Thursday, December 11, 2008

A service to democracy

For the past two days, Parliament has been sitting under urgency, debating bills that, when urgency was moved, had not even been drafted. Last night, they moved to rectify that, distributing some of the bills at midnight - but while MPs could see them, they were still kept secret from the public. Parliamentary Services will not publish a bill until it is formally introduced to the House.

Now, the Greens have rectified that, and scanned in copies of the bills for everyone to see. So, if you want to read, analyse, and vent on the Bail Amendment Bill, Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill, Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Biofuel Obligation Repeal Bill or Sentencing (Offences Against Children) Amendment Bill, now you can.