Thursday, November 08, 2012


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

  • Climate Change (New Zealand Superannuation Fund) Bill (Eugenie Sage)
  • Electronic Transactions (Contract Formation) Amendment Bill (Paul Goldsmith)
  • Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (No 2) (Damien O’Connor)
  • Employment Relations (Statutory Minimum Redundancy Entitlements) Amendment Bill (Sue Moroney)
  • Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill (Hone Harawira)
The last one in particular will be very interesting when it hits the House. last night we saw Peter Dunne vote down Metiria Turei's bill to universalise the "in-work" tax credit; will we see him vote to not feed hungry kids as well? There were 70 bills in the ballot, which I think is a record. The full list is on Red Alert here.