EEZ Bill And IT Woes

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 — 2:15 PM

When the House resumed at 2pm a number of documents were presented and issues with Parliament’s computer systems were raised.

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs Strategic Intentions 2014 to 2018 was presented and the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Bill was introduced.

Labour MP Grant Robertson raised with Speaker David Carter issues about Parliament’s IT system. He said 50% of the complex was unable to access the parliamentary system. Mr Robertson said it appeared there was no redundancy built into the system, this was a problem as those working in Parliament were utterly reliant on the technology.

Mr Carter said he shared people’s frustration and he had met with a number of managers in Parliamentary Services to discuss the issue. He had been advised a switching mechanism has collapsed and was taking some time to fix.

Detailed reports on the issue would be made available to the Business Committee and the Parliamentary Service Commission to find a solution to ensure the problem was not repeated.

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