Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day. First on the Order Paper is the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Amendment Bill, a locla bill of no interest to anyone outside Auckland. Once that's out of the way there's the second reading of Darroch ball's Protection for First Responders and Prison Officers Bill, which is typical NZ First "law and order" crap. The House should get through Nikki Kaye's Education (Strengthening Second Language Learning in Primary and Intermediate Schools) Amendment Bill, and if it moves quickly should make a start on Mark Patterson's New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income (Fair Residency) Amendment Bill (which is NZ First racist dogwhistling of the "foreigners are going to come here and steal your pension" variety). Which means there should be a ballot for one or two bills tomorrow.