13 Aug 2015

The Day In Parliament for 13 August 2015 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:46 am on 13 August 2015

David Seymour's Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill passes first reading, as does David Parker's Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill. Labour's Stuart Nash isn't so lucky with his Local Government Act 2002 (Greater Local Democracy) Amendment Bill, which fails to pass its first hurdle. Meanwhile, Labour makes the Prime Minister wait to the bitter end for their only question for their only question - about the Saudi farm deal. Finance Minister Bill English rejects suggestions he needs a plan B in the wake of falling dairy prices. Labour's Grant Robertson claims bank report shows the economy has run aground. Amy Adams says National is the only party that cares about farmers. Judith Collins calls Radio New Zealand "Radio Albania."