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The Government will have to make up for time lost due to Covid-19 as it works on legislation this week Read more Audio
Disestablishing the Epidemic Response Committee has been added to the Government's to do list so The House takes a look back at how and why the Committee was set up. Read more Audio
After a budget announcement the Government normally introduces some legislation under urgency - this year it worked on six. Read more Audio
A bill granting the Government temporary screening powers on some overseas investments has passed its first stage in the debating chamber. Read more Audio
On national numeracy day (well, budget day), we look at something from Parliament with no numbers: ‘no confidence’ motions and what happens if there isn't one? Read more Audio
On Thursday 14 May 2020 at 2pm the Finance Minister will announce Budget 2020. Here’s a guide for those planning to tune in. Read more
MPs have worked on Covid-19 related bills under urgency shortening a process from months to hours. Read more Audio
It’s budget week, with the big reveal set for Thursday. But that’s not the only thing happening. And how will Parliament ‘do’ a Covid-style budget?
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Parliament's second week in the debating chamber at alert level 3 includes the return of the General debate and two Covid-19 related bills. Read more Video, Audio
In a week when the leaders of government and opposition have been practically ubiquitous, we have a summary of their main attacks and ripostes. Read more Audio
It can’t be easy being in political opposition during a crisis. You don’t want to seem obstructive, but you’re the Opposition; it says it in the name. So, how do you oppose while supporting? Read more Audio
Another week is underway in our curtailed Parliament which is demonstrating the scattergun impact achievable through omnibus legislation. Read more Audio
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