Thursday, August 25, 2016


A ballot for a single member's bill was held today, and the following bill was drawn:

  • Companies (Annual Report Notice Requirements) Amendment Bill (Matt Doocey)

Its another National spam bill, containing a trivial provision presumably plucked from the Statutes Amendment Bill pile, designed purely to fill a ballot slot and prevent something more substantive from being drawn. Another example of how National abuses the Parliamentary process to undermine our democracy.

As for how to deal with it, seeking leave to add it to the Statutes Amendment Bill is probably the way to go. Alternatively, threatening to veto every SAB provision unless the bullshit bills are withdrawn might help.