Thursday, November 22, 2007


The first ballot for Member's Bills since July was held today, and the following bill was drawn:

  • Climate Change (Transport Funding) Bill (Jeanette Fitzsimons)

So the Green ballot mojo wins again! As for the bill, I'm not sure whether it is new, or simply a retitled version of the Climate Change (Public Transport Funding) Bill discussed here. I guess we'll know soon.

There were five new bills in today's ballot:

  • Social Security (Benefit Review and Appeal Reform) Amendment Bill (Sue Bradford)
  • Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill (Darien Fenton)
  • Overseas Investment (Restriction on Foreign Ownership) Bill (Sue Kedgley)
  • Minimum Wage (Meal Breaks and Rest Periods) Amendment Bill (Sue Moroney)
  • Family Proceedings (Paternity Orders and Parentage Tests) Amendment Bill (Judy Turner)

In addition, there were a number of updated and retitled versions of older bills. Hopefully I'll be able to do an "In the ballot" on some of these next week, depending on whether MPs send me enough information.

(Thanks to the Long-nosed Potoroo for sending on the information)