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Evidence Bill Progresses And House Rises

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 5:22 pm |

A bill intended to make it easier for vulnerable people to give evidence in court has been sent to select committee More >>

Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill Progresses

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:47 pm |

The first reading of the Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill was completed on a voice vote. More >>

Budget Debate To Be Given Priority

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:11 pm |

The Government will seek to make progress on Budget legislation when Parliament resumes after a coming two week adjournment. More >>

Judicial Conduct Commissioner To Be Appointed

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:50 am |

MPs will appoint the Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner when the House sits today. More >>

House Rises

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 9:59 pm |

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting the committee stage of the Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill . More >>

Some Controversy Over Non-Controversial Bill

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 5:53 pm |

A supposedly non-controversial bill on reserve lands managed to continue to cause controversy as it moved through its committee stage. More >>

Retiring Clerk Honoured

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 2:35 pm |

When Parliament resumed at 2pm Prime Minister John Key moved a motion paying tribute to the retiring Clerk of the House Mary Harris. More >>

Committee Stage Debates For Some Older Bills

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 1:05 pm |

Two bills which have been around for more than six years will get their committee stage debates today. More >>

Second Readings Of Treaty Bills Completed

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:56 pm |

The second readings of the Te Hiku Claims Settlement Bill , the Te Kawerau ā Maki Claims Settlement Bill , and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Planning Committee Bill all completed their second readings on a voice vote. More >>

Parliament To Sit Under Extended Hours

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:08 am |

The Business Committee agreed to debate the second readings of the Te Hiku Claims Settlement Bill , the Te Kawerau ā Maki Claims Settlement Bill , and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Planning Committee Bill . All of which are generally agreed by most ... More >>

House Rises

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10:00 pm |

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting the committee stage of the Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Bill More >>

Environmental Reporting Bill Progresses

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 7:35 pm |

It was reported without amendment and MPs began the committee stage of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Bill . More >>

Harmful Digital Communications Bill Passes

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 4:33 pm |

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill completed its third reading despite many MPs expressing misgivings and calling for a review if it does have a chilling effect on free speech. More >>

Papers, Petitions And A Bill

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:13 pm |

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a petition was presented requesting the House take necessary steps to ensure inflatable children’s rides are operated safely. More >>

Cyber-bullying Law Set To Pass

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10:35 am |

After Question Time today MPs are scheduled to return to the third reading of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill , which implements various sanctions and remedies to address harmful digital communications. More >>

Property And Taxation

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:48 am |

After Question Time, the first reading of the Taxation (Land Information and Offshore Persons Information) Bill is set to be held. More >>

Houses Rises Interupting EPA Bill

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 10:03 pm |

The House rose interrupting the first reading debate of the Environmental Protection Authority (Protection of Environment) Amendment Bill . More >>

"Double Dipping" Bill Sent to Select Committee

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:44 pm |

The Bill’s sponsor Alfred Ngaro said the bill fixes a loophole in the current legislation that permits candidates to serve as members on two or more local boards in Auckland at the same time. He said the bill had an accompanying SOP which made clear those ... More >>

Health Check Bill Declined

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 8:54 pm |

The bill’s sponsor Winston Peters said the bill would give three free GP visits to superannuitants a year. The bill would be supported by all sane and sensible MPs as while it would cost $69 million a year it would save money by keeping the elderly ... More >>

Electoral Reform Bill Defeated

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 7:43 pm |

The bill in the name of Iain Lees-Galloway sought to lower the party vote threshold from five percent to four percent and he said if sent to select committee then that committee should be able to consider any other recommendations of the Electoral Commission’s ... More >>



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