Thursday, February 15, 2024


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

  • Parole (Mandatory Completion of Rehabilitative Programmes) Amendment Bill (Todd Stephenson)
  • Goods and Services Tax (Removing GST From Food) Amendment Bill (Rawiri Waititi)
  • Income Tax (ACC Payments) Amendment Bill (Hamish Campbell)
  • Companies (Address Information) Amendment Bill (Deborah Russell)
  • Local Electoral (Abolition of the Ratepayer Roll) Amendment Bill (Greg O’Connor)

The last one is going to be a flashpoint for current tensions over housing, rent, and landlords, given that it would remove a democratic anomaly which currently gives absentee landlords multiple votes in local body elections.

There were only 59 bills in the ballot today, so someone has been slacking.