Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day, the first since the Budget. Unfortunately it looks like most of the time will be taken up with boring committee stages. 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. The latter is complicated enough that under the usual "one hour per part" rule, it should burn the entire day. In the unlikely event that it doesn't, then the House will vote down Nick Smith's Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill (because Labour is afraid of its backbench, and like Samoa's HRPP, wishes to prevent political competition), before moving on to Andrew Bayly's racist New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income (Fair Residency) Amendment Bill (which Labour has decided to vote for because they want to be NZ First). There will be no ballot tomorrow.