Wednesday, November 22, 2006

D-day for probationary employment

Today is a Member's Day, and Wayne Mapp's Employment Relations (Probationary Employment) Amendment Bill is due for its second reading. The Maori Party have indicated that they will oppose it, which should see it finished off. But the numbers are tight, and a single defection would be enough to tip the balance. It will be interesting to see which way the votes fall in the end.

Meanwhile, looking at the Order Paper, there have been a number of strategic and not-so-strategic delays which should see at least one bill balloted tomorrow. It almost looks like MPs are trying to maximise the number of private bills they get out...