Thursday, June 28, 2012

In the ballot XLIX

Another batch of Member's Bills currently in the ballot. Previous batches are indexed here:

Maritime Transport Amendment Bill (Phil Goff): would incorporate the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims and the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage into New Zealand law, increasing shipowner liability for oil spills and other pollution, and requiring them to carry greater insurance. In the wake of the Rena disaster, this looks like a very good idea.

Public Broadcasting Foundation (TV 7) Bill (Clare Curran): would establish a Public Broadcasting Foundation, funded by TVNZ, to run TVNZ 7 as a public broadcasting channel.

SuperGold Health Check Bill (Barbara Stewart): would entitle SuperGold Card holders to three free doctor's visits a year, and require Parliament to appropriate money for the purpose.

As usual, I'll have more bills as I acquire them.