Result of Members' bills ballot, Thursday, 8 November 2012
The following bills were drawn from the ballot
|7||Climate Change (New Zealand Superannuation
(Contract Formation) Amendment Bill||Paul
Restructuring Amendment Bill |
(Statutory Minimum Redundancy Entitlements) Amendment
|21||Education (Breakfast and
Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill||Hone
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.