Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day, but like the last few it will be a boring one. The government is filibustering in an effort to prevent debate on Sue Moroney's Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill until after the election. So, expect a lot of pointless discussion on the private and local bills up today, and a long, dragged out committee stage for Paul Goldsmith's Electronic Transactions (Contract Formation) Amendment Bill.

On the plus side: the Sullivan Birth Certificate Bill will almost certainly pass today. It's a worthy bill which corrects one incident of a historical injustice; its just a shame that this was the only avenue available to do so.