expect some civility from Members who are leaving the chamber. You are disrupting proceedings in parliament and I cannot accept that. Thank you.

    Hon ROBERT DANIELSSON: … nds. Civility to be expected, as you have said Mr Speaker. The Amendment Bill as it stands contains five sections. One, amend the Justices of the Peace Act 1787 and the National Court Act 2007. This Bill will update the jurisdiction of the National Courts of the nineteen countries, and make more uniform their constitutions to ease jurisdiction seizure for the Intermediary Appeal Court. This Bill will also edit some of the older-styled, more arcane sentences of their constitutions and replace them with easier to understand language for non Yohannesian speaking individuals. Especially for foreign English speakers, who are speaking the de-facto official language of the international community of regions and nation states.

    According to the first section, the Bill will make our court system more transparent for members of the public. Under the Bill, court archivists and editors must issue a free-of-charge online or internet database listing the copies of final written judgements made. Following the conclusion of cases, the courts of Unity law must also release previously non-public information pertaining to possibly made reserved judgements. This includes court guidance on why judges have decided to recuse themselves and information pertaining to any conflict of interest that may prevent individuals from holding certain court positions. Section one will also give more powers for the nineteen national courts so that they can throw away any meritless legal proceedings brought before the court. The nineteen national courts will also be given the powers to more frequently issue robust orders to stop certain parties from commencing on their civil proceedings in bad faith. These powers will also be given to the inferior courts of the realm, albeit reservedly, to further control vexatious litigants. Finally. Under section one, a new panel of judges will be formed in each of the nineteen National Courts. This panel is tasked with reducing incidents arising from lack of responsiveness in the court in matters of importance to court participants. This panel may also listen to existing legal arguments under dispute, if required.

    According to the second section, the Bill will completely revoke the Regional Court Amendment Act 2005. It means that 4,800 courts will be integrated as a single institution, with branches in each electorate acting as intermediary points. This will increase court responsiveness and reduce costs. The Bill will also increase limitations on civil claims founded on statute, or in context, those of tort or equity, from up to the exact value of 500,000 NSD to 1 million NSD. Both I and the Hon Claudia Wintergreen do believe that in doing so, we will provide more litigation flexibility; if the parties involved do believe that the Regional Court would better handle their case, they can now opt for the Regional Court instead of having to go to the National Court. To accommodate this last point, the Committee has proposed that certain features associated with the superior courts of the realm be given to the inferior courts, i.e., panel of judges for administration, court user engagement, and review.

    According to the third section, the Bill will replace the Judicature Amendment Act of 1959 with the exception of one section: Section five, concerning matters of judicature review. That section will be separated and be created as an independent Act; creating with it an independent panel to deal with financial claims and costs of cases heard in a regional court. The Hon Claudia Wintergreen do believe that this will result in more balance and fairness for claimants and participants in general, whilst I myself think that this will accelerate settlement decision-making process and related procedure.

    According to the fourth section, the Bill will make certain that modernisation will be realised in the way the courts operate. Over the past several years, the Christian Democratic Executive Council has emphasised the need to improve judicature efficiency and reduce the cost of judicial operations. This Bill will create a judiciary panel that will be tasked with developing a strategy to modernise information technology assets and organisations of all courts in our land. It will also be tasked with improving information technology environment, i.e., the way court employees utilise information technology assets; IT asset management. There will of course be several operational problems along the way, i.e., many court operations such as certificate filing are still mainly done by hand. But I believe that now is the right time for us to bring the courts in our land into the twenty-first century, for in doing so we will improve efficiency and reduce operational costs in the long run. And finally the last section, somewhat related in a way with the fourth: The Bill will further expand on the use of audiovisual systems in relation to appearance of court participants.

    In closing, I want to once again thank the recently appointed chair and the Committee in general for their contribution in bringing this Bill into reality. I hereby commend the Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill 2017 before this august assembly.

    ADALBERT WERNICKE (Justice and Public Security Spokesman; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Ringholm): It is my honour to hereby address Members of this assembly in support of the Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill. We support the Bill’s recommendation before the Select Committee on Justice and Public Security. I have, however, three points that I want to make in relation to the Bill.

    The purpose of a court is to settle disputes peacefully before the law of the land. It prevents the use of intimidation and violence to solve problems between two or more parties. Many disputes coming to trials are indeed of this nature, whilst the rest arising from legal uncertainties that must be dealt with by the court. The system we have in place to settle disputes is to authorise for unbiased, independent people to settle these disputes. The parties involved in litigations can then bring their case before these authorised, independent people. These independent people are the judges of our realm, who are infallible — or ideally should be — in the face of possible corruption. More often than not, one or two parties involved in litigations may not be happy with the outcomes of trials; but they know that the system is fair and impartial, and that they have been given fair hearings. As a result they – the people – believe in our system; our judicature.

    Of course it has not always been easy. Occasionally, universal access to fair hearings have not been realised, largely because one or more of the parties involved cannot afford their fees and expenses, i.e., legal services and transportation. It’s all rainbow and shining blue sky that we have fair and impartial system to handle disputes; but if many people cannot afford to access that system in the first place – or cannot afford to match the level of legal services available to the other, more financially well-off parties, then this system is nothing but a broken system. I believe that parliament do need to look at this: what can we do to make the right to fair and impartial hearing be accessible to as many people as possible? And what can we do in better supporting those who do not have the financial resources to afford good, or at the very least acceptable, legal services?

    In a way, the Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill attempts to fix some of these problems by bringing our court organisation and technology forward to better improve efficiency and productivity. It further attempts to deal with financial claims and costs relating to cases in regional courts all through the land. This will indeed, I think, further reassure claimants and court participants that they have received ‘a fair deal’, which in turn would accelerate settlement decision-making process. As the years progressed and our judicature become more complex, decision-making process period or time has become longer and longer; until today, where texts of some legal decisions look more like they are written for your local university’s Doctor of Philosophy thesis rather than a simple, one two three to-the-point summary. Well this is what our Founding Monarchs had in mind when they enacted the Justices of the Peace Act 1787. The Bill attempts to deal with this problem and that is another reason why the Social Democratic Party support its recommendation before the committee.

    However, after listening to the Minister and reading the copy of the draft myself, I am feeling more like someone who have washed the car this morning, but forgot to put my weekly garbage out for the Wednesday garbage truck to pick up. Something’s amiss. It worries me that we might have not dealt with some things somehow left out there. For one, what my fellow party Member Hanna Eichmann said during the Monday, 11 September Customary Debate last week, quote, the 2012 storm, one of the most damaging of the last forty-five years, left 1.2 million Royal Burmecian houses without adequate clean water and electricity coverage; and not to mention 1.53 billion NSD in insurance compensation, unquote.

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    OF COURSE YOU WOULD KNOW YOU WERE ONE OF THE FAT MONEY LAWYERS INVOLVED THERE! Two Members from the Green section heckled. ]

    ADALBERT WERNICKE: During that year, insurers all around the Kingdom of Burmecia faced such a high level of claims and insurance risks, in fact I can say that it was unparalleled. I have never seen anything like it. And yes, it was bad. Really bad. I was there myself dealing with some cases and I saw — I still remember it today — before my own eyes how one insurer had to deal with over fifty cases in a short period of time, one after the other, and the courts were left overwhelmed with registering precedents non-stop. And you know what’s worse? Seeing the faces of individuals representing the insurers that they are definitely going to face representative actions one way or another when all those precedents were taken into account with respect to their cases. Spend the piggy bank and prepare to close the business, they say, because you are about to face time of your life. As a result, well, many responsible insurance companies decided to delay proceedings because they know they will be left to pay the bills unfairly.

    And so by attempting to accelerate settlement decision-making process, this Bill will hopefully mitigate that problem in the future. But in a way, I feel that this Bill will fail to accomplish that problem, or it may not significantly reduce that problem. Instead of only relying on the judgements or opinions of an independent panel, we — and by this I mean the Christian Democratic Executive Council, as the elected face of our land — should pick fifty cases, going by order of operations. And then the Ministry of Justice and Public Security will provide the fund required to settle these cases. Once we have done that, then we should select these cases so that they will act as precedents for other similar cases in the future. Of course, the funding that would be required; it can be hard for the Executive Council to open its books this way. But as it stands this Bill will not remedy the situation the Kingdom of Burmecia faced during the 2012 storm, and for that reason I am left feeling somewhat empty.

    As I have said, however, the Social Democratic Party support the Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill’s recommendation before the Select Committee on Justice and Public Security. We feel that this Amendment Bill will further guarantee universal access for our people — albeit only partially — to having fair and impartial hearings before the courts of our land.

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    … The quorum has been reached… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: A vote shall be called into question. I move that the Courts of Unity Law Amendment Bill 2017 be commended to the Select Justice and Public Security by the date that is one month following the date of first reading.

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    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the room… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Motion agreed to. Parliament shall retire at the conclusion of reading, reached, as stated.

    Honourable Members, I wish you all the good afternoon that you deserve.


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Parliamentary Oral Questions — Questions to the Minister of Energy and Science;
the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund; and the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade


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    Economic Growth and Financial Standing — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Friday, 22 September 2017 — Volume 951; Oral Questions — Questions to Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.


    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Question time to commence — Questions to the Minister of Energy and Science: Economic Growth and Financial Standing 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia) to the Minister of Energy and Science: Does he stand by all her Executive Council's policies; and if so, can he explain for what reason?

    Hon ABDULLAHI LINDSTRÖM (Minister of Energy and Science; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Gulleråsen): Yes, I do; because we have got a popular Emperor, a competent Chancellor, and an industrious Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade, who are running the show around here.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Then, will he verify before parliament that he has confidence in every public announcement made by the Chancellor; especially one made yesterday about residential pricing and rates of electricity?

    Hon ABDULLAHI LINDSTRÖM: I am busy and I have my own office; we run the show with precision around here. We don’t waste time having a tea break with one another and having a wee chat —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the Minister to conclude his answer.

    Hon ABDULLAHI LINDSTRÖM: … and so because of that, I have not been acquainted with every announcement she has made recently.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: So is the Minister answering that he is confident of the Chancellor’s every statement and is willing to judge her infallible; yet he is not well acquainted with the Chancellor’s position or recent announcement made regarding residential pricing and rates of electricity?

    Hon ABDULLAHI LINDSTRÖM: The Christian Democratic Party is a party founded on ideals and principles — Christian Democracy; social market economy; the Yohannesian model — and therefore both I and the Chancellor do believe in the same ideals and principles. We are not a spur-of-the-moment populist Party like a certain party in parliament.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Then, can he explain before parliament: How increasing yearly base price per customer for the three partially state-owned enterprises — Eastland Electricity from 1.30 NationStates Dollars to 3.03 NSD; Halsten Power from 1.71 NSD to 2.91 NSD; and finally Royal Alexandria Energy from 1.97 NSD to 3.20 NSD — can possibly improve growth for rural businesses and authority governments?

    Hon ABDULLAHI LINDSTRÖM: I cannot but think that the Member is not looking at the bigger picture. In announcing such changes, we want to assure people that one way or another partially state owned enterprises must guarantee investors that they are making the best decision in the long run. We don’t even know whether these changes will adversely affect growth in those rural areas in the long run.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Can he say, accounting the fact that the Greater Halsten super electorate’s Halsten Power will increase its average subsidised total price per customer from 290 NSD to 482 NSD, how are senior members of society and the struggling all around Greater Halsten going to cope?

    Hon ABDULLAHI LINDSTRÖM: Again, the Member has taken this the wrong way. I have said that we are talking about yearly base price per customer increase, and we are only introducing such a measure after considering the general conclusions which we have reached as the result of our protracted investigation; done over the last three years. I have also informed the Boards of the companies that they must consult with local residents and especially businesses first before going ahead. They have done that and the results are there; so far there have been very few public criticisms of their decisions; mainly only those started by harshly worded petitions made by a certain party in parliament. I watched the local regional newspapers. I know.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Can the Minister explain why is his Executive Council still trying to prop up big businesses and corporate bodies, through various incentives and corporate handouts, especially foreign-based and foreign-owned companies such as Pearson Motors, and why should the senior members of society and the struggling working class of our society still believe, after accounting all that this Executive Council has stood for — big banks and big businesses — that they, from Eastland to Halsten, will not suffer in the long run; and why should they subsidise the latest of this Executive Council’s attempt to prop up bi —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: That statement contains three supplementary questions. The Minister will address just one.

    Hon ABDULLAHI LINDSTRÖM: I must once again say what I have said before: I ask the Member not to assume, assume, and assume. But to look at the evidence. All that we have done is to make sure that investors in those three partially state owned enterprises know of this Executive Council’s commitment in making the best decision in the long run. The three bodies involved have consulted local residents and businesses and so far the results speak for themselves: The Halsten Post editorial has not been filled with page after page of electoral outrage or condemnation; whilst The Alexandrian Business Times’ senior reporter Dallack Ohama has not even mentioned this development; instead, they are more concerned with economic growth and real results; providing breakfasts and milks for our primary school students; raising allowances for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics tertiary students; and of course, churning out announcements such as Allanea 2017 Investment and Transacting Agreement, or Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement 2017.

    And finally, I have said that the Ministry of Energy and Science is still opening its Review and Submission website in relation to this latest development; and so I invite the Member to put forward his opinion and perhaps we will take the Member’s submitted opinion into account. The channel for change is there.

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    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next Question to commence — Questions to the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund: Economic Growth and Financial Standing 2017.

    MATTHIAS BLUMENFELD (Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Fürstenbeck) to the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund: Can she confirm that she has received the latest reports of the Chief Economist on interest rates and on the growth of the coherent chemistry industry for one, and the housing market for another?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER (Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altmark): On Monday, 18 September, Economic Palace[Note 1] announced its Fiscal Stability Memorandum, where imperial cash rate was slashed to 1.6 per cent. That is just below our fifteen-year low for interest rates. Economic Palace said that the economy of the nineteen countries is growing at just 4 per cent; held up by lower interest rates, slight upward movement in coherent chemistry and industrial activities, high net migration of hard-working peoples mostly from non-occidental nation states; and a negative movement in metropolitan housing prices. Economic palace registered risks; lower shipbuilding export and higher energy import prices. Economic Palace forewarned the Royal Alexandrian Government that those risks would result in negligible demand and income growth in the Kingdom of Alexandria. In most of the sixteen minor countries, empire-wide, yearly inflation is set to hover at around a quarter of one. In summary, Economic Palace’s memorandum showcased strong, overall real economic growth.

    MATTHIAS BLUMENFELD: What is Economic Palace’s point of view on the long-term growth of our economy, jobs growth for our people, and domestic savings for our future?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: I inform the Member that so far forecasts have shown positive outlook for all three; Economic Palace forecast shows that the total value of all goods and services produced in our economy will increase by around 2 to 4 per cent for the next five years. Average jobs growth rate is set to increase by 4 per cent. Domestic savings rate for families is set to hover around the 30 per cent boundary, whilst disposable personal income is set to increase by 4 per cent.

    MATTHIAS BLUMENFELD: What other reports has Economic Palace released on the future of the nineteen countries economy?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: On Wednesday, 21 September, Chambers of Industry and Commerce Yohannes published its forecast — a general agreement made by member Chambers to average their differing forecasts. It shows a somewhat less elevated view on the economy as a result of fall in Alexandrian shipbuilding and Lindblum semiconductor prices. The Chambers announced a slightly lower average yearly growth rate of 3.5 per cent for the next three years. Export is predicted to slow down until late 2018; due to market uncertainties in some overseas regions and nation states in the face of increasing aggression and gunboat diplomacy by ever-expanding militaristic organisations and those opposing organisations — SACTO as one example and DEUN the other.

    MATTHIAS BLUMENFELD: What other reports has the Minister received on domestic, nation state interest rates?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: I have read four reports since Monday, 18 September. I read the conclusion of the first report, which summarised that many households in the Royal Realm of Cleyra has been negatively affected by higher than usual interest rates in that country. The summary of the second report, meanwhile, opined that the move by Economic Palace to slash imperial cash rate would result in negative movement in some sectors of the nineteen countries economy. I however believe if we can get new employment opportunities for 12 million people by the year 2020, whilst economic growth yearly will stay at the very least at above 2.5 per cent; then I am willing to let the prediction of negative movement in some sectors of the economy becoming a reality. It’s a compromise, hard to make as it is, but I feel that we must be realistic, and that is the only way we can pull ourselves forward.

    MATTHIAS BLUMENFELD: Can the Minister confirm before parliament that she has actually read two reports; displaying contradictory results: One concluding that increasing interest rate is bad for the economy, whilst the other concluding that lowering interest rate is bad for the economy?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: Yes. Can the Member believe that. I therefore concluded this morning at Doll Henry’s Breakfast Television Three programme that there can only be one party that is responsible for these entirely contradictory reports. Well. That party is surely the Social Democratic Party.

    [
    SHUT ALICE THE FISCAL LADY UP! Members from the Social Democratic section heckled. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order!

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: Of course. The Social Democra —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I say: Order! I advise the Minister to leave and rethink the way she has answered that last question.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and amused faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next Question to commence — Questions to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade: Economic Growth and Financial Standing 2017.

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston) to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade: Does she stand by all her ministry’s recent announcement?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER (Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Bremstadt): Yes, I surely do?

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the Minister not to push her luck.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: ... Yes, I do.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: Then, can she verify before parliament whether she thinks the recent move by the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade to spend 11.2 million NSD on front ministerial headquarters logo and other miscellaneous public information decoration was a beneficial move for imperial taxpayers?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER:: I will be clear here. I am surprised with the cost incurred by the ministry in relation to the matters concerning the Member. I have informed the President of the Ministry to let him know of my dismay. In return, the President of the Ministry explained that he himself was surprised to see the much-higher final cost of public information decoration and other miscellany. Of course, I want to stress that that 11.2 million NSD expenditure was made possible only because the Ministry has saved 631 million NSD over the last four years thanks to the many restructuring initiatives undertaken by this Christian Democratic Executive Council. As one example, when we took office we reduced ministerial regional headquarters office spaces by 27 per cent. We had to deal with a number of internal ministerial complaints, but as the Member can see now, ministerial related expansion so far has been done at 15 million NSD under allocated 2017 budget. I ask the Member to take into account all the information I have presented before parliament today.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN (Deputy Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Sortgrunn): Can the Minister be clear then: Spending 50,000 NSD for a central ministerial front desk is a cost saving move?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER:: Well, first of all the Member picked something that I and he can have differing viewpoint on; as I have said in 2017 so far we have saved at least 15 million NSD for taxpayers, because we are a respo —

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: I raise a point of order. Mr Speaker, I have asked a candid, plain-spoken question, and I expect the Minister to answer likewise.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I have considered the Member’s point of order and I believe that the Minister has addressed the Member’s question, perhaps not in a satisfactory manner, but question has been addressed nonetheless.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: It has been addressed. Thank you, Mr Speaker.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: In your view, not mine. Does she think using taxpayers’ contribution on a bunch of new hair dryers and straighteners is the hallmark of a responsible ministerial move?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: The central ministerial employees — at least the ladies — believe it as so. Responsible.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: I believe the opposite.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: 15 million NSD under the allocated 2017 budget, Veldman; 15 million NSD under budget.


