Thursday, December 01, 2016


A ballot for three member's bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Bill (Jan Logie)
  • Housing Corporation (Affordable Housing Development) Amendment Bill (Kelvin Davis)
  • Student Loan Scheme (First Home Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill (Gareth Hughes)
It looks like the Green ballot-mojo has returned from its holiday. It also looks like housing is seriously on the agenda - Davis' bill requires Housing New Zealand to build 10,000 affordable homes a year, while Hughes' allows people repaying odious student debt to divert those repayments to building a deposit for their first home. (Logie's bill ensures employment protections for victims of domestic violence and seems like a no-brainer). There were 76 bills in the ballot this morning. A complete list is here.