Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Members Day?

Interesting: John Boscawen delays his child-beating bill, and suddenly we have a Member's Day. Coincidence? Or have they been abusing urgency to try and prevent this bill coming up for debate all along?

Assuming the government doesn't call urgency, then there's a local bill and two Green bills on the Order Paper: Catherine Delahunty's Customs and Excise (Sustainable Forestry) Amendment Bill and Kennedy Graham's Climate Change (Government Vehicle Procurement) Bill. I expect both to be voted down by National/ACT simply out of spite. Being a virtual majority government means they don't have to entertain other opinions, let alone send them to select committee.

This also likely means a ballot for one bill tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what comes up...