30 Aug 2015

The Week In Parliament Sunday 30 August 2015

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 30 August 2015

Bill of Rights Act turns 25 and is the subject of discussion in the Chamber and Committee Rooms; Government and Opposition trade barbs during final reading of Health & Safety Reform legislation, which passes with just minutes to spare before the House rises for a one-week adjournment; Speaker grants snap debate on Children's Commissioner's latest State of Care report; United Future leader Peter Dunne says resignation of NZTA's chief executive creates opportunity for restructuring; ACT leader David Seymour's Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup), passes final reading; Electoral Commission chairman Sir Hugh Williams laments declining youth enrolment rates in a submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee's inquiry into the 2014 election; Health Committee calls for submissions on Maryan Street's petition calling for an inquiry into public attitudes towards euthanasia.