Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

ECan Election Suspension Bill Debated


MPs debated legislation to again delay elections in Environment Canterbury this year.

Ruth Dyson said no piece of legislation had enraged her Canterbury electorate more than the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill.

The removal of the right to vote in representatives on Environment Canterbury had been bad enough, but reneging on a promise and extending it for a second term was an abuse of power, she said.


National’s Nicky Wagner said the bill was a sensible solution to the problems facing Christchurch after the earthquake and there was still a need for the commissioner to complete the water strategy that they had taken over work on.

The House rose at 10pm interrupting debate on Part One of the bill during its committee stage debate.


Earlier in the evening the International Finance Agreements Amendment Bill eventually completed its committee stage with Labour mounting a partial filibuster to delay debate on Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill.

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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Scoop HiveMind: Making Housing Affordable – Let’s Crack It

Welcome to our second interactive HiveMind exploration on the topic of housing affordability. This is an opportunity for you to think about and share your perspectives on this issue and what, if anything, needs to be done... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The EU’s Beef With Google

There’s every indication that Google would be on a losing wicket if it chooses to fight the European Union competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on the firm – with the prospect of worse to come if Google doesn’t quickly change the anti-competitive practices at the heart of a court battle that’s been seven years in the making. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Limits Of Political Loyalty

In the wake of the Comey testimony, one of Donald Trump’s White House defenders has claimed in her boss’s defence: “The President is not a liar.” There’s a sense in which the White House is right. Trump isn’t a liar so much. He’s really a bullshitter. More>>

Adam Fishwick: Organising Against The Gig Economy

Workers in the so-called ‘gig economy’ face heightening conditions of precarity and exploitation... To combat this, innovative new strategies of organisation and mobilisation have been developed. More>>