Top Scoops

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

 

The House: Urgency And Estimates

The House has gone into urgency and is currently holding the 8 hour set piece debate of the committee stages of the Appropriation (1999/2000 Estimates) Bill.

Items included in the urgency motion were the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions—Special Portability Arrangement) Amendment Bill (committee stages), second reading of the Local Government Law Reform Bill (No. 2), the consideration of the select committee report of the Sale of Liquor Amendment Bill (No. 2), the completion of the Child Support Amendment Bill (No. 5) (third reading), the consideration of the select committee report on the Department of Child, Youth and Whanau Services Bill.

There are also three bills for introduction and referral to select committee:

The Appple and Pear Industry Restrusturing Bill;

The kiwifruit Industry Restructuring Bill;

The Penal Institution Bill (no2)

The acting Leader of the House, David Carter said he was still hopeful of there being a question time on Thursday, an attempt for their to be a question time on Wednesday was rejected.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Commercial Scoop User? Help Scoop Survive (and Thrive!)

The ScoopPro licensing terms require that commercial users of Scoop.co.nz pay a reasonable fee in order to access the Scoop site so that this same information remains free and accessible to the wider public regardless of their disposable income. More>>

Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop 3.0: Saving The News

Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson - One of the saddest aspects of the decline of the news industry, not just here in NZ - but everywhere, is that it often seems invisible, in large part because news is a confidence business... More>>

ALSO:

UK Cabinet Backs Deal: Gordon Campbell On The Latest Roll Of The Brexit Dice

Brexit has left the British public looking like a nation of Wellington bus commuters. In both cases, the unholy mess bears no resemblance to what people were promised or the spin being used to justify it. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Democratic Leadership And Trump

On the big picture, the poll predictions were dead right. In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate, where it had been defending at least 10 seats in regions that had voted heavily for Trump in 2016. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog