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House Adjourns For Summer

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:59 am |

Parliament has risen for the summer break with the Adjournment Motion agreed just after 5pm on Wednesday. More >>

Reports And Papers

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 2:22 pm |

These included the annual report and statement of intent of Drugs Free New Zealand and a number of Government responses to a number of select reports More >>

The Final Hours Approach

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 12:30 pm |

MPs will begin the last few hours of the Parliamentary year with the final Question Time for 2015 at 2pm. More >>

Last Sitting Day Begins With Treaty Bills

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:09 am |

MPs will complete the third readings of the Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Bill and the Ngāti Hauā Claims Settlement Bill. More >>

New Spy Laws Pass, Progress Made On Treaty Bills

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 9:57 pm |

After completing the second reading and the committee stage following Question Time, the third reading of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill was held with the bill divided into three bills. All passed by 94 to 27 with the Greens, NZ ... More >>

Terrorism Surveillance Laws Complete Second Reading

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 4:28 pm |

Terrorism surveillance laws have completed their second reading and are set to pass into law later tonight under Urgency rules. More >>

Petitions And Reports

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 2:16 pm |

This included the: New Zealand Treaty Series, World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement, together with National Interest Analysis and the statement of intent of Solid Energy . More >>

Urgency For Terrorism Bill

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 10:17 am |

The House is expected to go into Urgency this afternoon when the final sitting week of the year begins. More >>

Match-Fixing Bill Passes

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 6:04 pm |

A bill confirming match-fixing is criminal offence has passed into law ahead of the Cricket World Cup. More >>

Urgency Next Tuesday

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 2:14 pm |

Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said on Tuesday the Government would move to pass through all remaining stages the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill . More >>

Match-Fixing Bill Set To Pass

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 10:37 am |

A bill confirming match-fixing is criminal offence is set to pass into law this afternoon. More >>

House Rises Interupting Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:03 pm |

The House rose at 10pm interrupting debate on the Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill More >>

Child Sentencing Bill Defeated

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 8:59 pm |

A bill which would have made committing a crime in the presence of a child an aggravating factor in sentencing has been voted down with MPs saying it was redundant. More >>

Paid Parental Leave Bill Limps On

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 6:44 pm |

After a long process the proposed extension of paid parental leave has completed its committee stage but is set to be voted down at its third reading next year. More >>

Report On Petition Presented

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:04 pm |

When Parliament resumed at 2pm the report on the Petition 2011/117 of Grace Haden and 121 others by the Law and Order Committee was presented. More >>

Return To Paid Parental Leave Debate

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:41 am |

With the return to the committee stage of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill on top of the Order Paper. More >>

House Rises Debating Gambling

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:59 pm |

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting the committee stage of the Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2) . More >>

Tetchy Start To Committee Stage Debates

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 6:03 pm |

After Question Time the House went into committee to consider a number of bills though progress was initially slow with some Labour MPs unhappy with the Government’s attitude. More >>

Pot Petition Presented

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 2:10 pm |

When the House sat at 2pm a petition asking MPs to pass legislation regulating cannabis use was presented. More >>

A Day Of Committee Stages

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 10:52 am |

MPs will begin the penultimate sitting week of Parliament for 2014 when the House sits at 2pm today. More >>



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