Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Happy Mondays

David Clark's Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill has just passed its third reading, 61 - 60. Good. Now people can get their full holiday entitlement every year, rather than being robbed of two of them two years out of seven.

Getting a member's bill through without government support is a rare achievement, and David Clark deserves our congratulations for it. As for those who voted against it, Jan Logie is right: it was just curmudgeonly. We deserve better from our MPs.