The Day In Parliament for 1 December 2016 - morning edition
Urgency expected after Question Time to pass the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill through all its remaining stages. NZ Breast Cancer Foundation supports 10,000-signature petition at Health Select Committee. New Zealand First MPs pursue the Speaker, David Carter, over his plan to build a new ministerial building on Parliament's car park. New Zealand First's deputy leader, Ron Mark, goes too far and has to take an early bath. His caucus colleagues, Denis O'Rourke and Tracey Martin, keep up the pressure in Question Time and the General Debate. New Zealand First also stands alone in opposition to three Treaty Settlement Bills passed in extra time on Wednesday morning. Later in the day, with the chamber turned over to backbenchers to make progress on their bills, National list MP, Chris Bishop, sees his Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill through its third and final reading to acclaim from all quarters. Andrew Little launches first reading debate on his Our Work Our Future bill.