Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day, and if there's no filibuster, we're likely to see paid parental leave: round 2. Unfortunately, there's plenty of filibustering potential. First up is a debate on the Privileges Committee's report on the use of social media to report on parliamentary proceedings. Its an unlimited debate, so there's plenty of scope for National to delay proceedings. After that there's a local bill, then Denis O'Rourke's human-rights infringing New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income (Pro Rata Entitlement) Amendment Bill. But even so, if they get the Privileges Committee report done by dinner time, they should at least make a start on paid parental leave, and if they hurry, they might even get to vote on it. And if they move very fast, they might be able to make a start on Phil Goff's Education (Charter Schools Curriculum) Amendment Bill.

There should be a ballot for two bills tomorrow. As usual, I'm looking forward to what gets put up.