30 Jun 2016

The Day In Parliament for 30 June 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:50 am on 30 June 2016

Sue Moroney's Parental Leave and Employment Protection (6 Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill undergoes final reading - but a Government financial veto blocks any vote being taken at the conclusion of the debate; Adrian Rurawhe's Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill passes final reading by 109 votes to 12 with only NZ First opposed; Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind Act Repeal Bill passes second reading unopposed; David Parker's Keep Kiwi Bank Bill fails to pass second by 61 votes to 60 - with National, ACT & United Future opposed; Phil Twyford's Overseas Investment (Protection of New Zealand Homebuyers) Amendment Bill fails by the same margin; General Debate sees contributions from Green MP Kennedy Graham and NZ First's Winston Peters; Police Minister Judith Collins fronts up to Law and Order Committee - and also faces questions in the chamber.