16 Aug 2015

The Week In Parliament for Sunday 16 August 2015

From In Parliament, 7:45 am on 16 August 2015

Flag Referendums Bill clears final hurdle; Estimates Bill also progresses; Debate and questions on the decision to place Solid Energy into voluntary administration; 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; Finance Minister faces questions about the economy in the wake of falling dairy prices; Questions also to the PM about the "Saudi Farm Deal"; Social Services Committee hears submissions on the Support for Children in Hardship Bill; Petition on goat welfare tabled.