Thursday, June 04, 2015


A ballot for a Members bill was held today and the following bill was drawn:

  • Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill (David Parker)
The bill does what it says on the label: require "independent contractors" - a term which now covers cleaners and couriers as well as lawyers and computer programmers - to be paid the minimum wage. Its a reasonable proposition, which would enhance fairness in the workplace. The question is, will Peter Dunne support it?

There were 74 bills in the ballot today, with NZ First's Ria Bond and Fletcher Tabuteau being the only opposition members who failed to submit one.