New Prime Minister, Same Old Questions

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 — 5:25 PM

Child poverty and Pike River dominate first Question Time for Bill English as prime minister, sitting in the National frontbench seat formerly occupied by John Key. First bill put up for debate by Mister English’s National-led Government is the Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill which passes its first reading by 61 to 59 but is sent to a select committee by the larger margin of 75-45.

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