Wednesday, June 17, 2020


The Privileges Committee has called for submissions on the New Zealand Bill of Rights (Declarations of Inconsistency) Amendment Bill. The bill recognises that the courts can declare legislation to be inconsistent with the BORA, and requires the Attorney-General to report such declarations to Parliament. While there's no requirement in law for the government to respond in any way, the committee will apparently also be considering changes to the House's standing orders which may include such a requirement.

This is basicly the absolute minimum that the government could do, and its scandalous that it has taken them so long to drag them to even this point. But its better than nothing. And apparently that's all we can expect from this "transformational" government: "better than nothing".

If you're interested in submitting on the bill, you can do so here.