Thursday, November 18, 2004


Knowledge basket has posted the Supplementary Order Papers on the Foreshore and Seabed Bill: # 302, # 303, and # 304. This is a lot of material to cover - 120 pages, by some accounts - and the government should have delayed passage of the bill to allow the Opposition sufficient time to examine what was actually being passed.

I've said before that I don't actually mind the government moving into urgency to ensure that this bill is passed before christmas. What I do mind is that they have done it at the expense of the democratic process - and that they mock the opposition for complaining about it.