    Note 1: The Economic Palace is the nickname of the national bank building; housing the imperial treasury and the headquarters of the largest three banks in the nineteen countries.


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Weekly Adjournment — Subject to the Members of Assembly


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    Visitors Present — Teutonic Reich of the German Nation -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Friday, 22 September 2017 - Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: Mr Speaker, I believe that parliament has seen good progress in nation state development this week; and for that reason I seek leave for parliament to rise at this point.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the room… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Is there any objection to that?

    [
    EMILY THE ECONOMY WOMAN GOT OWNED! Three Members from the Social Democratic section heckled. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I cannot see whether there are any objections because of the loud noises and distracting tomfoolery of previously ordered Members; however there appears to be none.

    Parliament to adjourn.

    [
    … Members leaving the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Honourable members, this week has certainly been a busy one. This Assembly has moved at least two Domestic Acts and one Foreign Agreement — whilst I have presided over thirty questions for oral answer, though I do not have a percentage of how many were answered to the satisfaction of the questioner.

    During this weekly Assembly, we have seen the visitations of members from the Committee on Foreign Investment of the German Nation, led by the chief delegate of the body corporate Deutsche Reichsbank. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big “thank you” to the German government and chief delegate, on behalf of all Members of Electoral College and Parliament, for the professional and apolitical way their consideration and observation have been to us all. My personal thanks to His Excellency, Bogislav Friedrich-Wilhelm, Reich Chancellor and Führer of the German Nation, for making the visitations of his government possible.

    In two weeks’ time, Electoral College and Parliament will assemble as this week.

    Honourable Members, I wish you all the good weekend that you deserve.


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Parliamentary Motions — Foreign Nation State Issues: Subject to the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund


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    Parliamentary Motions 2017 — Foreign Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Monday, 2 October 2017 - Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Taking the Chair, introductory business of parliament — Eleven Ante Meridiem.

    [
    … parliamentary prayers… ]

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER (Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altmark): Hereby shall I move, that parliament take note of international incidents, foreign nation state issues. I request for the motion that parliament condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto for its act of aggression against the Democratic People's Republic of Puerto Colijito. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured on the Thursday morning Chaquilitian naval attack; where a torpedo launch caused a massive explosion, and killed at least thirty-seven crew members on-board the RNF Panicucci. We — the Members of parliament — were truly shocked by such a merciless act of aggression which killed innocent lives and destroyed the dreams of international peace and harmony. The Chancellor will write to the Prime Minister of Puerto Colijito this afternoon to show her condolences on behalf of the Christian Democratic Executive Council and the people of this nation state. We all believe — our heart, our thought, and our mind; our sympathy and our dreams for eventual peace and harmony: The hearts of all Yohannesians are with the people of Puerto Colijito. An act of aggression perpetrated wantonly against one innocent and peaceful nation state is also seen as an act of aggression against innocent and peaceful nation states everywhere; including our nineteen countries. Our hearts must go to those who have lost their loved ones, on-board the RNF Panicucci.

    I have no question that the people of Puerto Colijito, led by its charismatic Prime Minister, will come together and unite after such a brutal attack to show once again before the international community of regions and nation states their resolute will to fight for what is right, what is just, and what is sacred: the future of their nation state; for the future generations of Puerto Colijitian to follow.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN (Imperial Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Clearingtonne): I hereby stand in representation of the Social Democratic Party, to support the motion to condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto, and to express our condolences to the families and friends of those killed on-board the RNF Panicucci. I have no doubt that amongst those killed was an eager young man; about to go on and explore life’s many wonderful opportunities, and who was there lawfully before World Assembly international law to protect his people and fight for what is right: the sovereignty of Puerto Colijito. It is at times like these that I find it hard to think about how this could easily have happened here, in the nineteen countries, had we as a nation state lived a different story. It is at times like these that I am thankful to be a Yohannesian; and it is at times like these that I realise how lucky we are as a nation state to be standing strong still amidst the raging fire, turbulence, and violence found all around the international community of regions and nation states.

    Today we stand in support of Puerto Colijito to condemn Chaquiluto and those allied nation states of Chaquiluto.

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): I hereby stand to support the motion on behalf of the Green Party; for parliament to condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto. I am saddened to see the lives lost without reason and my heart — and those of Members of the Green party — must go to those who have lost their loved ones on-board the RNF Panicucci. Let it be known that we in the nineteen countries — though isolationist and bound by our solemn promise of diplomatic and military neutrality — do condemn utterly the act of aggression perpetrated by the Government of Chaquiluto.

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): Yohannes First hereby without hesitation support the motion to condemn the international terrorist Chaquiluto, and do look forward to its possible annihilation at the hands of international justice. To the thirty-seven crew members murdered by the forces of uncalled aggression, no statement made or sentences voiced by parliament can express our sympathy.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Motion agreed to. Let it be known that the nineteen countries — though bound by our solemn promise to stay out of international incidents; and foreign diplomacy or military affairs — is more than willing to provide economic aid and various reconstruction support programmes to ensure the eventual rebuilding of Puerto Colijito as an independent, strong nation state.


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Parliamentary Motions — Foreign Nation State Issues: Subject to the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund


    Parliamentary Motions 2017 — Foreign Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Monday, 2 October 2017 - Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Taking the Chair, introductory business of parliament — Eleven Ante Meridiem.

    [
    … parliamentary prayers… ]

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER (Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altmark): Hereby shall I move, that parliament take note of international incidents, foreign nation state issues. I request for the motion that parliament condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto for its act of aggression against the Democratic People's Republic of Puerto Colijito. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured on the Thursday morning Chaquilitian naval attack; where a torpedo launch caused a massive explosion, and killed at least thirty-seven crew members on-board the RNF Panicucci. We — the Members of parliament — were truly shocked by such a merciless act of aggression which killed innocent lives and destroyed the dreams of international peace and harmony. The Chancellor will write to the Prime Minister of Puerto Colijito this afternoon to show her condolences on behalf of the Christian Democratic Executive Council and the people of this nation state. We all believe — our heart, our thought, and our mind; our sympathy and our dreams for eventual peace and harmony: The hearts of all Yohannesians are with the people of Puerto Colijito. An act of aggression perpetrated wantonly against one innocent and peaceful nation state is also seen as an act of aggression against innocent and peaceful nation states everywhere; including our nineteen countries. Our hearts must go to those who have lost their loved ones, on-board the RNF Panicucci.

    I have no question that the people of Puerto Colijito, led by its charismatic Prime Minister, will come together and unite after such a brutal attack to show once again before the international community of regions and nation states their resolute will to fight for what is right, what is just, and what is sacred: the future of their nation state; for the future generations of Puerto Colijitian to follow.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN (Imperial Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Clearingtonne): I hereby stand in representation of the Social Democratic Party, to support the motion to condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto, and to express our condolences to the families and friends of those killed on-board the RNF Panicucci. I have no doubt that amongst those killed was an eager young man; about to go on and explore life’s many wonderful opportunities, and who was there lawfully before World Assembly international law to protect his people and fight for what is right: the sovereignty of Puerto Colijito. It is at times like these that I find it hard to think about how this could easily have happened here, in the nineteen countries, had we as a nation state lived a different story. It is at times like these that I am thankful to be a Yohannesian; and it is at times like these that I realise how lucky we are as a nation state to be standing strong still amidst the raging fire, turbulence, and violence found all around the international community of regions and nation states.

    Today we stand in support of Puerto Colijito to condemn Chaquiluto and those allied nation states of Chaquiluto.

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): I hereby stand to support the motion on behalf of the Green Party; for parliament to condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto. I am saddened to see the lives lost without reason and my heart — and those of Members of the Green party — must go to those who have lost their loved ones on-board the RNF Panicucci. Let it be known that we in the nineteen countries — though isolationist and bound by our solemn promise of diplomatic and military neutrality — do condemn utterly the act of aggression perpetrated by the Government of Chaquiluto.

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): Yohannes First hereby without hesitation support the motion to condemn the international terrorist Chaquiluto, and do look forward to its possible annihilation at the hands of international justice. To the thirty-seven crew members murdered by the forces of uncalled aggression, no statement made or sentences voiced by parliament can express our sympathy.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Motion agreed to. Let it be known that the nineteen countries — though bound by our solemn promise to stay out of international incidents; and foreign diplomacy or military affairs — is more than willing to provide economic aid and various reconstruction support programmes to ensure the eventual rebuilding of Puerto Colijito as an independent, strong nation state.




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Hello and good evening, my friends, and please allow me to formally introduce myself. I am the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRPC, Bertrán Jacobo. My aides informed me of Yohannes' condemnation of Chaquiluto in response to their unprovoked and brutal aggression directed at our nation, who prior to that point had been keeping tabs on President Sol Correa's regime and his government's many human rights abuses and suspected chemical and biological weapons programs.

I must inform you of my gratitude in regards to your plans to condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto, as Puerto Colijito is seeking to establish strong and meaningful diplomatic relationships with countries not only in the Caralitas Sea region but across the globe as well. Our government and the government of our ally Rio Palitos have already gone ahead with implementing economic sanctions upon the ROC, but our intelligence has suggested that President Correa is negotiating with other rogue states around the world in order to counter the sanctions we've put into place.

We as a nation and myself personally deeply appreciate your heartfelt and genuine condolences for the 37 soldiers lost in the attack on the RNF Panicucci, as well as the dozens more killed during the deliberate detonation of explosives near a WMD production facility in the ROC shortly after we launched our invasion. I have been authorized by Prime Minister Francisco Basilio to present an offer to Yohannes in regards to the establishment of a diplomatic relationship between our two nations, if this is an endeavor your government wishes to engage in.

The DPRPC's first Multilateral Summit is currently taking place in the capital of San Marcos with representatives from several nations in attendance; further details of the current war have been a major talking point and I would be honored to extend an invitation for an ambassador from your fine country to make an appearance at this diplomatic event, though your inability to attend would also be thoroughly understood.

Once again, our government thanks you for the concern you have shown towards our nation and the people within it, and Puerto Colijito wishes your country and its people the very best as well.

My most sincere regards,
Bertrán Jacobo
DPRPC Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Postby Yohannes » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:52 pm



Puerto Colijito wrote:Hello and good evening, my friends, and please allow me to formally introduce myself. I am the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRPC, Bertrán Jacobo. My aides informed me of Yohannes' condemnation of Chaquiluto in response to their unprovoked and brutal aggression directed at our nation, who prior to that point had been keeping tabs on President Sol Correa's regime and his government's many human rights abuses and suspected chemical and biological weapons programs.

I must inform you of my gratitude in regards to your plans to condemn the Republic of Chaquiluto, as Puerto Colijito is seeking to establish strong and meaningful diplomatic relationships with countries not only in the Caralitas Sea region but across the globe as well. Our government and the government of our ally Rio Palitos have already gone ahead with implementing economic sanctions upon the ROC, but our intelligence has suggested that President Correa is negotiating with other rogue states around the world in order to counter the sanctions we've put into place.

We as a nation and myself personally deeply appreciate your heartfelt and genuine condolences for the 37 soldiers lost in the attack on the RNF Panicucci, as well as the dozens more killed during the deliberate detonation of explosives near a WMD production facility in the ROC shortly after we launched our invasion. I have been authorized by Prime Minister Francisco Basilio to present an offer to Yohannes in regards to the establishment of a diplomatic relationship between our two nations, if this is an endeavor your government wishes to engage in.

The DPRPC's first Multilateral Summit is currently taking place in the capital of San Marcos with representatives from several nations in attendance; further details of the current war have been a major talking point and I would be honored to extend an invitation for an ambassador from your fine country to make an appearance at this diplomatic event, though your inability to attend would also be thoroughly understood.

Once again, our government thanks you for the concern you have shown towards our nation and the people within it, and Puerto Colijito wishes your country and its people the very best as well.

My most sincere regards,
Bertrán Jacobo
DPRPC Minister of Foreign Affairs




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    In Her Majesty’s Hands
    Queen of the Kingdom of Alexandria
    Elected Emperor of the Nineteen Countries
    His Excellency the Prime Minister of Puerto Colijito
    His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Puerto Colijito
    His Excellency the Accredited Ambassador-Designate of Puerto Colijito



      The Peoples of Puerto Colijito and Aligned Nation States,
      In the Name of Friendship and Love;

    Being desirous to create without interruption the representation at Your Excellency’s court of the interests of my kingdom, Alexandria, and the nineteen countries of the Yohannesian continent entrusted by electoral right upon me, I have judged it expedient to accredit to you, good Sir, my childhood friend and former law colleague Ms Greta Müller in the character of my Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for my kingdom Alexandria, and the nineteen countries of the Yohannesian continent.

    Having already seen with certainty Ms Greta Müller’s fervour and talent for My service, I doubt not that she will realise the important duties of her Embassy in such a manner as to merit Your Excellency’s assent and esteem, and to prove herself worthy of this new mark of My confidence.

    Please convey my warm thanks to the members of the Grand National Assembly and the ministers of the Prime Minister’s government for their message of sovereign greetings, sent on the occasion of their direst moments.





    GARNET A

    Queen of the Kingdom of Alexandria
    Elected Emperor of the Nineteen Countries








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    Office of Rt Hon Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn
    Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries
    Electorate of Altbrandenburg
    2 OCT 2017






    Dear Minister Jacobo,

    Thank you for your email of 23 September 2017 in support of a motion calling for a Parliamentary Commission of inquiry into agreement of equal trade and economic partnership between Puerto Colijito and the nineteen countries of the Yohannesian continent. I am also responding on behalf of the Rt Hon Speaker Saul Ryan and the Hon Minister Alice Schneider to whom you also wrote on the matter.

    I would like to begin by acknowledging the strength that you and others have shown, and are showing, in opposing the forces of uncalled aggression by Chaquiluto and its government. There is no excuse for any nation state’s sovereignty to be violated in such a way, let alone innocent crew members of RNF Panicucci, who are entrusted rightfully within World Assembly international law to protect the sovereignty of their nation state. That is why I am committed to realising this economic agreement and partnership.

    I would like to clarify that parliament did issue their final assent on 23 September 2017, Parliamentary Motions — Foreign Nation State Issues: Subject to the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund, which produced a number of recommendations. I am pleased to say that the Executive Council has now responded to those recommendations. A copy of the Executive Council’s response and parliament’s final assent and report of recommendations in their entirety will be published on the Collegian and Parliamentary Hansard website shortly.

    The Ministry of the Treasury and Wealth Fund and the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade take economic bilateral agreements of equal trade and economic partnership very seriously, and have been and remain committed to working with each foreign government in a way that brings shared benefits and wealth for both nation states involved. Nothing can change what has happened in the past, and there will be time of recovery and stability post- Chaquilitian War of Aggression. What our future agreement of equal trade and economic partnership does is to make us grow together as strong economies and nation states; for the body corporates of the nineteen countries to invest and grow wealth in Puerto Colijito, and for body corporates of Puerto Colijito to do likewise in the nineteen countries. In a way, the tragedy of innocent lives lost on-board RNF Panicucci has opened the beginning of a new chapter for both Puerto Colijito and the nineteen countries; let us remember their sacrifices, and see to it that their sacrifices have not been in vain.

    Many, many nation states which have had their economies connected with our economy have found it to be a very positive experience that has helped them and us grow together, trade together, and exchange wealth together. International commerce, in the eyes of Yohannesians, has always been the way that nation states can share in one another’s joy and pain.

    The Thirty-sixth Christian Democratic Executive Council recognises that in the past previous Executive Councils of the nineteen countries have abused their position to enrich the nineteen countries whilst taking advantage of certain international commerce and trade partners of our nation state; a system which had funded the Commonwealth Navy to assume its current form; to represent not a force of commerce but a force of aggression. We are working very hard to change that system and to see to it that the Commonwealth Navy will be a force of good and not evil. And that is why we cannot involve ourselves militarily in your rightful quest to eliminate the forces of Chaquiluto. We will, however, realise the Agreement for Equal Trade and the Connecting of the Nineteen Countries Economy with the Economy of Puerto Colijito, to enrich your nation state together with us.

    Thank you, once again, for personally writing to bring this matter to my attention.



    Yours sincerely,


    ANNABELLE

    Rt Hon Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn
    47th Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries



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Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017: First Reading


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    Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Monday, 2 October 2017 — Volume 951; First Reading — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader Pro Tempore; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic Faction; Electorate of Halsten): I seek leave to consider all parts and clauses of the Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017 as one question.

    Rt Hon SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Leave for that purpose is sought. Is there any objection?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and blank faces seen all around the room… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There appears to be none. Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017. First reading. The Bill is now presented before the Assembly.

    The Bill is now presented before the Assembly. Taking the Chair, Electoral College and Parliament — Four Post Meridiem.

    Hon ALEXANDER SCHAUMAN (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic Faction; 2nd Alseca-Lorinian District): Seid gegrüßt, Brüder und Schwester. Guten Tag.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning heads seen all around the room… ]

    Hon ALEXANDER SCHAUMAN: Hereby, in representation of the Christian Democratic Executive Council shall I move, that the Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017 be read for the first time. I present the Bill before the Select Committee on Export Industry, and I have brought the Bill before parliament for its first reading. I am really glad to read from the latest Export Industry Credit Administration report that the consolidated export value of our thirty leading passive component export companies had reached the figure of 24 billion NationStates Dollars in 2016. That was a rise of 3.8 billion NSD since 1981. For that reason, before starting my summary of this Bill, I want to thank the hard work of employees and leading officers of these thirty exporting companies who have also contributed in the drafting of this Bill. I would like to thank them for their hard work in growing our economy and for their time and support in futureproofing this Amendment Bill.

