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Peters - late and cranky

Maybe he was suffering from jet lag. Winston Peters arrived late into the Red Peak debate, having just got back from the UK where he had travelled as ‘media liaison’ with the parliamentary rugby team. 1,970 more words

Winston Peters

Judges and select committees: A developing accountability culture

The specific scenario in which select committees seek evidence from a judge who has chaired an inquiry generates a lot of heat and light. But… 1,441 more words


Same seven questions

More accurately, same six questions from the Labour and Green MPs in Parliament today to John Key, plus a nearly same question from NZ First who apparently mucked up the co-ordinated approach. 912 more words

John Key

Trevor Mallard versus Nick Smith

Trevor Mallard as Deputy Speaker ejected Nick Smith from Parliament today, then recalled him to withdraw and apologise, then rejected him again.

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Members' bills

Three new Members’ bills were drawn today.

Carmel Sepuloni’s Social Security (Pathway to Work) Amendment Bill

This bill removes the disincentives to engage in part-time work by lifting the threshold of how much persons can earn before their benefit is reduced by abatement rates.

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Russel Norman

Paid Parental Bill praised but opposed by National

Sue Moroney and her second Paid Parental Leave bill were praised but opposed by National and ACT MPs, but it still passed it’s first reading last night by 61-60. 425 more words


NZ First Super bill voted down

In a close vote a NZ First bill that would have reduced Superannuation paid to older immigrants – and New Zealanders who had lived overseas – was defeated at it’s first reading in Parliament yesterday. 538 more words

NZ First