Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sedition bill up for a second reading

Looking at the Order Paper, the Crimes (Repeal of Seditious Offences) Amendment Bill is up for its second reading. They actually started on it late last night, but I was busy and unable to tune in. I will be watching tonight however to see the speeches and hopefully learn whether it will be passing unanimously or whether NZ First will take the opportunity to beat the xenophobia drum.

The only problem is knowing when to tune in. The committee stage of the Armed Forces Law Reform Bill is up first, and while it is supported by all parties, it is also a rather complex and technical bill. So it could either whizz through in an hour (meaning sedition will start 19:30 - 20:00-ish), or get bogged down in the nitty gritty. I guess I'll just have to have Parliament on in the background to find out...