Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Member's Day

Today is a member's day, and the finale in Sue Moroney's campaign to extend paid parental leave. There's a private bill to get through first, but her Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill will have its third reading today. The bill is subject to an unconstitutional financial veto by National, and unless that is withdrawn, it will not get a vote.

When that's done, there's the third reading of Adrian Rurawhe's Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill. I doubt that will be finished tonight, but if it passes, I'll be celebrating.

Because today will be all late stages, there won't be a ballot tomorrow.