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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On National’s Electorate Deals
For all the talk yesterday from Prime Minister John Key about National being transparent about its electorate deals in Epsom and Ohariu, that transparency is entirely front-loaded.
Yes, we know a lot about how Act and United Future are going to get into Parliament, but we know nothing at all about the policy concessions lying in wait in their coalition agreements afterwards.
The rorting of MMP is not so much in the manner by which these sham parties get into Parliament – it is in the secretive way their pet policies are foisted on the electorate once they’re there. More>>