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Welfare Fraud Bill Passes

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:07 pm |

Partners of those who commit welfare fraud could be held culpable for the offending after a bill passed its third reading today. More >>

Veterans And Victims To Be Priority

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 2:20 pm |

After a two week adjournment, the Government intends to give priority to the Veterans' Support Bill , Deputy Leader of the House Anne Tolley said today. More >>

Welfare Fraud Bill Set To Pass

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:03 pm |

A bill which widens welfare fraud to include partners of those committing it, is set to pass into law this afternoon. More >>

Treaty Bills Under Extended Hours

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:08 am |

MPs will hold the third reading debates on the Ngati Apa ki te Ra To, Ngati Kuia, and Rangitane o Wairau Claims Settlement Bill , Ngati Koata, Ngati Rarua, Ngati Tama ki Te Tau Ihu, and Te Atiawa o Te Waka-a-Maui Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Tau ... More >>

House Rises Debating Justice Bills

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:00 pm |

MPs worked their way through the committee stage debates on a number of justice bills this evening. More >>

MP Seeks Transgender Amendment In Statutes Bill

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 5:19 pm |

An MP has sought to include an amendment to the Human Rights Act covering discrimination against transgender people into the Statutes Amendment Bill. More >>

Reports Presented

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 2:13 pm |

The report of the Minister for the Environment on the operation of the Ozone Layer Protection Act was presented when Parliament sat at 2pm. More >>

Justice Bills Dominate

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:42 am |

MPs will debate the committee stages of a number of justice related bills when Parliament sits today. More >>

Slave Fishing Boat Exemption To Be Removed

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:05 pm |

The Govt has decided to remove exemptions allowing “slave” fishing boats to work in New Zealand waters. More >>

House Marks Death Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 7:58 pm |

Parliament held a moment’s silence this evening to mark the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse More >>

ITO Reform Passes

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 5:15 pm |

The Government says it has completed reform of industry training with the third reading of a bill tonight More >>

Two Bills Reported Back

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:06 pm |

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a number of select committee reports were presented including two on bills for further consideration. More >>

Parliamentary Officers’ Budgets To Be Debated

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:43 am |

The budgets for the Officers of Parliament will be debated when the House resumes today. More >>

House Rises Early For A Royal Reception

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 5:40 pm |

A 90 minute long Question Time was followed by the second reading of the Veterans' Support Bill . More >>

Welfare And Justice Bills Next Week

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:14 pm |

Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said in the Business Statement the Government would give priority to the Vulnerable Children Bill , Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill and the Victims of Crime Reform Bill . More >>

Veterans Bill To Be Debated

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 1:02 pm |

When Parliament sits at 2pm today the Government has given priority to the second reading of the Veterans' Support Bill . More >>

Filibuster Raises Potential Standing Order Issues

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:09 pm |

The House rose at 10pm after making slow progress on Members’ Day, raising issues about how a Government could in theory bring Members’ Day to a complete stand still if they wished. More >>

Crawling Through Members’ Day

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 6:47 pm |

Roles were reversed in Parliament today as Government MPs tried to filibuster Members’ bills and Opposition MPs sought to speed up progress More >>

Petition And A Paper

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:09 pm |

A petition and a select committee report were presented when the House sat at 2pm More >>

Slow Progress Expected On Members' Bills

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:38 am |

Today is Members’ Day but is unlikely much progress will be made on Members’ bills. More >>



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