    As Members would know, the exporting and manufacturing association of passive component exporters borne into reality by the enactment of the Passive Component Corporation Act 1990 has guided the industry under its area of responsibility since its creation in March 1990 up to the present day. It provided coordination and is a kind of centralised umbrella or storefront for our passive component exporting companies; to help in their quest to effectively market their products outside the nineteen countries. This is important, for as we can see over the last five years alone power resistor and rheostat exports have increased almost twice as much, from 1.7 billion NSD in 2011 to 3.35 billion NSD in 2016. And in the same manner and at the same time, our aluminium electrolytic capacitor and motor capacitor exports have increased from 1.26 billion NSD to 2.18 billion NSD.

    The Passive Component Corporation is responsible for the ethical and fair exporting of those previously mentioned products, and in light of evidence presented by the Export Industry Credit Administration, I am sure parliament will agree that the body corporate, since its creation in 1990, has so far been quite successful in meeting its strategic objectives. However, to support our current export standard, the passive component export industry of the nineteen countries do require a continuously evolving supporting body corporate that constantly strives to better its standardising programmes and minimise compliance costs for its member businesses. The purpose of the Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017 is to further improve on the framework of the Passive Component Corporation as set by the 1990 Act.

    For a business to export its products through the Passive Component Corporation, it must first demonstrate that it can create a realistic marketing and distribution strategy for the exportation of its products. It will then ‘couple up’ with at least three other regional businesses to form a group where distributors and suppliers may congregate together to deliberate on the best strategy for member businesses of the group — as a whole, not individually. The Passive Component Corporation deals with applications made by these regional groups and then coordinate their commercial activities; going by distribution type, materials used, and product grade amongst others.

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    … Some Members leaving the chamber for a tea break… ]

    Hon ALEXANDER SCHAUMAN: And of course, for member businesses to be accepted by the corporation, they must first demonstrate that they can comply with both World Assembly and Nineteen Countries industry standards to enhance their products and to meet industry best practice. When a customer overseas sees the sentence “Made in Yohannes”, we want them to immediately link it up with “made to last” and “reliability.” Of course, there are many very good exporters out there. But that is why we must constantly strive to better ourselves, and learn from others to further improve on our competitive advantage. Competition is good. By enforcing compliance to export standards, it is true that we have reduced the size of our presence overseas. And that can be bad. But, in doing so we also improve on our branding in the eyes of international consumers. Again, we have chosen reliability over size, for it is not realistic to have your cake and eat it too. One cannot have it both ways.

    Passive electronic components are experience goods whose quality and value can only be truly determined by consumers once they have purchased them. When overseas buyers look to purchase experience goods, they really look at the brand and reputation of the products; especially recommendation from those who can certify that the goods are indeed, well, good. Without differently branding our exported products from others, it can be tough for buyers to differentiate between our goods and those of our overseas competitors. Exporters of the nineteen countries — from such finished design as the ZM-7L aircraft to very small and simple consumption good as our Burmecian orange — have the belief that they can make it work by charging premium prices for the few high quality products we are known to be good at.

    This Act will streamline some administrative procedures and reduce the rigidity of marketing strategies employed by corporation member businesses. We will decentralise some requirements by allowing regional groups to formulate their own policies and strategies; to be ranked into three categories. Three stars business are exporters with presence in high-value markets; two stars businesses are exporters with presence in emerging markets who want to grow their presence; and one star businesses are exporters who want to simply expand their market presence without regard to branding. Member companies of the corporation under the three stars ranking must comply with much higher standards and will see regular inspection by local government authority and regional council representatives. One star ranking companies, of course, do not need to worry as much about costs of business compliance; but can only export their products to certain markets approved by the corporation. Further, we will impose differing licensing fees for differing exporters so that the corporation can afford this change. Because higher up businesses will be more expensive to inspect and regulate, whereas lower levelled businesses far cheaper to watch.

    On to the next somewhat worrying point; the Amendment will allow member businesses to quit; not being deregistered because of penalty or requirement or standard violation, but actually quit, or resign voluntarily from being member exporters of the corporation. This worries me because it would break off consistency and would start as a precedent for future exporters to simply ‘milk the system’, as they say, and then quit once they think they can stand on their own. But this I have done to appease the Members sitting opposite us; Members of the Social Democratic Party. And I can see why my fear can be seen as unfounded; for upon joining and exiting the corporation member businesses are charged levies from their respective local government authorities or regional councils. And I hope that that would provide enough inducement for member businesses to stay in the long run. Finally, the corporation do engage only with manufacturers and vendors, but not agents and distributors or wholesalers of electronic components; so less risks there also.

    In regard to violations of standards or industry requirements, the Amendment will also increase violation penalties; with the main offence being ranking standards violation increased from 21,500 NSD to 101,000 NSD. We want to make sure the industry knows that we are serious about this, and that we will support them in their endeavour to expand their presence overseas; but not at the cost of disrepute for our nation state brand abroad. With all the support programmes we have put into the industry, I believe that it is more than fair for us to expect the same level of cooperation and commitment from the citizen sector itself.

    With more and more foreign nation states propelling themselves towards the latest economic, social, and technological trends beyond the Industrial age, we as a nation state must ready ourselves and adapt so that we are not left behind. From exporting finished designs such as our ZM-7L bombers or Wiremu Class Container Ships, down to the very small things, such as our power resistors and rheostats, we must be ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow with an open smile and an enthusiastic face; and this Amendment is but just one example of how we are constantly trying to adapt.

    I hereby present the Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017 before parliament.

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    … More Members leaving the chamber for a tea break… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next to stand. Social Democratic Party Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017 Response.


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Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017: Inter-Party Discussion


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    Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Monday, 2 October 2017 — Volume 951; Inter-Party Discussion — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    ROELTSJE VELDMAN (Deputy Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Sortgrunn): It is my honour to hereby address parliament as the first representation of the Social Democratic Party. The Social Democratic Party — we support the Bill’s recommendation before the Select Committee on Export Industry; but only after voicing our criticism or opinion on the Bill in question. I want to note with pride that it was in fact under a Social Democratic Executive Council that our nation state saw the enactment of the Passive Component Corporation Act 1990, and as a result of that the foundation of the Passive Component Corporation, remaining unchanged as it stands today. I find it somewhat amusing to see that the Christian Democratic Minister Alexander Schauman has failed to mention that important piece of historical information —

    [
    OH C’MON JUST GET TO THE POINT WILL YA! Three Christian Democratic Members heckled. ]

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: Oh, don’t worry, I was just having a wee musing. Let us see, where we were… yes. Here. I have in my hand an electrical engineering weekly — Engineering Weekly; how fascinating — and it states that, quote, the bad dreams of every micro and small electronic component exporting business is almost always seeing their products being held up at the border of some foreign nation state; only to meet the big, bad, large cross sign of “REJECTED”, unquote. And that’s capital ‘rejected’ for you, Minister, because that is just one of many dangers facing our micro, small and medium component exporters at present. If it is not bad enough that they have to worry about that when they try to ‘make it’ outside the nineteen countries, they must also worry about actually receiving money without delay, in accordance with their original credit agreement. And what is worse is waiting and waiting for that internet payment to arrive and then seeing on another website that they have been undercut by some low-cost and low-wage, second-rate exporters — how are our exporters going to effectively withstand such problems whilst they try their best to compete and earn that export currency?

    Well it was then that the previous Social Democratic Executive Council brought the Passive Component Corporation into reality; that we see the current Executive Council — of the Christian Democratic Party — today, deciding to review and further improve on the 1990 Act is a good thing, I believe —

    [
    YEAH MANY THINGS TO FIX THERE VELDMAN! Two Christian Democratic Members laughed. ]

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: … Of course, of course. It was, and still is, an exceptional piece of legislation. I’d say that we have invested in the right programme, for we can see the return on investment today. We increased power resistor and rheostat exports — as reported by Hon Alexander Schauman himself, from 1.7 billion NSD in 2011 to 3.35 billion NSD in 2016 — and other components whilst spending only 25.16 million NSD more per year; that is, of course, a surplus of at least 1.6 billion NSD attributed to the Passive Component Corporation Act 1990 alone. All thanks to the previous Social Democratic Party. Today, Passive Component Corporation regularly deals with over thirty sub categories of our competitively exported electronic components — aluminium electrolytic capacitor, power resistors, rheostats; I am not going to pretend that I do remember all the names by heart, for I clearly am not an electrical technologist; I am a lawyer.

    [
    A GRUBBY ONE AT THAT! Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade Hon Emily Kirchweger heckled. ]

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: But even I can see that coordinating the actions of the few micro, small, and medium sized electronic component manufacturers that we have under the umbrella of the corporation to assume a disciplined, united force would allow each of these member businesses to make their presence in overseas markets; something that they cannot do by going the lone wolf way.

    Well, in my other hand I have a copy of the tabled document showing that today we have at least thirty small and medium exporters, which are registered as member businesses of the Passive Component Corporation. I have no doubt that more will come on board in the future. And if more do come on board in the future, I hope that this Amendment will make sure that they know the penalty for straying outside the boundary of what is right; so there will be no more grey areas used as explanation or excuses. We in the Social Democratic Party do trust businesses; It’s just that they usually are the ones who break our trust in the citizen sector to independently operate by itself, and play by the rules.

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    WE MUST TAX THEM AND USE THE PROCEEDS TO FUND THE COMMONWEALTH NAVY MR VELDMAN! Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade Hon Emily Kirchweger hooted. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I advise the Minister to sit silently and follow procedures of this assembly, in accordance with Standing Orders of parliament.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: In fact, no Minister Kirchweger. It is because our reputation as a nation state — the reputation of everyone exporting from the nineteen countries depends on it. Because we are all in it together as “Made in Yohannes”, boxed together and generalised as one, whether we like it or not. When one exporter’s merchandise is shoddy, then the rest of Yohannes — never mind the fact that Yohannes in in fact the name of a continent, not a nation — will be given a bad name. Those wise Social Democratic frontbenchers who agreed on the 1990 Act knew that harsh reality full well, and so because of that the then Social Democratic Executive Council deliberated on the best way to clean up our decentralised electronic component export scene, and decided to better coordinate the industry to keep up with our ever changing international community of regions and nation states.

    Well from what I am reading — here, I am reading the third page already — this Amendment doesn’t really create any new stuff out of the original Act. Well, to be frank it did a couple of things, and tiddly-winked around the edges with more penalty here, expansion of sub categories there, and stars-ranking system somewhere; but look, at the end of the day the businesses must be regulated more. I would welcome that. Oh yes, here it is; allowing exporters to differentiate their marketing strategy and formulate new policies with the support of their regional grouping system. Confusing, so is that the same as more flexibility for exporters? If yes, then I guess it’s good. But the Christian Democrats need to put in more content, and write out less fluff. I also see that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary must see and accept the proposal of each regional group’s marketing strategy and export policy. I like it.

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    YOU SAID ACCEPT THAT OR NO DEAL VELDMAN! AND IT’S I LOVE IT NOT I LIKE IT YOU GOT THE WRONG EXPRESSION! Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade Hon Emily Kirchweger wagged her middle finger at the standing Deputy Head of Opposition. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I will have no more tomfoolery from the Minister. Someone please kindly escort the Minister out of Assembly.

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    THEY SEE ME ROLLIN’! Some members of parliament laughed, as the smiling Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade was escorted out of the chamber. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! One more interjection and I will be forced to let a Member accompany Minister Kirchweger outside.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: We have a disagreement, here and there, every once in awhile as it would be in a democracy such as ours, because registered exporters have the right to let their opinions be known, just like voters do. Well from reading their opinions so far I can tell that they disapprove of the fact that only the biggest sixty or seventy per cent of exporting entities have the right to actually influence empire-wide export policy. This Amendment will hopefully change that because it will consolidate the powers of small passive component manufacturers into their respective regional groups; where they then can formulate their own policies and strategies and let Minister Kirchweger — who is probably having her tea break outside — know that she must hear out the voices of smaller businesses and not just those of big corpora —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: The Deputy Head of Opposition has almost reached his time expiration. I advise for him to conclude his rise.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: And although the Christian Democratic Executive Council has pretty much failed mum and dad businesses and support instead the faces of big corporates and foreign multinational businesses, we in the Social Democratic Party do look at this Amendment as a small step in the right direction. I am glad to know that instead of spending 50,000 NSD for a central ministerial front desk, or using 15 million NSD under budget excuse to buy a bunch of hair dryers and hair straighteners for, according to the Minister who’s having her tea break outside, on Friday, 22 September 2017 Parliamentary Oral Questioning, quote, the central ministerial employees — the ladies, unquote; well the Christian Democratic Executive Council has actually done something right for once.

    The Social Democratic Party support the Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill’s recommendation before the Select Committee on Export Industry.

    BERNHARD BODE (Green Party; Electorate of Nederbro): I am pleased to hereby stand before parliament in support of the Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill. The Green Party — although we do not agree with every single word uttered by the previous standing Member, we do agree with his reasoning and we do see the merit of his criticising on the Bill. The Amendment as it stands is an average one, for it will not, I feel, increase support for our struggling micro and small exporters. If they cannot meet the compliance criteria due to lack of scale and size, then the realisation of this Bill’ aims would be a moot one. Further, we do not see any points dedicated to the environment or matters relating to sustainable business practice in matters of the environment, and as such we once again must voice our disappointment to seeing the lack of initiative by the Christian Democratic Executive Council in supporting our party’s green seal best practice and standards for Yohannesian businesses.

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): Yohannes First is more than ready to stand in support of our many struggling small mum and dad exporters. As a nation state, we must rein in the excesses of foreign multinationals and their internationalist henchmen. This Bill will support small businesses and further restrict the powers of arrogant big corporates and any internationalist agenda that they may have —

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): Yadda yadda yadda. Internationalist agenda, democracy unchained; yada yada yada.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: ... And because of that I hereby stand before this Assembly in expressing the approval of Yohannes First to seeing the Amendment Bill moved before the Select Committee on Export Industry. Thank you.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: A vote shall be called into question. I move that the Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill be commended to the Select Committee on Export Industry by the date that is three weeks following the date of first reading.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the room… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill read before parliament for the first time.

    [
    … Amendment Bill heading to the Export Industry Committee… ]


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Parliamentary Oral Questions — Questions to the Minister of Transport and Logistics;
Minister of Health and Human Services; and Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund


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    Miscellaneous Subjects — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Tuesday, 3 October 2017 — Volume 951; Oral Questions — Questions to Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.


    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Question time to commence — Questions to the Minister of Transport and Logistics: Executive Council Investment Projects 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    HIH JOHANNES ALQVIST (Social Democratic Party; Second Treno District) to the Minister of Transport and Logistics: Can he verify that he has received the latest report of the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Post, Railway, and Telecommunications on the latest significant infrastructure investment projects of the Executive Council?

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU (Minister of Transport and Logistics; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Höganäs): The Executive Council has invested on the expansion of the important National Highway Three as a part of our Imperial Roads of Significance programme. This expansion will see National Highway Three being given higher standard and funding priorities. The planned expansion will extend National Highway Three to reach the western boundaries of the Noble Republic of Treno — a total of 1,017 kilometres of new paving and new base and subbase construction projects, including nearby piping and sewer reworking, foundation upgrade; and other supporting construction works; altogether valued at 27.1 billion NationStates Dollars out of the currently allowable new Transport and Logistics spending portfolio of 111.33 billion NSD for the fiscal years 2017 to 2018.

    The report of this investment, which can be read by members of the public on the Ministry of Transport and Logistics website, shows nearly all of the eighty complex projects undertaken as part of the whole National Highway Three expansion; and also displayed many comments and recommendations of both private and public bodies in relation to the highway expansion. The expansion of National Highway Three is but just one example of how this Executive Council is committed to increasing accountability and transparency before the taxpayers of this nation state. I do not think there have been any previous Executive Council which had displayed openly for the public to see, free-of-charge, the data and information of undertaken major investment projects.

    HIH JOHANNES ALQVIST: What new developments on the investment project does the report summarise on?

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: Forty-three construction and engineering firms are contracted to oversee the development and management of those eighty projects, on the ground, from Monday to Friday. Each of these firms are regularly subjected to inspection by both regional councils, governments at the national level, and the Executive itself, at the imperial level. The report summarised that sixty per cent of forty-two projects are now categorised as amber status, whilst the rest still solidly red. I have also seen to it that project board members have contacted each sub-contractors involved with the main project firms, this in view of those projects we see as being overdue in terms ratings expectation, i.e., we expect certain piping works to reach amber status already, when in reality it’s still red.

    HIH JOHANNES ALQVIST: What initiatives has the Executive Council undertaken to raise performance on these investment projects?

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: We have improved accountability and transparency as I have said earlier to better improve progress on the ground. We let contractors and subcontractors know that we expect them to give it all, and that we won’t tolerate any lax operations on the ground. And that we want to make sure that taxpayers will see what they are paying for; the National Highway Three expansion being just one of the Executive Council’s investment on 31,120 Transport and Logistics projects all around Yohannes the continent, worth 512 billion NSD as of the fiscal year 2017-2018.

    This report covers only eighty complex projects relating to the highway expansion, whilst if the Member would like to check on the Ministry of Transport and Logistics website there are more reports displaying the rest of this Executive Council’s investment; over 30,000 infrastructure projects done all around the continent. But the fact that the Member, and anyone really, can check these reports out online is proof in and itself that this Executive Council do take transparency and accountability before our taxpayers very seriously.

    So taxpayers know how the Executive Council spend their money.

    HIH JOHANNES ALQVIST: How can taxpayers expect the Executive Council to keep its promises of seeing the satisfactory completion of its infrastructure projects?

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: Well, the fact that we have displayed all the information out there on the website — members of the public can scrutinise the projects and see to it that what we say we will do is actually being done on the ground, on time and within the acceptable specifications, or detailed description or assessment of requirements as set by Standards Yohannes, e.g., Standard for Concrete Construction and Standard for Health and Safety, amongst others. Finally, we cannot possibly accomplish these kinds of arduous tasks — on time and not over budget — without the dedication of thousands of ministerial employees who are involved in administering or directing things on the ground. We thank them for their dedication and hard work.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next Question to commence — Questions to the Minister of Health and Human Services: Health Yohannes Spending 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON (Green Party; Electorate of Cowrie) to the Minister of Health and Human Services: By what percentage has Health Yohannes spending increased since the Christian Democratic Executive Council took office?

    Hon EWDIN CANTOR (Minister of Health and Human Services; Christian Democratic Party – Christian Faction; Electorate of Southmonde): I am proud to announce that in no small part caused by our decision to withdraw completely from international incidents and foreign power politics, and scale back Commonwealth Navy spending, despite the worrying outlook in some overseas regions and nation states in the face of increasing aggression and gunboat diplomacy by ever-expanding militaristic organisations and those opposing organisations — SACTO as one example and DEUN the other; since this Executive Council took office we have increased spending on Health Yohannes by almost forty per cent.

