Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Thanks to a couple of deferrals, a ballot for Member's Bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Customs and Excise (Prohibition of Imports Made by Slave Labour) Amendment Bill (Maryan Street)
  • Te Rā o Mātāriki Bill/Mātāriki Day Bill (Rahui Katene)

I've previously covered both bills here and here.

Lianne Dalziel's bill to repeal provocation finally made an appearance, and there were five other new ones: a Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Bill from Meyt, and four bills from Labour MPs attempting to force a referenda for various parts of the Auckland SuperCity. I'll try and cover some of them in an "In the Ballot" post later this afternoon.