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No By-Election In Northland

No By-Election In Northland


The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill passed its third reading debate by 104 to 15 with the Greens, ACT and Chris Carter opposing.

A Government Notice of Motion which read - “That pursuant to section 131(a) of the Electoral Act 1993, a vacancy in the Northland Electoral District having arisen in the period of six months prior to the date of the expiration of this Parliament, no writ be issued for the election of a member of Parliament for that Electoral District to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of John McGregor Carter” was passed on a voice vote

ACT reduced its vote by one in opposing the Misuse of Drugs Bill making the vote 104 to 14.

The committee stage of the Appropriation (2011/12 Estimates) Bill was interrupted when the House rose at 6pm

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