4 Sep 2016

The Week In Parliament for 4 September 2016

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 4 September 2016

In the one select committee during this week's adjournment, the Local Government and Environment Committee hears submissions from grumpy mayors and local body politicians on the sweeping new powers for the Local Government Commission in the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill. Another National MP's member's bill drawn from the ballot attracts scorn from the Opposition and a move by ACT MP David Seymour to have it included in the Statutes Amendment Bill to be debated next week. Education Minister, Hekia Parata, faces questions from Opposition MPs trying to unravel the implications for the education system in her Education (Update) Amendment Bill which she says contains the biggest changes to the sector in 27 years.