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Asset Sales, Compo And Dairy Bills

The Mixed Ownership Model Bill was split into two bills and reported with amendment by 61 votes to 59 with National, ACT and United Future supporting.

The third reading on the bill which sets up the partial sale of the energy state owned enterprises will be held on Tuesday.

The Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims (2012 Expiry and Application Dates) Amendment Bill completed its second reading by 103 to 16 with the Greens, Maori Party and Mana opposing.

It is another piece of temporary legislation on the issue and seeks to ensure that any compensation paid to prisoners is redirected to victims or services to victims.

The Bill amends the Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 to extend the restrictions on the awarding of compensation for one more year from 1 July 2012 until 30 June 2013.

The current temporary regime expires on 30 June 2012. The Government’s intended permanent regime is in the Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims (Redirecting Prisoner Compensation) Amendment Bill 2011 which was introduced on 13 October 2011.

This is still awaiting its first reading and is described in Bills Digest 1943.

Opposition MPs who did support the bill’s passage said today that the Government had failed to deal with the substantive issue for more than four years.

The House rose at 6pm interrupting the second reading debate on the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill.

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