Episode 5: A Bill Becomes a Law - The Citizen's Handbook

From The Citizen's Handbook, 12:05 am on 16 April 2020

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Episode 5 - A Bill Becomes a Law (Video)

"...and then I eat an entire Hunger Buster, and I go home and I do my sword practice to some of my favourite Japanese cartoons."

"...and then I eat an entire Hunger Buster, and I go home and I do my sword practice to some of my favourite Japanese cartoons." Photo: Kevin & Co

Now that we know how the government works, Robbie tackles the next big questions, how do you get parliament to do what you want it to?  Before a law is a law, it’s a bill, and before a bill is passed it goes through a select committee, this is where you come in.  Dig out your old quill and piece of parchment then write to your MP and tell them what you think, otherwise, tune into Robbie who will tell you more ways to get parliament to listen. 

Phone calls do work.

Phone calls do work. Photo: Kevin & Co

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Episode 5 - A Bill Becomes a Law (Podcast)

New Zealand has some weird Laws and comedian Chris Parker tries to sneak a few past Robbie Nicol, while he lies to Chris about the Governors General.

Chris, Robbie & Finn

Chris, Robbie & Finn Photo: Kevin & Co / Tim Batt

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Finnius Teppett & Robbie Nicol

Finnius Teppett & Robbie Nicol Photo: Kevin & Co

The Citizen’s Handbook is a podcast and video series written by Robbie Nicol and Finnius Teppett, directed by Leon Wadham, and produced by Kevin & Co.

Robbie Nicol is a writer and presenter best known as the creator and host of the political comedy webseries White Man Behind A Desk.

Finnius Teppett is an award-winning writer for theatre, television, and film.

| Twitter: @robbienicol & @finni_yes | Facebook: @WhiteManBehindADesk |

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