Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Member's Day: End of Life Choice, part 2

Today is a Member's day, and after the third reading of Hamish Walker's KiwiSaver (Oranga Tamariki Guardians) Amendment Bill, Parliament will be continuing the committee stage of David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill. The bigots have put up another pile of amendments in an effort to delay or wreck the bill, which is going to mean a large number of personal votes. So its likely that the House will sit late, as they did last time, in an effort to get through them all.

If they're doing a part per sitting day, this will drag on for at least another month, and there's still a pile of second readings stacked up on the Order Paper as well. So we won't be seeing a ballot any time soon.