Tuesday, February 23, 2010


A special ballot for three member's bill was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Employment Relations (Workers’ Secret Ballot for Strikes) Amendment Bill (Tau Henare)
  • Smart Meters (Consumer Choice) Bill (David Clendon)
  • Minimum Wage (Mitigation of Youth Unemployment) Amendment Bill (Roger Douglas)
Two of the bills have previously been covered in "In the ballot": Henare's bill here, and Clendon's bill here. Douglas's bill was new to the ballot this week, and restores discriminatory wages for young people. It will be interesting to see how the government responds to that - whether it keeps its promise and stays moderate, or lurches hard right.

The full list of bills is on Red Alert.