Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The trout bill bites the dust

Today's Order Paper [PDF] is out, and looking through it, there is a significant absence: the Conservation (Protection of Trout as a Non-commercial Species) Amendment Bill. For those who don't know, this was the oldest bill before the House, having been introduced in November 1998, and hanging around waiting for its committee stage since 1999. Now, after ten years, it seems to have finally been dumped.

The title of the oldest bill in the House now pases to the Education (Establishment of Universities) Amendment Bill, introduced in 2004.