    That forty per cent increase — a total of 316 billion NSD in extra spending, has bolstered such developments and schemes as free general practitioner services for children and under-fifteen adolescents; the addition of 428,000 new doctors and nurses in our public hospitals; subsidised 3.82 million new surgeries for our people; and most importantly, that money goes to much-needed capital and infrastructure expansion to mitigate such hospital overcrowding as the Hon Member Jenneke Hylkema said on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: Can he verify the following fact-check: under the Christian Democratic Executive Council this nation state has seen seven per cent of its economy going and invested towards the health of our people?

    Hon EWDIN CANTOR: The Member’s fact-check is correct. For the fiscal year 2017-2018, this Executive Council has seen to it that seven per cent of the nineteen countries economy, or 1.11 trillion NSD in total, are being invested and spent on Health Yohannes and all its public or partially state owned programmes. A further 630 billion NSD in capital and money are registered as partially subsidised investment and spending coming from the citizen sector; making up a total health expenditure of 1.74 trillion NSD, or eleven per cent of our nation state’s gross domestic product.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: By what percentage has Health Yohannes spending on Imperial Children Healthcare increased since the Christian Democratic Executive Council took office in 2014?

    Hon EWDIN CANTOR: Spending for Imperial Children Healthcare has increased by nine per cent. Today, ICH services support the development of 5 million Yohannesian children; ensuring that Yohannesian children are growing better and living healthier lives.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: What steps have the Executive Council and his ministry taken during Budget Reform 2017 to improve the health of Yohannesians?

    Hon EWDIN CANTOR: The computed new spending allowances for Health Yohannes has allowed this Executive Council to finally institute the University of Yohannes’ Imperial Physiologist Programme to improve training for clinical exercise physiologists and sonographers. Health Yohannes also expanded its Citizen Practitioner Mentorship, which has matriculated 12,520 new GP specialty registrars in 2016, and has seen to it their integration into five urban Regional Health Councils — one of them being the Central Halsten Regional Health Council; one of three foci of the Hon Member Jenneke Hylkema’s speech before parliament on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: Does the Minister accept the conclusion of a recent report by the Yohannesian Journal of Medicine, dated 18 September 2017, which states Executive Council funding for Health Yohannes’ Elective Services scheme for the year 2017, quote, has been lacking and has led to demoralised staffing on the ground, unquote?

    Hon EWDIN CANTOR: I will have to give my own take of the situation on the ground. The Elective Services scheme, since its creation in 2015 by this Executive Council, has subsidised 10,147 medical school and nursing graduates to voluntarily staff understaffed hospitals and health facilities in struggling communities around the continent. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Ministry of Health and Human Services has remitted 480 million NSD to fund the scheme. We have seen to it the expansion of the scheme to include various shortage-staffing opportunities as pharmacy technicians and radiation therapists. There will be some continuing shortages and administrative challenges along the way, but we always endeavour to realise the effective implementation of the scheme on the ground, with the limited funding that we have.

    LUTE VAN DER PLAATS (Health and Human Services Spokesman; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Tinglund): It’s concluded. In the report; lack of funding. Oh c’mon! No double speak please Ministe —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! Is that a fresh point of order?

    LUTE VAN DER PLAATS: No Mr Speaker, but I mu —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Then I advise the Member to discontinue his stand.

    Hon EWDIN CANTOR: Thank you Mr Speaker.

    LUTE VAN DER PLAATS: I seek leave to table the editorial peer-review published in the Yohannesian Journal of Medicine, entitled “Understaffed and Devoid of Central Direction: meeting the needs of vulnerable patients”, dated 11 September. It is not available unless —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the Member to not try to become a Speaker of this assembly. I know my role, and the Member should by now know his too. Leave is sought to table that particular official paper. Is there any objection?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There is none; it can be tabled.

    [
    … Official paper, by leave, laid on parliament’s table… it shows the validity of the Social Democratic Health and Human Services Spokesman’s claim. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next Question to commence — Questions to the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund: Financial Services and Banking Reputation 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    PAULINE LE MEN (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of Pan-de-Tallinn): Does she stand by her statement when the Senior Press Gallery asked, quote, what do you see of a future tax haven nineteen countries, unquote, and she stated, quote, really… I think that would be pretty legal. How about affirmative or fascinating? Unquote —

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER (Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altmark): Is she asking something?

    PAULINE LE MEN: Yes I am, fiscal lady. Wait and see —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the Member to conclude her question.

    PAULINE LE MEN: … Does she stand by her statement?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: First of all, that was an off the cuff remark, in that I was not speaking in my official capacity as a Minister. I was speaking in my capacity as a private citizen, attempting a, I must admit, pretty bad joke.

    PAULINE LE MEN: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. Whenever I speak before the press, I am always speaking in my official capacity as a member for my electorate, and I expect this Minister to do likewise.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Well the Member should know that that should be included already as a supplementary question. But the Member do know that that is not, and so I will be forced to intervene now and say: Order. The Member will discontinue her stand.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and amused faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Parliament to adjourn.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and smiling faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    [
    … Members leaving the chamber… ]


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Postby Yohannes » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:02 am



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Select Committee Business — Subject to the Committee on Engineering and Science


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    Technical Standards Yohannes Amendment Bill 2017 -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 — Volume 951; Oral Questions — Questions to Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon Assistant Speaker ALIENA SHIRING (Assistant Speaker of Parliament; Collegian Elector — 1st Alexandrian District): Taking the Chair, introductory business of parliament — Nine Ante Meridiem.

    [
    … parliamentary prayers… ]

    Rt Hon Assistant Speaker ALIENA SHIRING: Honourable Members, I would like to draw your attention and to welcome the Ambassador of the Federal Kingdom of Samudera Darussalam, Madame Rizka Amelia Purwanto, who is sitting alongside members of the senior press gallery in parliament today.

    It is with great sadness that I inform parliament of the death on 3 October of the Rt Hon Anton Von Hindenburg OME, who represented the people of Pfullendorf from 1936 to 1958. During his tenure on behalf of the people of Pfullendorf in parliament, Mr Von Hindenburg was elected Chancellor of the Fourth Social Democratic Executive Council from 1940 to 1956; before that briefly holding the position of Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade from 1938 to 1940. Today, we can thank Mr Von Hindenburg’s Fourth Social Democratic Executive Council for adopting the principle of public-private equality in 1941; that is, from where pay and employment standards of our civil servants have since then been regularly compared with the citizen sector.

    It is to my wish that parliament see to it the Standing in Mourning to express our sympathy for the late former member’s family and relatives. Let us stand and observe the passing of a former member of this assembly.

    [
    … Members stood in mourning… ]

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER (Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altmark): I raise a point of order, Mrs Speaker. During parliamentary oral questions session yesterday, I responded to the question of the Member Pauline Le Men by rudely interjecting her with my own out of order question. I have contemplated on the offence I have caused, and on this day — this day of mourning; I would like to ask for forgiveness by withdrawing my remark. I would like to apologise for that regrettable, momentary lapse of judgement.

    PAULINE LE MEN (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of Pan-de-Tallinn): I raise a point of order, Mrs Speaker. Yesterday, during parliamentary oral questions session, statements have been made by me which reflected badly on the decorum of this assembly, and which caused offence upon the person of the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund. I hereby acknowledge the unparliamentary behaviour caused by my action and would like to apologise before the standing Minister for that mistake on my part — and I do hope for the redemption of parliament’s established rules of decency in the spirit of the late great statesman Anton Von Hindenburg.

    Rt Hon Assistant Speaker ALIENA SHIRING: Points accepted. I thank both Members for their sincerity.

    [
    … Two hours later in the Engineering and Science committee room… ]

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader Pro Tempore; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic Faction; Electorate of Halsten): I seek leave to consider all parts and clauses of Technical Standards Yohannes Amendment Bill 2017 as one question.

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: Leave for that purpose is sought. Is there any objection?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the room… ]

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: There appears to be none. Technical Standards Yohannes Amendment Bill 2017. The Bill is now presented before the Select Committee on Engineering and Science.

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): Lady Aliena of Shiring, I promise not to break this moment of parliamentary unity with any attempt of partisanship. The Technical Standards Yohannes Amendment Bill is a concentrated, focused Amendment Bill, yet at the same time can also be considered as a very important and extremely broad Amendment Bill; as it administers more than fifty standards of commerce and trade; annually revised, updated, and compiled by the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade to streamline structural safety analysis and process all around the continent of Yohannes, for members of the public to observe and study free of charge. These standards encompass such fields as the assessment, acceptable development, and investigation of bridges, industrial facilities, skyscrapers, and transportation structures.

    I have been informed by the Imperial Head of Opposition’s Bill motion report that the Social Democratic Party is not going to support this Amendment Bill, unless changes are to be made according to their recommendations. The first concern that he wrote on the report was the possibility that upon amendment, the new model of the independent statutory board — to be set up under the Bill to replace Standards Yohannes Authority — won’t truly be an independent body free of Executive Council influence. This is very important, of course, as the Board will have the powers to administer all existing Standards Creation and Revision Groups on behalf of parliament, and would thus be responsible for overseeing the creation or revision of new or existing technical standards to ensure business compliance to minimum requirements and specifications for products, processes, services, and performance. We do not want Executive Council interference on what should be an entirely citizen sector thing. The first concern voiced by the Member Jeremy Robyn reflects my own concern.

    The second concern that I have — and which the Member Jeremy Robyn do share with me — is somewhat connected with our first concern; in that without effective independence, free from Executive Council, our future revised Technical Standards won’t truly reflect the very reason why they were set up in the first place; to improve the quality of Yohannesian goods and services in comparison to overseas goods and services — to increase standards of construction, engineering, and other technical fields. But whilst we can give a guiding hand or assistance here and there, the citizen sector must be left free of government interference; too much influence on what is right or wrong by the government will destroy citizen sector creativity and inventiveness.

    The third concern that I have, this time shared by not just Jeremy Robyn but also some Christian Democratic Members, is the fact that under this Amendment Bill the Standards Yohannes Chief Executive will have the powers to ensure that Board members must attend every World Assembly or major international technical standards related meeting. Whilst that is understandable, I have a problem with that; something which I know members of the Engineering and Science committee agree with.

    Up to our select committee citizen sector’s submission end date last week, this committee — we have received submissions from individuals -- each one with a long list of both academic and on the ground engineering background and scientific achievement. And I am sure that Members of this committee would agree with me in saying that most of these submissions have voiced the anxieties of those law abiding citizens and accomplished individuals on the loss of reputation and risks; that is, if we restructure Standards Yohannes Authority in accordance with the provisions of this Amendment Bill.

    They all agree that too much government interference in standard making and revision process is not good. The new Board of Standards Yohannes that will replace the old Technical Standards Authority must be placed outside the structure of the Ministry of Energy and Science or the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade; with no one but members of Standards committees having the right to elect their chair and board members. The Executive Council should have no say in appointing board members. The Executive Council must not influence the Board, directly or, in this case, indirectly.

    I have in my hand a submission from a private citizen by the name of Jörg Schlaich. As some Members would know, Mr Schlaich is a nationally well-known structural engineer and accredited member of the Association of Imperial Professional Engineers. Mr Schlaich has almost ten years’ worth of experience in designing bridges and long span structures in concrete and steel for the Royal Burmecian Institute of Structural Engineers. He is someone, in short, who knows what is up. His submission concluded, quote, I disagree with the decision of this Christian Democratic Executive Council in attempting to indirectly influence the direction Standards Yohannes should or should not take. I also disagree with the Executive Council’s proposal to replace our current system of deliberative members commanding Standards Yohannes with that of ‘an Executive Council approved’ Board membership, unquote.

    Regarding Executive Council ‘advising’ Standards Yohannes on the direction it should take, Mr Schlaich further added, quote, I disagree with yet another proposal of the Executive Council to indirectly absorb Standards Yohannes into the structure of either the Ministry of Energy and Science or Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade. I believe that Standards Yohannes will eventually lose its independence if it is to be associated with, or be included within either ministry’s structure in the future. I believe that we do not have a bad international designing and engineering reputation at present, and so I do not see the need to fix what is not broken. If it’s not broken, why fix it? The Executive Council should concentrate on doing what it is good at doing; i.e., guiding hands for our business and scientific communities, healthcare for our people, and funding education for the future generations of Yohannesians. Meddling too much in technical construction and engineering standards is, however, not what a government should do. Or known to be good at; just look at the Mainland Empire of Capitalist Communistani; that nation state is rich and powerful but do not have much in scientific accomplishment or engineering innovation relative to its size. Another example is the Island Sultanates of Javanistan. All they can do is copy off existing technologies. We do not want to end up like that, unquote.

    Mr Schlaich finished his submission by saying that, quote, if this model is to be adopted by those of the more economically unstable non-democratic nation states because ‘the Yohannesian government say it will work in the nineteen countries; if the Yohannesians say it will work then it is realistic and so it should work here too’, then it is without a doubt that they will abuse the system. And the system is unrealistic. It is highly unrealistic to assume that a government can by itself lead the way in turning into reality a nation state’s engineering and scientific achievements. It can, of course, guide the citizen sector to achieve that outcome. But it is very unrealistic for a government to ‘lead the way’ in deciding what is or what is not a good technical standard. Only the engineering and construction communities can decide what is good or what is not good. The government can enforce regulations and expect good minimum engineering and building standards; but it cannot turn those expectations into reality without industry cooperation and the acknowledgement of the citizen sector. Unquote.

    The Green Party — we hope that this Christian Democratic Executive Council and its Members in this room will seriously consider the views of submitted reports and feedback provided by such experienced individuals as Mr Schlaich. And these outstanding private citizens are not not the only ones to complain; so far we have received submissions from such bodies as the Association of Imperial Professional Engineers — yes they actually submitted an official complaint; and the Association of Yohannesian Architects and Architectural Technologists; both bodies which I am sure we do not want to have too many disagreements with, for this is their field of expertise after all. So far I have not received a submission from Builders Yohannes, but I am sure that they will have their own take on this privately. Finally, the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade; or the Ministry of Energy and Science for that matter, is becoming too big of a bureaucracy. I doubt it will be able to handle yet one more organisation — and a big and historically well-established one at that — such as Standards Yohannes. I believe that it is time for us to delegate some responsibilities in matters of nation state building back to the citizen sector.

    In closing, the Green Party — we believe that consultation with important bodies and distinguished members of the industry must be included as a provision somewhere in the Amendment Bill. Because as the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade Hon Emily Kirchweger said herself on Tuesday, 19 September 2017: without industry cooperation, and the acknowledgement of the citizen sector; well, nothing we legislate will work as intended.

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: Next to stand. Christian Democratic Party Select Committee Response.


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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Postby Yohannes » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:59 pm



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Select Committee Business — Subject to the Committee on Engineering and Science


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    Technical Standards Yohannes Amendment Bill 2017 -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 — Volume 951; Select Committee Business — Christian Democratic Party Select Committee Response.



    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: It is a pleasure having you with us in this room, Minister Soong Chu-Yu.

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU (Minister of Transport and Logistics; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Höganäs): Jiǔyǎng. Nǐn hǎo. Thank you Lady Shiring. I am pleased to speak before the committee on behalf of the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Tra —

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): Where is Emily; is she having a wee tea break with Speaker Ryan?

    [
    HER WHITE KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR; interruption from the Social Democratic section. ]

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: Order.

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: Haha, you got me there, Member Fallage.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: My grudge is with the economy woma— [...] Minister; not with you, the Grandfather and Mentor[Note 1] of parliament, Minister Chu-Yu.

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: Good to know; indeed good to know! Well I am here to speak of a more important matter than discussing the latest gossip in the Beehive.[Note 2] I want to just say the obvious and flick through some of the parts in contention. As the sitting Members would know, we are attempting to amend the piece of legislation: Technical Standards Yohannes Amendment 1971. The Minister Hon Emily Kirchweger has informed me that we are going to see some merger between the standards authority and Trade Assessment and Laboratory Administration.

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: I would like to apologise for this; but we must suspend the meeting for now for our tea break; we will resume meeting after.

    [
    … Members leaving the Engineering and Science committee roundtable… ]

    [
    … Half an hour later… ]

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: Let us recommence proceedings. What I was about to say; if one do look at this Bill, here I have it in my hand, before me on paper. It is good. It is wonderful and thorough. It aims to improve our fifty standards of commerce and trade to better improve the quality of assessments, acceptable developments, and investigations of bridges, industrial facilities, skyscrapers, and transportation structures in our nation state. But distinguished members and bodies of the citizen sector have spoken today, as said by the Member Kayla Fletcher, and despite what have been said and done; the submissions, the official complaints, and all the media beating — Minister Kirchweger has refused to listen. As a Minister of the Christian Democratic Executive Council, I am saddened by her refusal to open her mind and reach out to not just Members of the Social Democratic Party, but also the citizen sector itself. The industry and the professional bodies — those who can make this piece of legislation actually work in practice, on the ground.

    And so I am standing here today because we — the Christian Democratic Executive Council, do take this matter very seriously. As said by the Member Kayla Fletcher, one of the key issues with this Amendment Bill is the possibility that Standards Yohannes will lose its independence. In fact, many distinguished citizens, such as the structural engineer Mr Jörg Schlaich, have already surmised that something must be wrong. I must say that we believe; our goal was to absorb Standards Yohannes and its various agencies to reduce operational costs and create a kind of super combination of all engineering, architectural technology, and construction standards bodies, in one place and in one very big office to work together and increase bureaucratic effectiveness, if that is a good way of describing it. This is of course on paper. The distinguished private citizens of the engineering, architectural technology, and construction communities in the nineteen countries have spoken, and they have spoken well: we do not want the Christian Democratic Executive Council to meddle in citizen sector affairs. And so we will follow their recommendation, and do as they have requested.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: Thank you.

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: Oh, maybe that should be directed at the Minister who is on leave today to attend to more important matters overseas in Allanea. Minister Kirchweger is discussing the latest development with respect to the Kazansky Heavy Industries Agreement of Friday, 8 September —

    NICKEL FALLAGE: I see; Speaker Saul Ryan would be sad to see her gone, for now anyway.

