Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No Member's Day and more BORA problems

The government has just shoved the House into urgency to debate its (not yet public) Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill implementing ACT's "three strikes" policy. So, no Member's Day after all. The government is however promising a full Member's Day next week.

Interestingly, the Attorney-General made another section 7 report that this bill is inconsistent with the BORA. This seems to be becoming a habit. It would be nice if we had a government committed to upholding the BORA, rather than having contempt for it.