Thursday, August 16, 2012


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

  • Local Government (Council-Controlled Organisations) Amendment Bill (Darien Fenton)
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (Winston Peters)
  • Income Tax (Universalisation of In-work Tax Credit) Amendment Bill (Catherine Delahunty)

The first of these bills has been covered here (and in the related series of posts on ports and transparency). The others have been covered in "In the ballot".

This was the biggest ballot ever, with 67 bills. Both Labour and the Greens had full slates, effectively making their own luck. And that has showed in the last few ballots. There were 12 new bills, but analysis will have to wait until they are up on the Parliamentary website.

The full list is on Red Alert, here.