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Objectionable Publications Bill Passes

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 4:16 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

A bill creating heavier penalties and new offences for the abuse of children and publication of associated images has passed into law More >>

Social Security Bill Passes

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:41 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

After Question Time the Social Security Amendment Bill (No 3) completed its third reading by 95 to 25 with National, Labour, Maori Party, ACT and United Future in favour. More >>

Appropriations Debate To Be Held After Recess

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 2:14 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

The Government will give priority to debate on the Appropriation (2013/14 Confirmation and Validation) Bill after the coming three week adjournment, Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said when Parliament resumed today. More >>

House To Rise After Objectionable Publications Bill Passes

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 10:39 am | ParliamentToday.co.nz

Leave was sought and granted yesterday for the House to rise after completing the third reading of the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill divided into a number of bills. More >>

House Rises

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 9:59 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

The House rose just before 10pm after completing the committee stage of NZ First’s bill on welfare payments to orphans in the care of their wider family More >>

Christchurch Rates Validation Bill Upsets Some MPs

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 9:25 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

A bill validating Christchurch City Council’s rates which were unlawfully set for ten years has made progress, despite some criticism of the Council’s attitude towards the process. More >>

Christchurch Arts Centre Bill Progresses

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 7:36 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

A bill giving a new legal foundation to the Christchurch Arts Centre has completed its second reading. More >>

Nuclear Disarmament Motion Passed

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:08 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

Labour MP Phil Goff moved the motion saying the House urged nuclear weapon states at an upcoming non-proliferation conference to fulfil their undertakings to disarm. More >>

Christchurch Bills To Be Debated

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10:35 am | ParliamentToday.co.nz

After Question Time and the General Debate, the second reading debates of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Bill and the Christchurch City Council (Rates Validation) Bill are scheduled to be held. More >>

House Rises Rushing Through Business

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 10:03 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

MPs completed the committee stage of the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill this evening much quicker than the Government expected leaving it to scramble to deal with an unexpected debate. More >>

Animal Welfare Bill Progresses

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 7:53 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

A new animal welfare regime has taken another step towards law with the completion of the bill’s committee stages with an amendment to prevent animals being used for testing cosmetics included. More >>

Immigration Bill Completes Committee Stage

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:44 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

An immigration bill to increase punishments for people exploiting migrant labour has completed its committee stage. More >>

A Flood Of Committee Reports

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 2:08 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

2013/14 Annual review of the Department of Internal Affairs by the Government Administration Committee 2013/14 Annual review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by the Government Administration Committee 2013/14 Annual review of the Ministry ... More >>

Animal Welfare And Immigration

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 10:44 am | ParliamentToday.co.nz

MPs will debate the committee stages of a number of bills covering immigration and animal welfare law when Parliament sits today. More >>

House Rises

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 6:19 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

The House rose at 6pm interrupting the interrupted second reading debate of the Human Rights Amendment Bill . More >>

KiwiSaver Bill Completes Third Reading

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:04 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

A taxation bill freeing up more KiwiSaver money for first home buyers deposits has passed its third reading with general support. More >>

Business Statement

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:10 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said when the House sat next Tuesday the Government would seek to progress the Social Security Amendment Bill (No 3) and the Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) and other bills. Wednesday would be a Members Day. More >>

KiwiSaver Bill To Pass

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:42 am | ParliamentToday.co.nz

The Government intends today to pass taxation law which would give greater access to KiwiSaver funds for those purchasing their first home. More >>

Committee Stages Completed On Two Bills

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 9:58 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

The committee stage of the Social Security Amendment Bill (No 3) was completed this evening. More >>

MPs Praise The Black Caps

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 2:19 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More >>

 

 

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