Thursday, February 01, 2018


A ballot for four Member's Bills was held this morning, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill (Simeon Brown)
  • Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill (Kieran McAnulty)
  • Crimes (Offence of Blasphemous Libel) Amendment Bill (Angie Warren-Clark)
  • Accident Compensation (Recent Migrants and Returning New Zealanders) Amendment Bill (Melissa Lee)
The repeal of blasphemous libel is something I've been pushing for for nearly as long as this blog has been around. I'm glad that it will finally make it to the House. The question is, will anyone actually oppose it?