Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day - and the final death for the Harawira / Turei "feed the kids" bill. Yes, National has $69 million for bridges that Northland doesn't want - but nothing to feed its kids who go to its schools hungry. I guess they just don't vote or donate to the National Party. Its a telling statement of National's priorities, and how little it cares about anyone who isn't rich and white...

In addition to feeding the kids, the House will also vote on the second reading of Tracey Martin's Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill, and then a pile of first readings: Clare Curran's Electronic Data Safety Bill, David Shearer's Education (Food in Schools) Amendment Bill and Phil Twyford's Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill. They'll probably even be able to make a start on Damien O'Connor's Underground Coal Mining Safety Bill - meaning a ballot for up to four bills tomorrow morning. Finally, some member's bill excitement!