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

 


No Vote On Holidays Bill

Longer than usual debate on local bills meant that Parliament did not get to vote on whether to ``Mondayise’’ Anzac Day and Waitangi Day on Wednesday night.

Despite National MPs taking short calls, the House rose interrupting the second reading debate on Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill

National opposed this bill, but opposition parties managed to get the bill to select committee with the support of Peter Dunne and the Maori Party.

David Clark said today he thanked other parties for their support and said all MPs outside National and Act had pledged to support the bill

The bill had come out of select committee with only cosmetic changes and a survey of the business community found 87 percent of respondents were in favour or neutral about the bill, he said.

He said the bill would occasionally give ``hard working kiwis’’ the chance of some extra time with their families.

Earlier the Habeas Corpus Amendment Bill passed its second reading by 112 to 7 with NZ First opposing.

Opposition MPs agreed with the bill but were angry that it was a member’s bill eating into the time available for such legislation.

**
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