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


MPs Pay Bill Receives Support

An overhaul of the regime governing MPs remunerations and expenses made progress in Parliament today with general agreement.

Attorney General Chris Finlayson on behalf of the prime minister said theMembers of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Billupdated the administration and regulation of MPs and ministers salaries and expenses.

The bill implements most of the recommendations in the Law Commission’s report Review of the Civil List Act 1979—Members of Parliament and Ministers.

It gives more oversight to the Remuneration Authority though others, such as the Speaker still control some items of expenditure.

Labour MP Trevor Mallard said the bill was now a “muddling” one as it partly implemented the Law Commission’s recommendations and the status quo with different parts of the regime now controlled by different organisations.

Mallard also attacked the Prime Minister for saying MPs pay should not go up this year as it confused the public about the independence of the process.

The bill completed its second reading on a voice vote

MPs began the first reading of the Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill.

** is a breaking news source for New Zealand parliamentary business featuring broadcast daily news reports

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Werewolf: ‘Disruption’ Is For Losers

Disruption – anarchic, dynamic, table-tipping, mould-breaking, consensus-shattering disruption – has become part of every corporate bout of auto-hype to the faddish point where the term has lost any useful meaning it might once have had. More>>


Werewolf: Coney Island (And The Trumps), Baby

Like much of that part of the coast, and given the storm surges of Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island should be occupied only by clumps of grass and seabirds. Instead there are 60,000 people in multi-storey apartment buildings living among the faded remnants of a once-spectacular fantasyland.. More>>


Gordon Campbell:
On Corbyn, Trump And Outsider Politics

Jeremy Corbyn elevated to the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party! Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on the rise in the US… On both sides of the Atlantic, these are dark days for the political Establishment. More>>


Operation Chrysalis: A New Beginning For Scoop

On December 19th 2014 the Scoop Team set out on a project called "Operation Chrysalis". We decided to turn Scoop's 16 year old online news publishing business into a new kind of news business, one connected directly to its readers, owned by a not-for-profit and based on a new business model. More>>


Keith Rankin: The Economy - What's It For?

I re-watched the Q+A 'immigration debate' screenedon 23 August. In light of recent events, the discussion already seems very dated. The underlying assumptions were that the economy is a system in which production growth is pretty much the sole objective, and that migration policy must serve this end of output maximisation... More>>

Until Dawn: Pick Your Own Horrible Adventure

Suppermassive Games’ Until Dawn sees a group of dumb sexy teenagers take a trip to a spooky mansion atop a mountain. It is, obviously, a horror game. However, the game is so ridiculous it turns out to be more of a comedy. Until Dawn begins with ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news