Saturday, January 16, 2010

Support for the republic

The Dominion-Post repots that Keith Locke's Head of State Referenda Bill almost has the numbers to get to select committee:

A bill for a referendum on New Zealand becoming a republic will go close to passing its first reading in Parliament, with high profile Kiwis set to support it.

It is understood Green MP Keith Locke's bill, which is expected to reach Parliament in March, will have enough support that only two National or ACT Party MPs will have to add their backing for it to pass.

This is good news - this is an important bill which deserves a select committee hearing. But it would be better news if it actually had the numbers. So, I guess its time to start lobbying National and ACT MPs...

[Hat-tip: New Zealand Republic]