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: ... we have seen to it that there will be major modification with respect to the Minister appointing persons to the Standards and Accreditation Board. We agree after some reflection that that is unacceptable; for that system can be abused by any future Executive Council to sidestep the democratic process of allowing the citizen sector; the architectural technology, engineering, and construction communities, not allowing them to have their voices be heard.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: We must rein in the excesses of the big businesses, and let hardworking small contractors and sub contractors know that we are on their side.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: Yadda yadda yadda. Corporate subsidy; democracy unchained. Yada yada yada.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: ...

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: The Christian Democratic Executive Council — we believe that the reputation of Yohannesian engineering and technical design standard must be maintained at all costs. We will see to it that all the anxieties voiced concerning independence will be met by our modification to section two, clause nine: Independence of the Board. For section three, we will stipulate that private citizens acting as candidates as members to the Board must go through a rigorous checklisting process to filter any candidates with conflicts of interest. To also follow on the recommendation of Members of the Yohannes First in committee, we will also stipulate that to be elected or nominated to the Board, a chartered professional must first resign from her or his position of employment in the citizen sector; with any ‘voluntary’ position included to further safeguard the neutrality requirement. This guarantee of independence being applied by statute, I believe the highest in our land, in accordance with the third introductory principle of The Will of Parliament — well, I believe that the Imperial Head of Opposition cannot use the excuse that ‘the Technical Standards Creation and Revision Board won’t truly be independent’ anymore.

    I want the Members of the roundtable to refer back to the section one, clause two. It says specifically that the Amendment; it aims to improve standards of assessment, development, and investigation of various important structures of nation state; bridges, industrial facilities, skyscrapers, and transportation structures, amongst other things, in the nineteen countries. Its aim is to make easier the comparison of Yohannesian structural standards with those existing World Assembly and overseas nation states’ technical standards — though I very much doubt that many overseas heads of state or heads of government do dwell much in this field; with the few who does having already good structural standards for their citizen sectors to conform to, as they are coming from nation states with a history of good engineering and technical design achievements. With that being said and done, I believe that all major concerns with respect to this Amendment Bill have been addressed by our decision to redraft the Amendment Bill before its first hearing next month.

    AALDERT WASSENAAR (Energy and Science Spokesman; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Seterhelle): Another issue that we in the Social Democratic Party side of parliament have is relating to want of funds. And the Members opposite then say the solution to that problem is to bring the Structural Standards Authority — and with it, pretty much the parent organisation Standards Yohannes — into the fold; that is, absorb them into the structure of either the Ministry of Energy and Science or the other more bloated one —

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: And that more bloated one was one of the main reasons why we are standing here today safe, as free people of a historically free nation state; not as public servants to a colonial overlord somewhere overseas, Mr Wassenaar. We can thank the Saint Maxtopia for the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade historically. I am sure you would rather your ancestors be free subjects of a historically free nation state; rather than tilling the land to grow cotton, or being forced to export agricultural products to the historical industrialised, occidental imperial powers across the oceans?

    AALDERT WASSENAAR: Of course, of course. But I am sure the Minister would agree himself that the concerns we have in relation to the recent excesses on the part of that ministry; namely, and according to the Minister Hon Emily Kirchweger, the purchase of hair dryers and hair straighteners for central ministerial office ladies, and of course spending 50,000 NationStates Dollars for an expensive ministerial front desk —

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: My lord have mercy. Order. No; we are not going to go there today. I advise the Member to listen.

    AALDERT WASSENAAR: With all due respect, Mrs Speaker, but I believe all that is pertinent to our discussion here. Well in this Amendment we have the Christian Democratic Executive Council attempting to effectively control Structural Standards creation and revision process — and the engineering and designing communities do not like that one bit at all — and well; the Ministry of destination will be none other than the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade, which under the Christian Democratic Executive Council; they have always focused more on churning out big profits for the big companies — Bank of Yohannes, VMK AG — and spending equally just as big; 14,000 new hair dryers and hair straighteners; a 50,000 NSD front desk; and of course, 1.5 million NSD spent on various large-screen television technologies.

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: Order. Order. Order! Out. And I advise the Member to reflect on why; this is not the place for what the Member is attempting to do. There’s the parliament chamber for that kind of tomfoolery.

    MARTIN RIBBENTROP (Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Ennewig): I am amused to see the Grandfather and Mentor of parliament Hon Minister Soong Chu-Yu actually coming here on behalf of the Minister who’s supposed to be here, but well obviously not here; because apparently she has to attend ‘important’ matters in Allanea. It is a shame that she is not here today, because I want to point out to her that section four, clause two; it pretty much says that the Chair has to hire someone from either the MES or MEIT. Well that clause flies in the face of all the talk about Standards Authority Yohannes not going to lose its independence. And I want to see Minister Chu-Yu telling his colleague Emily the econom wo — Minister: that the Social Democrats won’t accept that clause too.

    KELLYANNE STONEWARE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of Old Hershsey) Another concern raised during submission period; political analysts have hinted that some infuential engineering and construction organisations may withdraw their support for they do not see the point participating in a supposedly citizen sector organisation, yet controlled indirectly by the Executive Council and for all intents and purposes has been absorbed within the structure of a ministry. Without these core participating businesses and organisations — the stakeholders, then I don’t see how this Amendment Bill can meet its aim of improving standards and specifications for products, processes, services, and performance in the nineteen countries. Yohannes First — we believe that this is just yet another attempt by the Christian Democratic Executive Council to recklessly reduce costs so that they can improve their books.

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: I move, that the Amendment Bill be now put before the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade for redrafting.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and smiling faces seen all around the room… ]

    [
    Results: 10 Ayes and 4 Noes [Parliament] — 2 Ayes and 1 Noes [Electoral College] ]

    Committee Chairwoman Rt Hon ALIENA SHIRING: Motion agreed to.

    [
    … Amendment Bill heading to the Office of the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade… ]

    Note 1: The most respected oldest Member in parliament.
    Note 2: The Beehive is the nickname of the parliament building.


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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Postby Yohannes » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:45 pm



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Parliamentary Oral Questions — Questions to the Seventeenth Yohannesian Emperor and
Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; and the Minister of Education


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    Miscellaneous Subjects — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Thursday, 5 October 2017 — Volume 951; Oral Questions — Questions to Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Honourable Members, I would like to draw your attention and to welcome the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Hindia Belanda, Madame Zaynab Rajakara, who is sitting alongside members of the senior press gallery in parliament today.

    Question time to commence — Questions to the Seventeenth Yohannesian Emperor: Equality and Social Welfare 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES (Yohannes First Party; Collegian Elector — First Burmecian District): To the Seventeenth Yohannesian Emperor: does she stand by her Minister of Equality and Social Welfare’s statements?

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS (Yohannesian Emperor; President of the Electoral College; Christian Democratic Party – Christian Faction): Yes. Well I am here am I?

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the Emperor not to push her luck.

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: … Yes, I do.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: Then, does she stand by the Minister of Equality and Social Welfare’s statement last week that, quote, we have made good progress on reducing allowance and benefit dependency and better improving the lives of previous welfare dependent families by giving them the opportunity to contribute to our economy and be hard-working taxpayers, unquote.

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: … Yes, I do.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: How does she reconcile with the statement of the Minister of Equality and Social Welfare; when under her Christian Democratic Executive Council, there are 2.7 million kids in poverty?

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: I am sure the Member would know that ‘poverty’ is a relative term; what is deemed a ‘poverty’ in the nineteen countries, according to our standard of living, is a child not raised in a healthy, middle Yohannesian household, with two low-middle or middle income parents.

    A child having internet access; having the privilege to visit international websites such as Setsuzoku Social Network and The Western Isles News, but whose parents are too lazy to provide breakfast every morning and instead spend their money on cigarettes or alcohol products, is not a child in poverty in the sense of the word, Mr Petres. She or he is a child in ‘poverty in the nineteen countries only’, because most people in the nineteen countries do not have bad parenting and life skills.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: I seek leave to table a recorded comment made by the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade on Monday, 18 September; where she said that —

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker!

    [
    OH C’MON GARNET DON’T BE A CHEATER! Some members from the Yohannes First section heckled... ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I advise Members on that side of assembly to be quiet, or I shall see to it that that whole row be taken out in this session. I want to hear a point of order from the Emperor, even if some of the questioner‘s fellow Members do not.

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: I believe that Mr Petres may try to mislead parliament. The comment that Member was referring to was made by a Minister of the Realm in response to the Deputy Head of Opposition’s question concerning fiscal management and reducing the debt o —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! The Emperor need not continue any further.

    [
    SHE’S THE MILLENIALS’ SELFIE EMPEROR. SHE MUST NOT BE INTERJECTED! Some members from the Social Democratic section laughed... ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order!

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: I must stand in response to the point of o —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Any further out of order standing or speaking before parliament will result in removal from this assembly. I need not assistance or any further comment made by the Emperor, the standing Member, or their supporting Members. Standing Order 401; I advise the Emperor to do her homework tonight and possibly see to it that she will not violate that rule. As for the standing Member and the tabling of the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade’s answer during previous oral questioning: I will not have the leave. I do not think that is relevant, and allowing leave to be put will only further reduce the decorum of parliament this afternoon.

    However, I invite the standing Member to enter his supplementary question

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker.

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: Please, point of o —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I must hear the point of order of the standing Member first. I advise the Emperor to sit and listen carefully.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: Mr Speaker, I want to table the answer of the Minister of Econo —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order, Mr Petres. I have made clear that this will be the end of the matter. The Emperor may continue.

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: I believe that the Member tried to connect two dots that are, at the end of the day, irrelevant to this question time. A relative definition of 2.7 million kids in ‘poverty’; there is no causality between that and the fact that under this Executive Council, we slashed forecasted 2017 gross debt by almost half — that is, we cut the originally forecasted gross debt, by the Social Democrats when they were in office, by almost 5 trillion NSD.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: With all due respect, Mr Spea —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! The standing Member will now be sitting. From here on, in this session, I will not hear any further point of order made by either the Member or the Emperor. I invite the Member to continue this oral question, or he can sit.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: Seeing as she is the Yohannesian Emperor, I would assume she would have a modicum of understanding of what her Minister of Econo —

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER (Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Bremstadt): Oh, ha ha, very funny Loseton First.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: I see. You do not like waking up to facts, Emily?

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I want to hear the Member’s question. I advise the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade to sit.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: Thank you, Mr Speaker.

    [
    I AM WAITING; HURRY PLEASE. I DON’T WANT TO BE SLEEPING TO ALTERNATIVE FACTS! Some members from the Green section laughed... ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order!

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: How can she stand by the statements of her Minister of Equality and Social Welfare, who has decided to prioritise her attention and focus instead on one-off minor cases such as the inadequate support of sexual indecency victim Ms Clara Fransson; rather than more urgent empire-wide matters such as child poverty?

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: See. This is what you will have with Yohannes First in power; sexual indecencies and violence against women seen as ‘minor’ cases; whereas children having internet access; having the privilege to visit international websites such as Setsuzoku Social Network and The Western Isles News everyday, but with terrible parents who smoke and buy alcohol everyday and lack of wraparound family support — seen as child poverty instead of what it should be: child neglect and irresponsible parenting. Under a Social Democratic Executive Council — with Yohannes First in that marriage of convenience — people won’t have to work, because the Executive Council will provide them with all the benefits they want; whilst they spend hard-working taxpayers’ money on cheap drinks and cigarettes. And then when the Christian Democratic Executive Council — when we are elected into office; they will cry out: 2.7 million kids in poverty!

    The finest of all alternative facts!

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! The Emperor will stick to answe —

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I think the Emperor needs some Kool-Aid, because she can’t seem to a —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I advise the Member to also stick to his point.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: ... because she can’t answer my questions properly today. I stood and put forward my question. I expect the Emperor to answer, instead of throwing some questions ba —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! That last answer by the Emperor I consider as meeting the standards of the Standing Orders of Parliament, 2016, whilst almost crossing the boundaries of what is acceptable; I consider it as acceptable. If the standing Member wishes to continue this question time, I urge him to do so immediately.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: Does she stand by the statement of the Minister of Education last week that, quote, beneficiaries’ children who are hungry tend to choose the closest dairy; candies, pies, and soft drinks, and nothing that we can do can change this problem without tackling the core issue: irresponsible use of income supplement and allowance, unquote?

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: That is a statement by the Minister of Education, not the Minister of Equality and Social Welfare.

    [
    OH C’MON! Members from the Social Democratic and Yohannes First sections heckled... ]

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS: And parliament has been misled once again by that Member, because he has taken the Minister of Education’s statement out of context.

    [
    ALTERNATIVE FACTS! Members from the Christian Democratic and Green sections heckled... ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I cannot hear the answer provided by the Emperor. The level of interjection of Members in assembly has become too much for me to tolerate any longer. And I must ask both the standing Member and the Emperor to leave this chamber — outside, from where I hope they can reflect on their tomfoolery.

    [
    … Members of parliament laughed, as the Leader of Yohannes First and the Christian Democratic Emperor was escorted out of the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next Question to commence — Questions to the Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries: Employment Data 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    LUBBERT OOSTERBAAN (Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Narsøra) to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade: Can she state the number of new jobs for our people in the nineteen countries since the decision of the Christian Democratic Executive Council to remove the nineteen countries completely from international incidents and foreign power politics in 2015?

    KARINA SANDBERG (Deputy Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; Green Party; Electorate of Reykjarholl): Seid gegrüßt, Brüder und Schwester. Guten Tag. I am speaking before parliament in the place of the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade, who has to attend more important matters in the Economic Pala —

    [
    ... SHE WAS HERE WE SAW HER FACE SURE SURE! Interruption from the Social Democratic section... ]

    I can attest before parliament that under this Executive Council our policy of sustaining economic growth is the only way to bring more good jobs — knowledge-intensive or otherwise — for our people. Since 2014, this Executive Council; we have successively delivered twelve quarters of growth for the economy; the economy of the nineteen countries has become larger by 8.3 per cent since then, after taking into account inflation. Today, we have 10.61 million more employment opportunities for our people. Short-term forecasts released by the Office of the Chief Economist last week display ebullient low-to-moderate expansion of the economy from two point five to three per cent annually for the next two years — these forecasts replaced our previous, more uplifting forecasts, and we also consider as more realistic; at least for now. Overall, a positive viewpoint going ahead to 2018.

    LUBBERT OOSTERBAAN: For the fiscal year 2016-2017, how has the Christian Democratic Executive Council opined on the registration of new jobs available for our people; and what is the Executive Council’s point of view of our employment position in comparison with overseas nation states?

    KARINA SANDBERG: For the fiscal year 2016-2017, the Christian Democratic Executive Council has watched 5.44 million new jobs registered and be made available for our people. Skilled Workforce and Labour Corporation has reported 1.92 million new manufacturing jobs created for our people in the citizen sector; however, we have registered a more sobering data: an increase of zero point five per cent in the number of people unemployed in the nineteen countries. That is obviously not good, but we surmised that that more sobering data was connected with our recent high net migration of hard-working peoples mostly from non-occidental nation states — we believe that with time this issue can be resolved to the satisfaction of parliament. In closing and to satisfy the Member, Economic and Demographics Statistics Yohannes has recently reported that our rate of employment — taking into account, of course, the productive members of our society, excluding recent migrants — has just hit the seventy-four per cent mark; that is, we have seen ebullient development since we first took office in 2014.

    This nation state is doing quite well, at least for the time being.

    LUBBERT OOSTERBAAN: Since it first took office in 2014, how has the Christian Democratic Executive Council opined on the growth of emolument, salary, and wages across the continent?

    KARINA SANDBERG: According to past data of the Office of Economic Analysis and Forecast; we can summarise that on top of lower unemployment figure, the nineteen countries has experienced higher wages across sections of the citizen sector — average wage adjusted to World Assembly standard is today standing at just 44,000 NationStates Dollars; that is, since we took office in 2014 this nation state has seen at least ten per cent higher wages figure in comparison to when the previous Social Democratic Executive Council left office —

    [
    ... STATISTICS LIES DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS! The Imperial Head of Opposition Rt Hon Jeremy Robyn yelled.... ]

    KARINA SANDBERG: — of course, or to make it more simple for that Imperial Head of Opposition to understand, 4,050 NSD higher wages in comparison to when this nation state was broke under a Social Democratic Executive Council.

    [
    ... WHAT IS THIS SHE CAN SPEAK! Social Democratic Members yelled, raising their hands and shaking their heads.... ]

    KARINA SANDBERG: To satisfy the Member, and to let the interrupting Members comprehend this answer; I will explain further: The amount of money that imperial citizens have left in their pockets, after accounting for local and regional authority taxes, have risen by 10.8 per cent since the Social Democratic Executive Council were voted out of office in 2014.

    LUBBERT OOSTERBAAN: What recent update has she announced regarding quality of technical tutors in Institute of Handicrafts and Technology branches across the continent?

    KARINA SANDBERG: There have been concerns raised by institute branches about lack of advisory committee oversight leading to inadequate wraparound support provided for struggling students. I am proud to say before parliament that we have added additional provision to the development and learning outcome of technical students with respect to better hands-on tutoring quality. We have acted to follow on the recommendations of the advisory committee, taking into account the limited funding that we have in this fiscal year. We are trying our best to ensure wraparound support schemes are provided for technical students to meet any personal or professional challenge that they may have, i.e., juggling childcare and family time or working obligation with technical study.

    We have selected certain priorities based on advisory committee comments on where some of the obvious challenges facing our technical students a —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! This is a Question for Oral Answer session; not television advertising time. Voters are not here to watch your ad. Bring the answer to an end.

    KARINA SANDBERG: For example, in certain communities with educational underachievement; for example in the previously deindustrialised heartland electorates of the Grand Duchy of Dali. We will prioritise spending for Institute of Handicrafts and Technology branches there.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Parliament to adjourn.

    [
    … Members leaving the chamber… ]


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Parliamentary Debate — Customary Debate: Subject to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources


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    Customary Debate 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Friday, 6 October 2017 — Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Honourable Members, I would like to draw your attention and to welcome the Ambassador and Commercial Attaché of the Wagain Empire, who are sitting alongside members of the senior press gallery in parliament today.

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader Pro Tempore; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic; Electorate of Halsten): In light of the many things parliament and its Members have accomplished this week, I seek leave for parliament to retire at half past four, or at the conclusion of the customary debate, whichever is to arrive sooner.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Leave for that purpose is sought. Is there any objection?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There appears to be none.

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): I hereby move, that parliament take note of domestic, nation state issues. It’s Friday; the last day of this week’s assembly. And just in time for the Deputy Head of Opposition to beat up the Bank of Yohannes one more time. Or maybe this time, Alleswerken AG? Don’t, quote, prop up big businesses and corporate bodies, unquote, according to a Member of their reluctant bride in the latest Social Democratic marriage of convenience, Nickel Fallage. Because Dear Leader Jeremy Robyn is not in control of the People’s Committee for Equal Goods and Services Distribution any longer; Loseton First is.

