Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Member's Day

Today is a member's day. And when our esteemed MP's have finished getting pissed at lunchtime in honour of the departing colonial satrap, they'll get on to our business. There's a private bill first, which gives the government an opportunity to filibuster, but then its on to the committee stage of David Parker's Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill. And they're likely to make progress on the first reading of Peeni Henare's Customs and Excise (Prohibition of Imports Made by Slave Labour) Amendment Bill, and maybe a start on Catherine Delahunty's Public Works (Prohibition of Compulsory Acquisition of Māori Land) Amendment Bill. And if they get that far, there will be a ballot tomorrow for one bill. Hopefully we'll see some better efforts than Nuk Korako's "lost luggage" bill emerge.