17 Mar 2016

The Day In Parliament for 17 March 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 17 March 2016

Members' Day sees the Environmental Protection Authority (Protection of Environment) Amendment Bill in the name of Labour's Meka Whaitiri fail to pass second reading by 62 votes to 59, with the Maori Party siding with ACT & National to oppose it; Alfred Ngaro's Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Bill (No 3) passes by 109 votes to 12; Privileges Committee reports back on 3 questions on privilege relating to reflections on the Speaker; Bill English gets personal in the General Debate; Select Committee hears submissions on Sue Moroney's latest Paid Leave Bill.