Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Member's day

After being delayed by urgency last week, today is a Member's day - and one that promises a few fireworks. After the committee stage of Mark Mitchell's petty Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Bill we have the second reading of Te Ururoa Flavell's Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill. This was recently gutted and turned into a pro-pokies bill by a National dominated select committee, and I expect Flavell to come in for a fair amount of criticism for rolling over and selling out on it. Following that there's Sue Moroney's Employment Relations (Statutory Minimum Redundancy Entitlements) Amendment Bill (which will be voted down, but has provided a platform for Labour to state its policies), and then the House may be able to make a start on Moana Mackey's Electricity (Renewable Preference) Amendment Bill. If they get that far, there will be a ballot for two bills tomorrow.