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Crush the Speaker?

Parliament has been degenerating into a bigger shambles than usual with long simmering Opposition disgruntlement threatening to boil over.

The Speaker has been under increased criticism. 439 more words


Proposed RMA reforms

The National Government have wanted to make significant changes to the Resource Management Act, in part to streamline and speed up RMA applications for developments. 1,901 more words


The policy power of the Westminster parliament: The empirical evidence

The UK parliament continues to be dismissed as powerless in many academic and popular accounts. Drawing on a large body of quantitative and qualitative research conducted over more than 15 years, a… 1,709 more words


Games in Question Time

Question Time has taken an even bigger beating than usual in Parliament this week. The scene was set prior to the House sitting when Kelvin Davis got in John Key’s face in a hallway and caled him gutless. 445 more words


Hipkins continues to question Speaker impartiality

Labour’s Shadow Leader of the House Chris Hipkins is to appear before Parliament’s Privileges Committee along with leader Andrew Little due to a complaint against the rule that “it is a potential contempt to make a serious allegation against the Speaker that reflects on his or her impartiality”. 673 more words


Leader should lead the damage repair in Parliament

Key stirred up some major indignation and offence with his remarks in Parliament in Tuesday. This blew up further yesterday when Key refused to withdraw and apologise his accusations that Opposition MPs sided with rapists. 285 more words

John Key

Shaw hits back, continued disorder threatened

In a speech in Parliament yesterday Green co-leader James Shaw has hit back at John Key and the Government and National after Key’s remarks in Parliament about opposition MPs supporting rapists and murderers and ‘child molesterers’. 1,528 more words

John Key