Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day, and first up is the third reading of Jacqui Dean's Conservation (Natural Heritage Protection) Bill, which should pass without issue. Then we have Tracey Martin's Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill - a worthy bill, but one which National will probably vote down. Third there is Jacinda Ardern's Care of Children Law Reform Bill to force a Law Commission inquiry (and introduction of any resulting legislation) into adoption law. Fourth is Sue Moroney's Privacy (Giving Privacy Commissioner Necessary Tools) Amendment Bill to allow the Privacy Commissioner to issue compliance notices against agencies. Finally, if the House moves quickly, it should make a start on Winston Peters' Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2). If all goes as expected, there should be a ballot for two or three bills tomorrow.