Preview of Budget Week

by Desk Editor on Friday, May 20, 2016 — 1:15 PM

Parliament resumes at 2pm on Tuesday. Deputy leader of the House, Simon Bridges, previews the week ahead, culminating in Bill English’s presentation on Thursday of his eighth Budget. Members day on Wednesday is likely to feature close votes on two Bills from Labour MPs. Another member’s bill, in the name of National’s list MP, Jian Yang, preventing sex offenders from registering a name change, has come back from the Social Services Committee with a recommendation that it go no further. Maori Development Minister, Te Ururoa Flavell, sees his Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill sent off to the Maori Affairs Select Committee on the tail of a petition with more than 5000 signatures opposing it. Reesh Lyon reports on the only select committee meeting during the adjournment – the Local Government and Environment Committee which travelled to Auckland on Monday to hear public submissions on the Government’s Resource Legislation Amendment Bill.

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