Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The race to end provocation II

The government introduced its Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill this afternoon. The bill is almost identical to Dalziel's bill, and will have identical effects. It will be available for first reading on Tuesday.

Labour have said they will support the bill (it would be decidedly odd if they didn't, given that its the same as theirs), so hopefully it'll be off to select committee shortly.