Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Members Day: Second readings

Today is a members day, and it looks like it will be wall-to-wall second readings left over from last term. First up is Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki's District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill, followed by Louise Upston's Rights for Victims of Insane Offenders Bill. Both of these have received positive recommendations at the select committee stage, so should pass. The House should also make a start on Nick Smith's Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill, which Labour has decided to shitcan so it can bully its backbench into line. At a scheduled two hours per bill, they're unlikely to get further. And as they won't be doing any work on first readings, there will be no ballot tomorrow.