Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Members' Day

Barring further abuse of urgency by the government, today is a Member's Day. Unfortunately, there's very little member's business to deal with. Instead, the Order paper is packed with private and local bills - legislation promoted by and for the benefit of local authorities and private statutory bodies such as the Royal Society to tweak their governing statutes. Because of this, everyone seems to have taken the opportunity to delay their bills - the only actual member's bill up today is the second reading of George Hawkins' Sale of Liquor (Objections to Applications) Amendment Bill, which will be voted down as it has been overtaken by government legislation.

Almost all of the delayed bills will be back before the next member's day, so there won't be a ballot tomorrow.