Thursday, March 19, 2015


A ballot for three Members bills was held today and the following bills were drawn:

So, Parliament will get to vote on National's crony-casino deal and on TPPA investor-state dispute clauses. The TPPA really is at stake in the Northland by-election.

There were 68 bills in the ballot today. While the opposition are generally using their opportunity to advance legislation and highlight issues, only the Greens have a full slate; Labour has 5 MPs without a bill, and NZ First 4. ACT and the Maori Party have nothing.