Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


The Govt's Plans For The Last Sitting Week


The Government will seek to pass alcohol law reform legislation next Tuesday as Parliament begins the final sitting week of the year.

Deputy Leader of the House Anne Tolley said the Government would also deal with the Resource Management Reform Bill and the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (Continuation and Reform) Amendment Bill.

The House would sit on Wednesday morning to debate two notices of motion and some non-controversial legislation. In the afternoon the adjournment debate will be held and the House will rise for the year.

The Auditor-General’s report on Matters arising from the 2012-22 local authority long-term plans was presented as were the annual reports of Maritime New Zealand and the Southland Fish and Game Council.

Select committee reports were presented:


2011/12 financial review of the New Zealand Customs Service
as reported by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Reserve Bank of New Zealand's financial stability report, November 2012 (I.3F) (I.3F)
as reported by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

2011/12 financial review of the Whanganui District Health Board
as reported by the Health Committee

2011/12 financial review of the Health Quality and Safety Commission
as reported by the Health Committee

2011/12 financial review of the Southern District Health Board
as reported by the Health Committee

Inquiry into the appointment of an Ombudsman
as reported by the Officers of Parliament Committee

Inquiry into the appointment of an auditor for the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General
as reported by the Officers of Parliament Committee

**
ParliamentToday.co.nz is a breaking news source for New Zealand parliamentary business featuring broadcast daily news reports.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Ethics Of Publishing The Trump Dossier

The controversy over the dossier purporting to show US President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia has been virtually overshadowed by the related controversy over whether the Buzzfeed site should have published the dossier in the first place... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Meryl Streep’s Speech

Primarily, Meryl Streep’s critical speech at the Golden Globes – which is the award ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – was a defence of journalism and of journalists... More>>

New HiveMind Project: What Should We Do About Sugar?

While most people agree that increased sugar consumption is a major cause of too many New Zealanders being overweight and obese, what we should do about this remains a matter of debate and argument. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Vladimir Putin’s Wonderful, Fabulous, Very Good Year

Safe to say that no-one, but no-one has had a better 2016 than Vladimir Putin. What an annus mirabilis it has been for him. Somehow, Russia got away with directly interfering in the US election process, such that a friendly oligarch is about to take up residence in the White House, rather than a genuine rival. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On The Media Normalisation Of Trump

We all supposedly agree that the media is going to hell in a tabloid handbasket, but the trends to the contrary can be a bit harder to spot. In his 1970s book The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe had mocked the way the media instinctively acts as what he called The Victorian Gentleman. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: The Reality Of Fake News

Fake news as reality; the inability to navigate the waters in which it swims; a weakness in succumbing to material best treated with a huge pinch of salt. That, we are told, is the new condition of the global information environment. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news