    Equal goods and services distribution — the quintessential motto of the comrades’ movements all around the international community of nation states and regions. Well for a party that is meant to safeguard the ideals and all that is good about equal goods and services distribution — enforced distribution, not voluntary, enforced: meaning either you hand us your wealth or you can say good bye — they seems to be losing their gas. Instead of assisting their fellow comrades in distributing income equally before the proletariat, their Deputy Head of Opposition has instead recently visited the tax haven nation state: Bigtopia. What is Veldman doing there? Not to help the proletariat, that’s for sure.

    In fact, the Social Democratic Party is so disorganised that they are more concerned with hard-working non-occidentals ‘flooding our border’ than the fact that under this Christian Democratic Executive Council, according to the Member Loseton Petres on Monday, 11 September and during Oral Questions session yesterday, quote, we have 2.7 million kids in poverty, unquote. But wait, poverty is an invented word; what the Member has failed to mention is the relative definition of what a poverty is; that is, in the nineteen countries poverty is a kid being able to access popular websites such as Setsuzoku Social Network and The Western Isles News, but whose parents spend their weekly allowance on cheap drinks and cigarettes instead of fruits and cereals for breakfasts. That’s their definition of poverty for you.

    Emotive, I know, and it has certainly caught the attention of World Microcredit Foundation inspectors. Embarrassing. The World Assembly briefly thought: Have they really squandered all those gold and paper money away on gunboat diplomacy? But that’s a Social Democratic Party groom and Yohannes First bride for you. And as for the allowance? This Christian Democratic Executive Council, according to Members of the Opposing Forces: We are being so hard on the struggling members of the proletariat that we only give a supplemental allowance of 180 NationStates Dollars per week. Not a loan, but give. Only. Congratulations Mr Robyn, you have won the International Socialist Leader’s Award of the Year.

    But really: what in the name of Saint Maxtopia happened to the Social Democratic Party? I watched Jeremy Robyn speaking before the senior press gallery yesterday. He looked so old and his hair was so white that I thought it had been more than three years since voters kicked him out of office. There used to be this energy about him; socialist energy, yes, but energy all the same. When people saw him they would say: “Dear Leader.” Now college kids don’t even know who he is; they say: “Get out of the way, chump.” Like Ronald Chump, who was kicked out of this chamber last week. He was so bad that some Members of parliament had mistaken him for an actual agent from the Empire of Jingoistan. But oh wait, that Member is actually a Member of the Social Democratic Party.

    A union socialist and a billionaire bigot.

    That is true comedy material right there. But then again: we have Nickel Fallage and Loseton First sleeping in bed with Jeremy Robyn and the People’s So — I mean, Social Democratic Party. And I thought the otherworldly chronicle of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact wasn’t real. But wait: it was real. The commies and the, dear me. Oh dear. Well at least now the otherworldly fictional virtual world of ‘earth’ can laugh at us and say: “Hey look these guys got Ronald Chump and Jeremy Robyn in the same bed as Nickel Fallage and...”, who was his name?

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER (Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Bremstadt): Robert Twogabe the ‘warlord.’ Electorate of Timetable.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: Yes, Twogabe. What a circus.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN (Imperial Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Clearingtonne): Get a grip, sunshine.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: No, I am fine actually, but it’s Roeltsje Veldman that worries me; he was so happy and proud that the Social Democrats had actually accomplished something other than bankrupting this nation state with participating in multiple international incidents and power politics show of force abroad — on Monday, 2 October, he was so proud that he exclaimed before parliament loud enough for even a diplomatic attaché from Puerto Colijito who are sitting with the senior press gallery up there to hear: “WE DRAFTED THE PASSIVE COMPONENT CORPORATION AMENDMENT BILL! CAPITALISED SENTENCE!”

    [
    SOMEONE PLEASE PUT THIS GREENIE HIPPIE IN HER PLACE! Member Nickel Fallage and the Leader of Yohannes First Loseton Petres heckled. ]

    KAYLA FLETCHER: They are so far gone out there that they don’t even know what they should stand for: child poverty or visiting their tax haven mates over in Bigtopia? But then again; that’s what you have got with Chump and Loseton in your ‘Rainbow Coalition.’ More like: ‘Eternal Opposition.’

    Really, what happened to the Social Democratic Party that used to care about the working class and the low-middle to middle income Yohannesians? One time Jeremy Robyn did very well, and we listened equally well — but then our accountants and statisticians told us his number was off by a hundred miles away. He included seventeen and eighteen-year old high school students in his statistics of working people. I mean, c’mon Jeremy, where’s all the accountants and statisticians at? I know — Ronald Chump said: “You’re fired.” And Robert Twogabe kicked out the undesirable ones from their Burmecian farms. Hence why the Social Democrats are now bad at maths. Or they are good at lying. Take your pick.

    When Jeremy Robyn was Chancellor in 2011 and Nickel Fallage was his confidence-and-supply comrade he used to say: ‘I may be a comrade but I also command a great Navy before me; behold, the Commonwealth Navy.’ And the First Earls and Admirals of the Fleets used to go: “Dear Bigtopia…” It was quite the circus as under his watch the Commonwealth Navy bombarded the nation state of Osthia assisted by the rest of Incursus; New Azura, Grays Harbor, and Imperial Rome, amongst others: But hey at least we have got 10 trillion NSD projected long-term gross debt by 2017 out of things like that?

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): We had the referendum on leaving the Incursus alliance too. And it was quite the successful endeavour, I do say, for we have got a small tropical island out of it — so please, do not pretend you would not have done the same.

    HM GARNET TIL ALEXANDROS (Yohannesian Emperor; President of the Electoral College; Christian Democratic Party – Christian Faction): We also got the 2012 Gholgoth financial crisis under your watch, sunset.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Oh, ha ha, funny. Who was the freshman university student, barely turning nineteen back then?

    KAYLA FLETCHER: — better than the Member who knows best that it is in one’s interest to risk thousands of jobs in the shipping industry to generate a few more votes in the next elections; that was a direct quotation from one of the previous Social Democratic Executive Council’s many contracted mercenary forces: Dogs of War. And they were right. Nickel knew what the risks were; yet he bombarded the nation state of Osthia anyway. If anyone don’t have a grip around here, it’s him and his cronies. They will say anything to get your votes. Reduce immigration, because Greater Halsten and many cities don’t look like Yohannes anymore. Resign from the World Assembly, because then we will have more economic freedom of movement.

    Join the latest ‘hip’ military alliances, because we are lacking in military prestige these days. Build optimal distance, eco-friendly, next-generation high-speed rail running through Royal Alexandria, Greater Halsten, and Royal Burmecia; all around the continent uninterrupted. Marvelous. In the meantime, in the saner side of this assembly, this Executive Council is in fact moving along just fine; we are concerned more with the more important things in life, like, actually making sure the economy keeps on growing and new jobs are created for our people. Clean, green jobs.

    Today, we have in the nineteen countries a robust economy that can handle the loss of jobs in certain citizen sector industries; we trade out declining dirty coal mining for the future-focused coherent chemical industry, for one. Another example is letting go of some low productivity shipbuilding operations and concentrating instead on renewable energy and electricity research and development. We cannot have it all because that is unrealistic. We must choose: stay in the present or move into the future. The same as the Bank of Yohannes; it has to invest in those sectors — whether in Yohannes or in overseas nation states — that they know will generate good return on investment in the future.

    The same as VMK and Halstenmetall AG: they have to stop further expansion and concentrate instead on fulfilling their yearly export and industrial obligations to those nation state already included within their operational boundaries. We have to stop subsidising and reminiscing on disappearing industries of the past, and concentrate instead on the future. But Yohannes First is either too dumb to realise that; or they are an opportunist bunch who knows how to tick all the proverbial emotive boxes to get them some of those working class votes. Either way that is evil and just plain cruel: because they know themselves that no matter who the voters choose coal jobs will eventually still be left out cold and shipbuilding operations of the past will still disappear.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN (Deputy Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Sortgrunn): And you are doing all of that very well today already, actually; in fact we have recently seen the Döbern Point Aluminium Smelter facility closing its door, resulting in the loss of 1,427 full-time employees and subcontractors and the further loss of at least 4,000 jobs indirectly created by that facility’s presence in Döbern. Which is fair enough, I guess, for you and your ilk.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: There you have it, people: the Social Democrats’ latest fad: revive the old dirty, polluting jobs. Meanwhile their Yohannes First bride will misinform the disillusioned members of society and tell them: ‘Big coal will still operate just fine one hundred years from now; you just sit there and let the Executive Council do its job, empire-wide, for you. Trust in the big brother.’

    ‘The big brother — we will tell you how you can spend your money; increase your taxes; tell you what you can or cannot grow in your backyard; and let you breathe that dark grey air as you realise that nation states all around outside the continent of Yohannes are getting richer from moving into the future — as we stay encapsulated in the past.’ The new Social Democratic pension scheme: ‘everyone reaching the adult age of twenty can get their own 10,000 NSD one-off pension contribution from the Bank of Yohannes’ Central Provident Fund. Just give us your votes and you can be sure that we will keep all our promises.’ If anyone is living on another planet, it’s them. Not us. Planet ALEXANDROS is not real; if there is any planet fantasy it should be called planet VELDMAN instead. Or planet ROBYN. Either way one is just as bad as the other.

    However, and again, on this side of the chamber; the saner side, that is, the Executive Council is contacting both small time and big time exporters of aluminium electrolytic capacitor, power resistors, and rheostats; from Lindblum electrical products to Alexandrian merchant shipbuilding contractors, all and sundry, to coordinate export growth and keep the machinery of our economy running smoothly; “Chug-a-long-Choo-Choo”, the train’s moving. What’s that I hear? Veldman asked. It’s the total value of all goods and services produced in our economy increasing by two to four per cent for the next five years; it’s average job growth rate increasing by four per cent; it’s domestic savings rate for families hovering above the thirty per cent boundary; it’s 16,301 houses that will be built every week, for the next eight years, in the Greater Halsten metropolitan super electorate alone; and finally, it’s 12 million new jobs created by the year 2020 all around Yohannes the continent.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: See, I was spending time in Allanea on Wednesday, 4 October, to deal with the latest Kazansky Heavy Industries long-term investment update, and on my way there I visited Testlandia. Let me tell you this: It is a lovely nation state, that nation state. It has ‘specialised’ industrial sectors; the Party animals’ capital city of Canberra was quite the wonderful sight; and their richest citizens are earning five point eight times as much as their poorest citizens — don’t put words in my mouth and say I am a dirty corporatist, Nickel, that’s straight from their government website.

    And as for their economic growth? They are going at it pretty good, actually, and that is an accomplishment; what with the raging wars and madness we see everyday all around the community of nation states and regions: They-who-must-not-be-named striking New Edom; intercontinental ballistic missile crisis in Puerto Colijito; the fearful stranglehold of religious extremism in Qaidi; religious revolution in Zukaristan; and anarchists rampage in Volkmacht, amongst many others unnamed here for reason of space.

    So it is good that Testlandia is growing, and growing quite well. But look closer under the surface and you will see fermenting unrest and revolution amongst their business communities and citizen sector key players. Why? Because they see the Testlandian government as an uncaring government that do not look after the interests of the citizen sector and business communities well. As a result, there is no coordination for export or even import; no sense of direction as to where the economy is going to go.

    I do not think, however, that that criticism was a fair criticism made by me; for I am not a Testlandian citizen and was there for just one day. But I believe that one of the many reasons why we are succeeding well as a humble nation state — though we can still be fragile at times — is that we have this sense of ‘where are we going with this economy?’ For quite some time now we finally have an Executive Council that has provided stability and a good sense of direction as to where we want to go; what we are; what are our weaknesses; what are our strengths; what is realistically achievable or what is not realistically achievable; and what is the place that marks the beginning of our journey in this wonderful community of regions and nation states?

    And we know what that is: Political stability, economic leadership, and diplomatic and military neutrality. We start at prudent fiscal management of the books, and we finish at the environment, schools, and the hospitals. We start at the ports all around the Yohannesian continent, and we finish at the merchant shipping routes all around the international community of regions and nation states’ blue oceans. But most importantly we know our weaknesses and our strengths, so we know where we can realistically go to from here on out.

    That atmosphere of resignation I felt in Testlandia — that was the reason the last Social Democratic Executive Council could not achieved much. And of course as a result they were voted out of office. The voters have spoken, we say, and they want diplomatic and military neutrality; they want a stable government; and they want good economic leadership. They want the Christian Democratic Executive Council, under the warm-hearted and kind leadership of Garnet Til Alexandros the Yohannesian Emperor of the Christian Democratic Party, and Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn our Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries. They want peace, prosperity, and stability. They want us, not Nickel Fallage, Jeremy Robyn, or Ronald Chump. Or Robert Twogabe. Or an evil, offensive-driven Commonwealth Navy.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: And the Yohannesian people — they want a clean, green nation state for their children and grandchildren to inherit one day. And that is why the Green Party — we hereby stand in solidarity with Garnet Til Alexandros and Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn; because we see that they can fulfill their promise to realising an eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green empire-wide policy for the nineteen countries in the continent of Yohannes.

    Thank you.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next to stand. Social Democratic Party Customary Debate 2017 Response.


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Parliamentary Debate — Customary Debate: Subject to the Imperial Head of Opposition


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    Customary Debate 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Friday, 6 October 2017 — Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN: So parliament — we have seen that speech made by a Member from the Christian Democratic Executive Council who have so many ideas and have so many great plans for our nation state that the whole time they only talk about us: the Social Democratic Party. This is the Christian Democratic Party’s major problem: What have they — the Social Democratic Party — done this week? And whilst they joke about and flail their arms before parliament their internal party polling told them that they are about to be voted out of office —

    Dr ZOE NILSSON (Green Party; Electorate of Cowrie): I would like to raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I thought this is parliament, not stand-up comedy?

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the Member to sit and listen. I want to see a robust debate and not interjection.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: This is not democracy in action though; it looks more like a comedy skit with Jeremy Robyn standing there claiming stuff out of thin a —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order!

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. So can the Christian Democratic Executive Council actually guarantee before parliament and hard-working taxpayers of the continent that they will not sell off anymore state owned enterprises? Or nation state houses and local council apartments? Can they guarantee that they will not reduce Executive Council contribution to the Central Provident Fund’s ‘FutureSaver’ schemes?

    Well the whole time the Member Kayla Fletcher was standing there talking about her dream and her hope and heck all about future changes under a Christian Democratic Executive Council — and she could not even say the magic word: “Yes.” Yes, we will not sell off any more nation state assets and body corporates. They want to sell it all off to Allanea, to Knootoss, or to, Saint Maxtopia forbid, Ralkovia. They want to sell it all off to everyone out there. They will sell it all so long as they can say the magic word: “Surplus.”

    When Member Veldman — our Deputy Head — casually mentioned Döbern Point aluminium smelter facility and how it has recently closed its door, did Ms Fletcher talk about the fate of the hundreds of young workers — eighteen to twenty-five years old — now without jobs because the smelter facility has closed its door? No, she did not. What did she say in reply to the fact that 5,427 previously employed workers and subcontractors have lost their jobs? She said: “We start at prudent fiscal management of the books, and we finish at the environment, schools, and the hospitals.”

    That is rich. If they are going to talk about the future they might want to check the present first, for failing that they might realise that there is nothing left in the future. That is why many young working class Yohannesians in the decaying industrial heartland Burmecia and Dali have voted for a Social Democratic—Yohannes First alliance in 2014. That is why coal districts have brought many fresh Members for our party in parliament in 2014. And that is why a change of Executive Councillorship is the only way forward for working class Yohannesians to realising a brighter future.

    Our internal party polling have identified two things working class Yohannesians are talking about the most this month: So, just who are they — a Christian Democratic Executive Council — standing for? Just who are they representing? Are they the Executive Council of the people or are they there to kowtow before big businesses and kiss the toes of multinational corporations in their corporate funded shindigs? Because what Yohannesians have come to realise is that a Christian Democratic Executive Council is just a bunch of dressed-up mobs who will stand up for dodgy trust dealers, tax evaders, and rent-seeking foreign investors. They do not think about Martin the plumber or Hilda the maid. Well whose interests are they looking after then?

    Zheng Xia the foreign steel industrialist and Yo Seung-Woo the foreign property investor.

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU (Minister of Transport and Logistics; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Höganäs): I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker.

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: I would like to raise a point of order also, Mr Speaker. The Member’s comedy skit is offensive to the ears — that is so racist.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I certainly see the point of order of the Grandfather and Mentor of parliament Minister Chu-Yu, but in accordance with the Speaker’s Ruling: 40/3: Tabled information and right to freedom of speech, I must rule out any violation to parliament’s standing orders. Although I must admit that the Imperial Head of Opposition has somewhat ruined the decorum of parliament this afternoon. Especially when one take into account the fact that the Ambassador and Commercial Attaché of the Wagain Empire are present; sitting alongside members of the senior press gallery in parliament, watching its proceedings.

    [
    ... SOMEONE TELL THAT OLD DINOSAUR TO RETIRE GRACEFULLY! Members from the Christian Democratic section laughed... ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! As to the Majority Leader Pro Tempore, I advise for her to sit.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN: Thank you, Mr Speaker, I am sure you —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise the Imperial Head of Opposition not to push his luck. Stay on topic.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN: Well, Yohannesians have realised that a Christian Democratic Executive Council just don’t care. They didn’t care back in 1972 when they deregulated the finance industry, and they don’t care now by selling off 272,952 local government authority shelters and nation state houses. So we have the Döbern Point Aluminium Smelter facility mishap now and we can say thank you to the Christian Democratic Executive Council for that. They would rather prop up Halstenmetall steel manufacturing overseas and dodgy tax operators in the Bank of Yohannes instead: ‘Because we are into clean, green Yohannes’, the Member Kayla Fletcher said — more like we are into big money made overseas rather than real people losing their jobs in Döbern and the rest of the Grand Duchy of Dali. When we criticise the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade Hon Emily Kirchweger about dodgy trust dealing, industrial import-export overextension, or tax evaders, she will say three things: “Growth, surplus, and progress.” She will also say: “Well this economy thing is too hard for career politicians and most Yohannesians to understand.”

