A ballot for four member's bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:
- Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill (Sue Moroney)
- Education (Charter Schools Curriculum) Amendment Bill (Phil Goff)
- Social Workers Registration (Mandatory Registration) Amendment Bill (Carmel Sepuloni)
- Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill (Adrian Rurawhe)
I'm also pleased to see Adrian Rurawhe's bill to bring Parliamentary Under-Secretaries under the OIA drawn. This ought to be absolutely non-controversial; they're performing Ministerial functions, so any information held in the performance of those functions should be official information. Sadly, I expect National to vote against it.