Thursday, August 24, 2006


The usual ballot for Member's Bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill (Lynne Pillay)
  • Official Information (Openness of District Health Boards New Zealand) Amendment Bill (Dr Jackie Blue)

Both have previously been covered by an "In the ballot" post.

Today's ballot was smaller than usual, with the Greens failing to submit anything this time (so, no chance for the Green Ballot Mojo to work its magic again). There were two new bills: Rodney Hide's Local Government (Rates Poll Demand) Amendment Bill, and George Hawkins' Sale of Liquor (Objections to Applications) Amendment Bill. Hopefully I'll be able to cover both of them soon.