Return To The Budget Debate

by Editor on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — 10:51 AM

MPs will return the Budget debate following Question Time today. [click to continue…]

Urgency Ends

by Editor on Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 9:57 PM

Parliament has completed the passage of the Border Processing (Arrivals and Departures) Levy Bill under Urgency on Saturday evening. [click to continue…]

Border Levy Bill Completes First Reading

by Editor on Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 5:59 PM

The first reading of the Border Processing (Arrivals and Departures) Levy Bill has been completed. [click to continue…]

KiwiSaver Bill Passes Under Urgency

by Editor (Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 4:41 PM)

The KiwiSaver Budget Measures Bill has passed through all stages under Urgency.

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KiwiSaver Bill Progresses With Much Noise

by Editor (Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 10:48 AM)

The second reading debate of the KiwiSaver Budget Measures Bill was lively and raucous when MPs began their day.

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Saturday Sitting

by Editor (Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 9:12 AM)

Parliament resumed at 9am under Urgency and shortly after completed the first reading of the KiwiSaver Budget Measures Bill. It progressed by 63 to 58 with National, Maori Party, ACT and United Future in support.

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House Rises At Midnight

by Editor (Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 12:04 AM)

Debate on the first reading of the KiwiSaver Budget Measures Bill was interrupted when the House rose at midnight.

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Telco Levy Bill Passes

by Editor (Friday, May 22, 2015 — 11:01 PM)

MPs completed the second reading at 7.30pm with a vote of 88 to 32 with Labour opposed. They then ground through the committee stages and completed the third reading at 11pm.

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Telco Levy Bill Completes First Reading

by Editor (Friday, May 22, 2015 — 5:29 PM)

The first reading debate on the Telecommunications (Development Levy) Amendment Bill has been completed under Urgency.

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Social Housing Bill Passes Under Urgency

by Editor (Friday, May 22, 2015 — 4:02 PM)

A bill making changes to provision of social housing has passed through all stages under Urgency.

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Week in Parliament 22-05-15

by Desk Editor (Friday, May 22, 2015 — 3:45 PM)

Budget Week staggers on towards the weekend after Government puts the House under urgency to pass four bills implementing Budget measures through all their stages. Opposition filibuster slows social housing bill to a crawl in its committee stage. NZ First’s Ron Mark becomes second MP ordered from the chamber, joining Grant Robertson who was thrown […]

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Parliament Continues Under Urgency

by Editor (Friday, May 22, 2015 — 9:00 AM)

Parliament resumed under Urgency on Friday morning with MPs debating the committee stage of the Social Housing Reform (Flexible Purchasing and Remedial Matters) Bill.

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House Rises

by Editor (Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 10:02 PM)

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting debate on the committee stage of the Social Housing Reform (Flexible Purchasing and Remedial Matters) Bill.

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Housing Reform Bill Completes First Reading

by Editor (Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 8:51 PM)

A bill reforming social housing law has completed its first reading under Urgency.

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Budget Welfare Bill Sent To Select Committee

by Editor (Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 6:21 PM)

A bill bringing the first lift in base benefit levels in decades for those with children has completed its first reading and been sent to select committee.

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Parliament Today 21-05-15

by Desk Editor (Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 5:14 PM)

Budget Debate adjourned after Government introduces five bills bringing in new measures including one addressing child poverty and another improving supply of housing in Auckland.

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Urgency Motion

by Editor (Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 4:51 PM)

The business to be completed under Urgency is:

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