Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Member's Day

Today is a member's day, and now the second-reading logjam is done we're finally getting some progress. First up is a private bill, then its straight on to David Parker's Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill. This hinges on the vote of Peter Dunne, and it'll be interesting to see if he votes for fair employment laws or not.

After that its Stuart Nash's Local Government Act 2002 (Greater Local Democracy) Amendment Bill, which would restore the requirement that local body amalgamations be approved by a referendum in every affected area. Then there's Matt Doocey's Public Collections and Solicitations (Disclosure of Payment) Bill, which should be non-controversial and whizz through. Finally the House will make a start on Chris Bishop's BORA-infringing Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill.

There should be a ballot for three bills tomorrow.