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End of Life Choice Bill - First Reading

David Seymour introduced his End of Life Choice Bill to be read a first time in Parliament last night.

It passed the first vote by a comfortable 76 votes to 44. 232 more words

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End of Life Choice bill introduced to Parliament

David Seymour is currently opening debate on his End of Life Choice Bill in Parliament. The first reading is likely to be voted on tonight. It will be a conscience vote for most parties, but NZ First have indicated they will block vote for the first reading if there is a commitment that the ultimate decision is by referendum. 289 more words

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More futility on the tax cuts that won't be

Parliament kicked off again today with questions to the Prime Minister about the planned reversal of the legislated tax cuts. I don’t think anything much was gained in the exchange, but Bill English made several points amongst the exchanges. 668 more words

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Members' Bill ballot today

The last Members’ Bill ballot of the last term was in June. The first ballot of the new term will be today. As they can only be submitted by members who are not Ministers this provides an opportunity for all national MPs, and new Ministers will have had to drop their bills or hand them over to other MPs who are not Ministers. 138 more words

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Speaker's Rulings — Retrospective Rulings

I missed a Speaker’s ruling from Parliament, thanks for pointing it out duperez. It adds to recent discussions here. In brief:

…in light of the matters raised, it is worth referring to the full text of the report at page 14:

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Speaker's ruling on written questions

The Speaker Trevor Mallard gave a ruling in Parliament yesterday on the Government tactic of avoiding answering written questions.

SPEAKER’S RULINGS

Written Questions

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Pointless points of order

The Opposition risks losing credibility and effectiveness in Question Time by raising far too many pointless Points of Order. Not just barking at every car, but also barking at cars that don’t exists, are making a mess of the best opportunity for the Opposition to hold the Government to account in Parliament. 1,240 more words

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