Thursday, September 23, 2021


A ballot for seven Member's Bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Protection of Journalists’ Sources Bill (Louisa Wall)
  • Plain Language Bill (Rachel Boyack)
  • Public Finance (Prohibition on Providing Public Funds to Gangs) Amendment Bill (Simeon Brown)
  • Improving Arrangements for Surrogacy Bill (Tāmati Coffey)
  • Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) (Definition of Significant Criminal Activity) Amendment Bill (Nicole McKee)
  • Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill (Joseph Mooney)
  • Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill (Duncan Webb)
I'm pleased to see Wall's bill drawn (I've posted about it here). The question is whether her own party will vote for it. Meanwhile, National and ACT are still banging their redneck drums; its as if they don't have any idea of what else they could do.