20 Sep 2015

The Week In Parliament Sunday 20 September 2015

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 20 September 2015

Sue Moroney's Paid Parental Leave Bill passes first reading by 61 votes to 60 with the support of United Future's Peter Dunne; MPs' references to absent members raise objections; Privileges Committee tables report on social media in the House; Gerry Brownlee indicates extended hours next week - to the disgruntlement of the Opposition; David Parker presents his members' bill calling for a minimum wage for contractors to select committee; Law and Order Committee briefed on the New Zealand Public Interest Project; MPs debate appointment of Peter Boshier as the next Chief Ombudsman, along with other appointments; New Zealand First's Ron Mark outlines his party's support for the current flag.