Thursday, May 16, 2013


A ballot for two Member's bills was held today and the following bills were drawn:

The former gives the Privacy Commissioner investigative powers and allows them to issue compliance notices when agencies are in breach of the Act. The latter requires the Reserve Bank to pay attention to jobs and exports rather than just inflation - a hot political topic at the moment. Sadly, I don't expect either to pass, but they are at least getting the issues on the agenda and promoting debate (which is one purpose of member's bills).