    Of course it is too hard for us to understand; because she was a corporate raider ten years ago. That’s the industry she is coming from; of course she would look after her tax evading mates and industrialist masters. She enjoys sitting there up at her Beehive office — it says: Office of Hon Emily Kirchweger, with NationStates Dollar imprinted next to her name and a portrait of the smiling face of the internationally acclaimed author of the best-selling book 'Slavers Strike it Rich — The International Trust Gold Mine', Maximilian Barry of Maxtopia next to it -- she enjoys selling off nation state assets to Allanea and she loves seeing Ausitorian and Nifonese steels flooding our markets both here and overseas.

    As the Member Loseton Petres said on Monday, 11 September, the Christian Democratic Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund has taxpayer-funded mansion in Söderström; and the Christian Democratic Emperor is the Queen of the kingdom Alexandria — though she was apparently a ‘full-time paediatrician’ according to her archived CV. Well, how about the Christian Democratic Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade? She was a corporate raider, not unlike the failed 2012 presidential candidate in the far-away Empire of Jingoistan, Matt Money. The Christian Democratic Executive Council — they are out of touch and their priorities are not working class Yohannesians. They will write on their latest parliamentary research paper ‘Monthly Economic Review — November 2017’: “OK, let’s see what we've got here: International trust and body corporate disclosure rules and regulations...”

    And then: “Never mind.” Emily the economy woman and fraudster will say that.

    [
    ... MR SPEAKER JEREMY BROKE THE NO ECONOMY WOMAN AND FISCAL LADY RULES! Members from the Christian Democratic section heckled... ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I advise the Imperial Head of Opposition to cut it with the snide remark.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN: ... Well, see, Mr Xia the foreign steel industrialist don’t need to file his individual income return here -- although he is apparently one of many foreign-based blokes with ‘Permanent Resident’ stamped next to his name. And as to the industrial speculators and property investors with foreign sounding names all working for a certain Mr Seung-Woo? Garnet the Christian Democratic Emperor and ‘full-time paediatrician’ will say: “Well we are not a corporate bordello industrial heartland like Maxtopia or tax haven nation state like Bigtopia, just yet, so according to what the international tax practice consultants and lawyers say: Okay, the nineteen countries is an alright nation state; it is not a tax haven, just yet, so you are free to set up your own trust and there is absolutely no way that you are circumventing existing taxation regime and checks in places.”

    To me it sounds like double speak for ‘all dodgy fund funnelers and regime evaders out there, please come here and contribute to our prosperity.’ And the tax experts and lawyers will also say: “The foreign trust disclosure regime of the nineteen countries do not require registration, or in fact, it does not even have a centralised data listing all the trusts actually being put and that do operate in the continent of Yohannes.”

    And so after that the fund funnelers will say ‘sweet as’ and immediately proceed to come here. Christian Democrats don’t give a flip about sheltering dictatorial fund embezzlers and multinational tax evaders. Just look at Ralkovia’s trillions of NSD somewhere in our finance system; or the fact that The Scandinvan’s big armaments corporations — deriving their income from their multinational slavery or ‘voluntary’ domestic servitude activities — have funnelled their income here to procure fifty Phlegethon class cruisers -- that is what Emily the eco — the Hon Emily Kirchweger and her ilk stand for: Money, dirty or not; trade, ethical or not; and economic growth, sustainable or not.

    She and her ilk don’t care about struggling micro, small, and medium sized enterprises all around the continent. She and her ilk don’t give a flip about struggling mum and dad business owners who have to pay the bill and rent every Wednesday. And most importantly she and her ilk don’t give a damn about young people who are facing the prospect of never owning their own home and a lifetime of renting. The Christian Democrats only look after their arms manufacturing and steel industrialist mates overseas. And they would love to bring more of the same people here: The billionaires who have no loyalty to any nation state; the post-industrial aristocrats who are looking to own their own mini property kingdoms; and the scheming financial gurus who are always looking to scam the latest pensioners. In their world, the bird eats the worm, the fox eats the bird, the human shoots the fox, and the devil hunts the human in the afterlife. That is their world. And that is what their beliefs about what the nineteen countries should be like.

    The Social Democratic Party — we do not want to have anything to do with it. We do not want a continent of Yohannes for the leeches of society. We want a continent of Yohannes for the hard working working class of our society. That is what the Social Democratic Party stands for, and that is what we will accomplish after the incoming 2018 election. The Christian Democratic Party’s time is up.

    The 2018 election is coming, and it will be an election for a Social Democratic Party Executive Council.

    [
    ... ALTERNATIVE FACTS! Members from the Christian Democratic section laughed... ]

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: The Members can laugh for now; but they will see what’s up in 2018.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: I would like to raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I would like to see the time expiration of the Imperial Head of Opposition be made longer; we all in parliament like funny jokes when we hear one.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I advise the Member to sit, or she will be the source of that joke; because she will find herself being thrown out of this chamber.

    [
    ... WE WOULD WELCOME THAT! Members from the Yohannes First section laughed... ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order!

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and smiling faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Next to commence. Inter-Party Customary Debate.


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Parliamentary Debate — Customary Debate: Inter-Party Discussion


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    Customary Debate 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Friday, 6 October 2017 — Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS (Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Naamwerpen): I know that today we have seen the Imperial Head of Opposition’s speech. I just want to say first that I don’t have the opportunities to usually do this, and so I will do eagerly. Especially when we on this side of parliament take into account the fa —

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: I would like to raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I would like to apologise for somewhat cutting in on this session, but my office has just received an email and a letter from the Office of Henrietta Waldstein —

    Hon Members: Who?

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: The Office of Honourable Henrietta Waldstein, the Foreign Minister of Wachterland; a principality in the region of the Commonwealth of Nations. I seek parliament’s leave to table the letter and documents —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I feel that I should be able to administer this for now. From my memory, a previous letter from the office of that nation state’s Head of Government was also handled last week. I presumed that is to be the case?

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: Yes, yes.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: And so the letter will be tabled. Leave is sought to —

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: So just to make sure before parliament, I do not have the actual, original letter with me. I have however the email as electronic proof and a copy of the letter.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Well on that basis I think that it will be physically impossible to table the non-existent letter and documents. No? The Majority Leader should know that parliament can’t accept emails from her mobile phone as acceptable materials. The applications and documents, however, are there together with this supposed email. I believe that there will be no objection from parliament for it to be tabled in advance?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There is none. The Majority Leader can move forward to table that letter in advance.

    [
    … Official paper, by leave, laid on parliament’s table… it shows the contents of Hon Henrietta Waldstein’s original letter. ]

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: Especially when we on this side of parliament take into account the fact that that previously standing Imperial Head of Opposition couldn’t even name more than five of his listed Members. The senior press gallery asked him about why he had put the Member Adrian Kruckenberg on his number twenty-six list, and he was like: ‘Who? Who again? I am sorry.’ Well, he didn’t say that, of course, but you can tell he did a double take and The Alexandrian Business Times’ senior reporter Dallack Ohama had his wee bit of a laughing moment from that. I mean, look, this guy who is supposed to lead the Social Democratic Party couldn’t even recall who he put on his number twenty-six list! I am willing to give you ten NationStates Dollars that he couldn’t even name all ten of his highest listed Members, even Veldman was standing next to him like a schoolboy trying to cheat saying: ‘Here, here, please take a cursory peek to your right Jeremy: It’s right here man!’

    I have noticed that there are some names he removed from the 2010 Social Democratic Party List. He replaced them with real ‘popular’ electoral candidates in their respective local electorates: Ronald Chump. Robert Twogabe. Ryan Häberli. All populists and yuck. No offence to those Members, of course, though they are not here anyway. Where are they? They are not even present when their Dear Leader is talking before parliament. Where is Ronald Chump? He was kicked out from this chamber last time he spoke, sure, but he should be present here surely? Instead, he only got his usual Yohannes First sidekick, Nickel Fallage.

    Of course Nickel would be here though; guys and girls, these are the people who bonded together as Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs by, well, let’s see, the list is too long here: Ordering the Commonwealth Navy to blockade the nation states of Osthia and Hippostania when things didn’t go the Chancellor’s way in 2011; attempting to challenge the great maritime power Questers during the 2012 Gholgoth financial crisis; borrowing and borrowing heavily from domestic and international institutions, all and sundry, to finance their gunboat diplomacy and international incidents obligations; and also attempting to bribe the younger generations by saying “okay we will not just give you interest free universal student loan but also free tertiary study for ‘culturally sensitive’ students.”

    At the end, the Social Democrats were rolled over and demolished electorally by the 2014 election — but the damage was done. And now, Jeremy will remember my name, because I have just dissed his party. But then tomorrow when asked by the senior press gallery about yet another racist outburst by one of his fringe Members from the Kingdom of Burmecia — I can’t remember what’s her name, someone help me here —

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: Kellyanne Stoneware. Electorate of Old Hershey; the Kingdom of Burmecia.

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: Stoneware, that’s right. She would leave the chamber and let Jeremy and his Yohannes First bride Nickel ask all the oral questions. Why? Because he had shafted aside his own list Member for some guy from another party. Ms Stoneware, if you are watching Parliament Channel right now, I want you to know that this guy don’t give a flip for you and your populist buddies.

    Oh, look what I have here, sorry for interrupting this debate. Not. This is actually a, quote, a public declaration of policy and aims, unquote, of the grand alliance of the Social Democratic Party, Yohannes First, and the party that cannot even meet the six per cent threshold to make it into parliament —

    KAYLA FLETCHER: Family First. Anti-abortion.

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: Yes, Family First Party.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: Anti same-sex civil union and marriage.

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: Yes, oh boy. Look what we have got here in this Rainbow Coalition: A union socialist and apparently pro civil rights and pro welfare party; a populist and anti-non-occidental immigration party; and a far-right religious, anti-abortion, anti-gay and anti-lesbian, climate sceptic, and extremely pro-market party. They are in the same bed together. That’s like a milkshake of hubris and tearful divorce right there. But back to their grand alliance’s public declaration of policy and aims.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: Tell us please?

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: It says here — I hope I am reading it right, I need to readjust my reading glasses just to be sure; you never know with these people — it says here that someone who have been a union leader all his life and has led at least five hundred protests is going to judge what is the right interest rate for this nation state. He is going to actually modify Economic Palace’s imperial cash rate. A guy who have been reading the books ‘The State and Revolution’, ‘The Economics of Financial Turbulence: Alternative Theories of Money and Finance’, and ‘The Communist Manifesto’ all his life — he said so himself when he was Chancellor in 2009 — is now going to actually say what should be and what should not be the right interest rate for your nation state once again: by being in command of your nation state’s Economic Palace imperial cash rate. Well I am looking forward to when that happen, and what will happen after that. I also want to see what he will do when all the big banks decided to reject his policy. It will be stand-up comedy material if not for the fact that it’s actually scary just to think about it. You see, last time he had the respected Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund Sir Lennart Källström by his side; this time around however he only got Nickel Fallage and the Loseton First Party as his sidekick.

    Oh, yes, Loseton First: Just where is Loseton when you need him in parliament?

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES (Yohannes First Party; Collegian Elector — First Burmecian District): I am here. That’s right.

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: Okay you are here, calm down big man. Wait. Sorry for interrupting your grand entrance, Mr Petres, but I just want to say what I am seeing next here. Let’s see. Down the list they say that they will introduce the Postal Bank into the citizen sector; that is, commercialise it for the public at large. And how will they fund that? By making available 8.8 billion NSD for it.

    Okay, first of all, it’s good and idealistic and all, but we are talking about a bank that has pretty much a branch in every major metropolis and urban area in the continent of Yohannes. And you are going to release it for the public at large by having 8.8 billion NSD only as your backup plan? Where do they have that figure from? Did they just pluck any number out of thin air and then say ‘okay here it should be enough’?

    I am sorry that just won’t do, Jeremy.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: Tell us the next one please?

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: Well here the next one down the list is where they — the Social Democratic and Yohannes First Parties — will make available for working class Yohannesians and ‘hard-working middle Yohannesians’, all and sundry, the additional supplemental income amount of 140 NSD every week. They don’t have to work for it, of course. I mean seriously? If you are going to offer election bribes at least make it a wee bit more realistic, please.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: That’s right.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: I would like to raise a point of order of my own, Mr Speaker. We on this side of parliament also like good jokes; that is, when we hear one.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I advise Members not to toy around with parliament’s lines of standing orders.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: I want to start by saying that most Yohannesians can care less about partisan debates. When Yohannesians watch Parliament Channel, they only care about which party is on their side. And the Social Democratic Party — we know that they know that we are on their side. We know that they know that under a Social Democratic Executive Council, all working class Yohannesians and most middle Yohannesians will be given a fair slice of the economic growth pie. As we have seen on this side of parliament since they took office in 2014, the Christian Democratic Executive Council don’t buy into that kind of thinking. A Christian Democratic Executive Council will almost always be on the side of Mr Amschel Rothsdad and his multinational banking family. A Christian Democratic Executive Council will always be on the side of Bank of Yohannes executives. They will always be on the side of borderless arms manufacturing and civilian industrial entities.

    One evidence to support this claim we saw in 2015 when they put aside the Commission on Financial Disclosure’s report, which stated that they detected over 42 billion NSD of non-declared currencies circulating in our economy for the year 2014 alone. How did the Executive Council responded? Well, they put forward for first hearing an amendment Bill for the frankly much outdated International Trust and Body Corporate Amendment Act 1973 — two years after the Commission report was first released. When Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn was first elected as Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries in 2014, she said that she wanted us as a nation state to observe the rich history of neutral nation states such as the Commonwealth of Hindia Belanda or the Grand Duchy of Van Luxemburg. She said that we can learn from their foreign policies and doctrines of international relations. Well I am not sure either Hindia Belanda or Van Luxemburg was a tax haven nation state? Because we are certainly starting to look like one now in 2017. On top of that all the new billionaires with ‘permanent resident’ stamped next to their names suddenly opening up industrial facilities and buying up prime suburban houses left and right —

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: Like Ronald Chump?

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN: Well no, the Member Ronald Chump has always followed our disclosure regime actua —

    LJIPKE NIEUWENHUIS: Horseshit.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: No. The Member meant those like Mr Zheng Xia who have recently bought a five per cent stake in Halstenmetall, or Mr Yo Seung-Woo of Guirin who have recently purchased his own mini property kingdom in the heart of Lindblum. That is a disgrace and the Executive Chould shouldn’t ever let anything like that happen here in our side of the international community of regions and nation states.

    Hon NIKOLAUS SCHICKENDANTZ (Minister of Employment and Labour Reserves; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Spreitensingen): I believe parliament — we all know why Roeltsje Veldman is looking after the electorate of Sortgrunn, which has always been a sort of political bubble electorate, where upper middle class foreign diplomats can be found walking everywhere; where even the lowest income household can afford a 1.5 million NSD two-storey green backyard suburban house with ease; and where the least educated people hold at least tertiary level qualifications of some sort. They call it: the ‘political beltway.’ That’s what Veldman is: a beltway politician. And so how can he claim to represent middle Yohannesians, let alone the hard-working working class members of our society?

    I call, to quote the Member Ljipke Nieuwenhuis, horseshit on that one. When people watch Parliament Channel they won’t think of him as the hero of the working class — how can they? This is a man who had never had a real life job outside parliament or, dear Saint Maxtopia, the realm of politics, unlike us over here on this side of parliament. I can safely say that most of us had actually had real life jobs outside the political beltway. They can call the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade Hon Emily Kirchweger a ‘corporate raider’ all they like; to me and many other Members on this side of parliament, she is someone who knows the finance industry and corporate world very well indeed. She and many of my colleagues are not established members of the political beltway. Or ‘the establishment’, as the Member Ronald Chump said on his Tuesday, 19 September speech. And the data speak for themselves: We have seen for the last three years or so now how 14 million new jobs have been created for our people.

    That, I do say, trumps empty words coming from the mouths of Social Democratic Party Members any time of the day.

    NICOLA GOEBEL (Green Party; Electorate of Westenburg): I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak my mind today. Parliament will know that I grew up in a largely pro Social Democratic neighbourhood. Everyone I knew forty years ago had supported the good ole’ Social Democrats; that is, the pre-Jeremy, old Social Democratic Party that had actually fought for the working class and shunned market excesses. The old Social Democrats that supported the dual, inseparably linked principle of peace and prosperity. Well, as the Imperial Head of Opposition will know his previous Social Democratic Executive Council changed all that. International incidents, wars, and the great games; if anyone is to blame for the Social Democrats’ thorough electoral beating in 2014, it would be the Social Democratic Party itself. Under the past Chancellorship of Jeremy Robyn, the party had morphed into something else quite different than what it was, or what it should be -- and of course, as parliament will know, I have been elected to represent my electorate as a Member of the Green Party.

    That’s right: The Electorate of Westenburg has pretty much stopped supporting the Social Democrats since 2014, because the previous Social Democratic Executive Council had abandoned the people of my electorate. Whereas the local Social Democrat candidate would before the year 2010 have a majority of at least three thousand votes without actually trying; now she or he would be lucky to not be in minority by more than one thousand votes.

    EMANUEL GLÖCKNER (Christian Democratic Party — Christian Faction; Electorate of Barhausen): I can say before parliament in representation of the Christian Party that the nineteen countries has seen — despite the Social Democrats’ hostile accusations of small businesses dying left and right — 2.56 million more people employed thanks to our focus of investing on Yohannesian infrastructure: Bridges, pipelines, roads; infrastructure of nation state importance. Infrastructure that will accelerate economic growth for the next eight years.

    KAYLA FLETCHER: I want parliament to remember that in 2014 when the previous Social Democratic Executive Council was voted out of office, we were facing a deficit of 120 billion NSD. Well I am glad to repeat what the Hon Minister Emily Kirchweger said on Monday, 11 September, that with sound economic supervision and prudent fiscal management we have turned that deficit into a small surplus by the end of that same year; and we are still running at full speed to at least preserve and to grow that surplus. I also want to say that, again, under this Christian Democratic Executive Council, we are set to reduce nation state debt to thirty per cent of GDP by 2025. The economy of the nineteen countries has become larger by 8.3 per cent since then, and we are set to achieve annual growth of at the very least above 2.5 per cent for the next three years. That is a good rate for an economy such as ours. Many nation states out there would love to have good economic managers and responsible fiscal administrators as those we have here in the nineteen countries.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: Hereby standing on behalf of the Green Party, what we love seeing is the fact that a significant percentage of that return on investment and growth are put back into not just the productive sectors of the economy, but also those important for the welfare of our people: In 2016 we injected 31 billion NSD more into Health Yohannes. We also injected an additional 21.6 billion NSD into the education sector. We could have done more but we have to be realistic; we cannot spend what we don’t have. I mean, have the Members over that side of parliament ever mentioned any of these updates? No. They instead had always mentioned the negatives: Infrastructure overloading, housing crisis, and schools overcrowding. They even stooped so low as blaming hard-working non-Occidental immigrants for what should be the fault of influential Yohannesians here. Meanwhile; annual emolument and salary growth was registered at least 2.8 per cent in 2016.

