Thursday, July 30, 2009


The usual ballot for member's bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Social Security (Benefit Review and Appeal Reform) Amendment Bill (Sue Bradford)
  • Crimes (Abolition of Defence of Provocation) Amendment Bill (Lianne Dalziel)
  • International Non-Aggression and the Lawful Use of Force Bill (Kennedy Graham)

All three have been previously covered in "In the ballot", here, here, and here. The drawing of provocation is timely, given recent events - as is Kennedy graham's non-aggression bill given the government's plans to send the SAS off to Afghanistan again.

The full list is on Red Alert here. There were no new bills this week.

I'll try and put together an "In the ballot" post sometime soon, when I gather some more bills.