24 Aug 2016

The Day In Parliament for 24 August - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 24 August 2016

House to sit under extended hours provisions on Wednesday morning for progress on several Government bills; Health Committee due to begin hearing submissions on Maryann Street's petition calling for an inquiry into public attitudes towards euthanasia; Tuesday sees progress on committee stages of Government bills including the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Register) Bill - which is also the subject of questions to Social Development Minister Anne Tolley earlier in the day; Prime Minister leads the House in congratulating the New Zealand Olympic team for success in Rio; John Key also faces questions from Greens co-leader Metiria Turei about quality of drinking water, while he later trades style tips with New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.