    Hon EMILY KIRCHWEGER: Say that again?

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: Emolument and salary of most Yohannesians by average have increased by at least 2.8 per cent last year, and the whole time we in parliament only hear immigration this, immigration that, and non-occidental cultures are dangerous there.

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: Mr Speaker, I must raise a point of order. What the standing Member pointed out was not relevant to this debate whatsoever —

    Hon Green Members: How so?

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: The manifesto of Yohannes First regarding immigration is not relevant to the topic at hand. Further, the Member has twisted our words by claiming that we are racist. Yohannes First is not a racist party — we only want to preserve Yohannesian culture and make the teaching of Yohannesian values compulsory for all future immigrants.

    Hon Christian Democratic Members: Sure. Sure.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! Well, I believe that both Members have their own right to freedom of speech, and I will be forced to reject the Member’s point of order.

    Dr ZOE NILSSON: I am sorry to say this, but right to freedom of speech goes both ways, Mr Petre —

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! That will be the end of the matter.

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: I want to start by saying that, first of all, I am proud of my Symphonian heritage; but I am also equally proud of my Yohannesian upbringing. I was born here in the nineteen countries; to be precise, the Democratic Republic of Cederström. When I see any Yohannesian sportsperson of non-occidental heritage being put on the newspaper, it made me very proud indeed. And I know that Yohannesians are equally proud of the hard-working reputation of non-occidental recent settlers and immigrants in general. But it saddens me to see the recent tendency of not just politicians but also pundit to blame non-occidental immigration for every single problem we have in the nineteen countries — from school overcrowding to increasingly overpeopled emergency rooms and hospital departments all around the continent; from housing crisis to subpar wages and hiring scandals of recent immigrants in our overseas factories and domestic industrial facilities. Instead of, for example, blaming the lack of housing availability to the unwillingness of many key building players and big construction firms to cooperate with the Executive Council, we blame it instead on recent non-occidental immigrants -- people who come from the same cultures and nation states as my parents.

    I am proud of the hard work we — the Christian Democratic Executive Council have done in not just the field of commerce and trade but also equality and social welfare. Over the last three years, investment and trade agreements negotiated under the Christian Democratic Executive Council, such as the Deutsche Reichsbank Agreement 2017 as one example, have seen our many semiconductor exporters paying less for exporting their technologies overseas; they used to pay at least 1.7 billion NSD in levies and tariffs when the previous Social Democratic Executive Council left office, and now they pay much less for exporting the same kind of products in greater quantity. I believe that we can, and should say thank you to the Hon Emily Kirchweger for the dedication she has shown in promoting our goods and services overseas and for negotiating good trade agreements for our nation state —

    Rt Hon LOSETON PETRES: So that’s it right? The end of the speech as far as the Christian Democrats are concerned, with the Grandfather and Mentor of parliament summing it all up?

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU: It is actually, yes.

    NICKEL FALLAGE: Thank you, Grandfather and Mentor of parliament, Hon Soong Chu-Yu. With all due respect, however, we in parliament did not discover — because the dressed-up mobs over on that side of assembly did not mention it — the fact that under the Christian Democratic Executive Council, 7.4 million people lost their manufacturing jobs, many in the heartland countries of Burmecia and Dali. What they did not say was the fact that under the leadership of Chancellor Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn and guidance of Garnet Til Alexandros, many of our largest body corporates’ bosses earn as much as 73 times the salaries of the average Martin the middle class manager and Hilda the middle class clerk. The Chief Executive Officer of the Passive Component Corporation, Mr Owen Glen Von und Zu Blomberg, every week earns as much as the salary of our Members in parliament every year; that is, where we earn 183,000 NSD every year, Mr Von und Zu Blomberg and the five per cent fortunate but overpaid top bosses like him earn close to 183,000 NSD every week.

    They are the Executive Council of the five per cent multinational and borderless oligarchs — very rich business leaders who want nothing more but to have much greater influence on how this nation state should be run. It is time for us to say to those foreign industrialists and borderless property investors: If you and people from the same cultures as you are want to live here, then be prepared to accept Yohannesian values — our values, and not live with your own kind. Do not come here and speak languages we do not understand in public. Do not come here and violate your wives or smack your children senseless because you think that that is okay in your home nation states.

    Yohannesians are waking up to all the above. It is time for a change and Yohannes First will be at the helm and act as the vanguard of that change.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and yawning faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: The debate expired and concluded.


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Weekly Adjournment — Subject to the Members of Assembly


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    Visitors Present; Weekly Adjournment -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Friday, 6 October 2017 - Volume 951; Weekly Adjournment — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: Mr Speaker, I believe that parliament has seen good progress in nation state development this week; and for that reason I seek leave for parliament to rise at this point.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Is there any objection to that?

    [
    … Members leaving the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: I advise Members to not disrupt proceedings by moving before being told to do so upon conclusion of motion; however there appears to be no objection.

    Parliament to adjourn.

    Honourable members, this week has certainly been a busy one. This Assembly has moved at least two Domestic Acts and one Foreign Agreement — whilst I have presided over thirty questions for oral answer, though I do not have a percentage of how many were answered to the satisfaction of the questioner.

    During this weekly Assembly, we have seen the visitations from members of the Puerto Colijito Foreign Ministry; Her Excellency Madame Rizka Amelia Purwanto, the Ambassador of the Federal Kingdom of Samudera Darussalam; Her Excellency Madame Zaynab Rajakara, the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Hindia Belanda; the Ambassador and Commercial Attaché of the Empire of Novo Wagondia; and a representative from the Office of Hon Henrietta Waldstein, the Foreign Minister of the Principality of Wachterland.

    I would like to take this opportunity to say a big “thank you” to all the visitors’ chief delegates and governments, on behalf of all Members of Electoral College and Parliament, for the professional and apolitical way their consideration and observation have been to us all. My personal thanks to the Heads of State and Heads of Government of Puerto Colijito, Samudera Darussalam, Hindia Belanda, Novo Wagondia, and Wachterland for making possible the visitations of their government representatives.

    [
    … More Members leaving the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: In two weeks’ time, parliament will assemble as this week.

    Honourable Members, I wish you all the good weekend that you deserve.


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Postby Yohannes » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:05 pm



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Business Statement — Weekly Formation: Subject to the Members of Assembly


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    Parliamentary Motions 2017 — Foreign Nation State Issues -- An excerpt from the two hundred and thirtieth parliamentary hansard: Monday, 16 October 2017 — Volume 951; Parliamentary Debate — Subject to the Ministers of the Executive Council, Emperor, and Realm.



    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN (Speaker of Parliament; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Weirconsin): Taking the Chair, introductory business of parliament — Eleven Ante Meridiem.

    [
    … Mr Speaker read the Holy Bible ]

    Hon Members: Almighty Saint Maxtopia,

    Gracefully realising our vulnerability to anarchy, chaos, and wars found all around the international community of regions and nation states, we ask humbly for the assistance and grace of Your Lordship in conducting the affairs of nation state significance; in overseeing developments of nation state importance; and for guiding us today, and for the rest of this week, in realising the decorum of this most august assembly — in this parliament of the nineteen countries of the Yohannesian continent.

    May glory be in Thy name; may prosperity and stability be realised; and may industry and welfare be brought for our people. Saint Maxtopia Save the Emperor. Amen.

    Allsmäktiga sankt Maxtopia,

    Älskvärt se vår svaghet för anarki, kaos, och krig funna runt om världen bestående av regioner och nationalstater, vi ber ödmjukt om hjälp och gunst av ers nåde i vår nationalstats göromål; Överse utvecklingar på nationalstaters skala; och för att du vägleder oss idag, och för resten av veckan, för att du ger oss hyfs för denna mest välsignade församlingen, i dessa nitton länders i Johannesiska kontinentens parlamentet.

    Helgat vare ditt namn, må rikedom, och stabilitet vara oss givna; Och må industri och välfärd be givet till vårt folk. Sankt Maxtopa skydda Kejsaren. Amen

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Honourable Members, I would like to draw your attention and to welcome the Ambassador of the Diarcesian Monarchy, the Excellency Mr Wilfried Strickland, who is sitting alongside members of the senior press gallery in parliament today.

    It is with great sadness that I inform parliament of the death on Saturday, 14 October of the Hon Ursula Grünbaum, Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the Yohannesian Realm, who represented the people of Dillenräschen in the Noble Republic of Treno from 1959 to 1971. During her tenure on behalf of the voters of the Dillenräschen electorate in parliament, Ms Grünbaum was elected Minister of Equality and Social Welfare of the Twenty-sixth Christian Democratic Executive Council from 1964 to 1968; before that briefly holding the position of Chair of the Committee on Economic Modernisation from 1962 to 1964. Today, we can thank her Committee for adopting the recommendation of the Imperial Commission on Economic and Industrial Modernisation, which resulted in the gradual improvement of this nation state’s Social Market Economy Policy.

    It is to my wish that parliament see to it the Standing in Mourning to express our sympathy for the late former Member’s family and relatives. Let us stand and observe the passing of a former Member of this assembly.

    [
    … Members stood in mourning… ]

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN (Majority Leader Pro Tempore; Christian Democratic Party – Democratic; Electorate of Halsten): I would like to raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek parliament’s leave to table the letter and documents submitted by the Office of Hon Avitus Caprica, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Imperium of Birtonia.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Leave is sought to table that particular petition. Is there any objection?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and nodding heads seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There is none. The Majority Leader can move forward to table that letter.

    [
    … Official paper, by leave, laid on parliament’s table… it shows the contents of Hon Avitus Caprican’s original letter. ]

    Hon CLAUDIA WINTERGREEN: Mr Speaker, I would like to raise a point of order for the second time today. As parliament would know, on Tuesday, 10 October, this assembly have put forward an advance or early vote of FOR the then General Assembly Resolution at Vote Draft: Repeal Marriage Equality. I seek parliament’s leave to table the letter and documents concerning that Bill to ensure member bodies of the World Assembly know that we have supported that repeal Bill not because we in the nineteen countries do not believe in the cause of lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights; but because we feel the General Assembly Resolution Marriage Equality was not properly put forward for proper peer-review before the General Assembly Forum of Ambassadors and Delegates.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Leave is sought to table that particular petition. Is there any objection?

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and blinking faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: There is none. The Majority Leader can move forward to table that letter.

    [
    … Official paper, by leave, laid on parliament’s table… it shows the contents of Her Excellency Elisa Wake’s original letter. ]

    Hon SOONG CHU-YU (Minister of Transport and Logistics; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Höganäs): Hereby shall I move, that parliament take note of international incidents, foreign nation state issues. I request for the motion that parliament commend the Diarcesian Monarchy for its Notice of Unveiling of Statue and Appointment as a Distinguished Citizen on Monday, 9 October, which appointed the President of the Electoral College, Garnet til Alexandros, Her Majesty the Queen of Alexandria and Elected Yohannesian Emperor, as a Distinguished Citizen of the City of Pryfurium.

    The Diarcesian Monarchy is one of many diplomatically neutral and peaceful nation states in the international community of regions. It is an economically enterprising nation state, open to foreign investment by Yohannesian and many overseas foreign body corporates. Under its recent three generations of sagacious monarchs, who have for the most part always champion the interests of the Diarcesian people, the nation state has seen a long period of transformative economic growth and industrial revolution that resulted in an economically vibrant, thriving polity that is Diarcesia today in the geographic region of Bronte.

    On behalf of all parties in parliament today, I want to say to the sitting Diarcesian Ambassador that we in the Yohannesian continent do look at the nation state of Diarcesia and Her people as our friends. We will remember this honour bestowed on this nation state by the unveiling of Her Majesty the Seventeenth Yohannesian Emperor’s statue in the city of Pryfurium. I would like to further thank the Lady Mayor of Pryfurium, Her Worship Kristina Beck, for acknowledging the Seventeenth Yohannesian Emperor’s contributions to the Diarcesian nation state in general, and in the city of Pryfurium in particular, as a volunteer doctor; and in Garnet Til Alexandros’ leaderships in organisations that champion the improvement of the lives of the less fortunate in society.

    We regard this as yet another cornerstone of the increasingly close diplomatic friendship and commercial ties that have since the middle part of the 20th century been developed between the Diarcesian Monarchies and the nineteen countries of the Yohannesian continent.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN (Imperial Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Clearingtonne): I hereby stand in representation of the Social Democratic Party, to support the motion of the Grandfather and Mentor of Parliament Hon Soong Chu-Yu to commend the Diarcesian Monarchy. I want to note that Diarcesia and the nineteen countries — we are both nation states that have never been colonised, or have never been subjugated by the forces of foreign occidental imperialism. The Government of Diarcesia further believe in the principle of open diplomacy and fair commerce and trade between nation states of the international community of regions.

    Browsing through social media sites this morning, I have seen many positive comments made by Diarcesians and Yohannesians to seeing the unveiling of the statue of the Christian Democratic Emperor. I have some reservations about the fact that it’s going to be her face that’s going to go up there representing our people and nation state, as far as the people of Diarcesians are concerned; and of course in my capacity as Leader of the Social Democratic Party, I have some reservations about many of her Executive Council’s policies — I personally and many of my colleagues feel that their policies are harming our people and the future of this nation state.

    However, and again, seeing the positive comments made by many Diarcesians about our nation state is always a good thing. And for that reason I am standing here as Imperial Head of Opposition and Leader of the Social Democratic Party in support of this motion.

    KAYLA FLETCHER (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources; Green Party; Electorate of Weston): I hereby stand to support the motion on behalf of the Green Party; for parliament to commend the Diarcesian Monarchy. We identify and do agree with the views already expressed in parliament by the Christian Democratic Party and the Social Democratic Party. Although to the Leader of the Social Democratic Party, I must respectfully disagree with your views regarding the Christian Democratic Executive Council’s inability to put forward innovative ideas and policies for the benefit of our people.

    Rt Hon JEREMY ROBYN: I thought we live in a democracy?

    [ ...
    This is not the time for that Jeremy... Members from the Green section sighed; shaking their heads in unison. ]

    NICKEL FALLAGE (Yohannes First Party; Electorate of South East Burmecia): I want to say that the Yohannes First Party — we want to express our gratitude to the Government of Diarcesia for the honour bestowed on this nation state by the Notice of Unveiling of Statue and Appointment as a Distinguished Citizen announced last week. Of course, I cannot but smile at seeing the fact that that statue is going to show the face of none other than the face of the creator of planet ALEXANDROS, who is pretty much out of touch with the daily struggles of working class Yohannesians and the worries of many middle heartland and provincial Yohannesians.

    However, the nineteen countries’ relations with the Diarcesian Monarchy take precedence above even our enmity towards the Christian Democrats’ millennial selfie Emperor and her ilk, and for that reason I hereby support this motion.

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Let it be known that on Monday, 16 October 2017, the Parliamentary Motion into commendation of the Diarcesian Monarchy and the strengthening of friendship between Diarcesia and the nineteen countries of the Yohannesian continent has been agreed to.

    [
    … Shuffling of papers heard; a brief pause, and smiling faces seen all around the chamber… ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Question time to commence — Questions to the Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund: Employment Data and Standard of Pay 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.

    MILAN BERG (Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Höjdstigen): Question to the Minister the Treasury and Wealth Fund, what recent report has she read on the nineteen countries economy?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER (Minister of the Treasury and Wealth Fund; Christian Democratic Party — Democratic Faction; Electorate of Altmark): On Wednesday, 10 October, the World Microcredit Foundation published a recent report on employment and wages in the nineteen countries. The report summarised acceptable growth in job creation in the September quarter; showing that 440,000 more casual and part-time permanent employment opportunities and vacancies have been added to the nineteen countries economy. Also in line with Economic Palace’s June forecasts, last week, from 9 October to 15 October, this nation state has seen 159,000 casual and part-time permanent employment opportunities and vacancies added to its economy; this is, however, 11,000 less than Economic Palace had originally forecasted.

    The Office of the Chief Economist deduced from these figures that parliament can expect an above average, but overall lower than originally expected period of growth for the first half of the 2018 fiscal year. Unemployment rate is still low, standing at 4.1 per cent, but is higher than originally forecasted at 3.9 per cent. Economic and Demographics Statistics Yohannes data showed that this was primarily attributed to increasing participation rate but equally high net migration from non-Occidental nation states.

    MILAN BERG: What was the summary of the World Microcredit Foundation on registered emolument and standard of pay increase in the first half of 2017 in the nineteen countries; especially when we take into account the fact that, according to Economic Palace, nation state inflation is set to increase to 1.9 percent by the year 2018?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: Before taking into inflation into account, standard of pay and emolument growth rate by average was registered at 3.1 per cent, with 3.7 per cent registered for weekly wages.

    ROELTSJE VELDMAN (Deputy Head of Opposition; Social Democratic Party; Electorate of Sortgrunn): What does the Minister think of a segment aired by Radio Heartland at half past five this morning, where radio personality Casper Eriksson said, quote, the number of unemployed people in the Grand Duchy of Dali rose unexpectedly by 1,300 to 459,000 in July alone, the highest figure ever recorded in ten years, unquote?

    Hon ALICE SCHNEIDER: Actually, no. I believe that that segment was presented somewhat misleadingly. What Mr Eriksson did not say was the number of new jobs also generated in the Grand Duchy of Dali over the last three years that this Executive Council — that we have been in charge of nation state development. We are of course talking about a public broadcasting station that was founded during the height of the previous Social Democratic Executive Council in 2011, and has since then been nicknamed the “TSDRBC”, or “The Social Democrats’ Radio Broadcasting Corporation.”

    [
    HA HA HA FUNNY; Members from the Social Democratic section yelled; the Imperial Head of Opposition stood and said: FISCAL LADY THAT’S NOT A SATISFACTORY ANSWER. ]

    Rt Hon Speaker SAUL RYAN: Order! I say... Order! Mr Robyn, I am standing. I advise for you to sit. Next Question to commence — Questions to the Minister of Transport and Logistics: Infrastructure of Nation State Significance 2017 — Domestic Nation State Issues.


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Monday, 16 October 2017

Postby Yohannes » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:44 pm

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