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Parliament’s select committees are surprisingly open and public, but when they go dark to work on outcomes they are meant to stay pitch black. Audio
Making laws is a slow process which can be frustrating but watching it unfold can demonstrate why sprinting through minefields is not recommended. Audio
Parliament is the forum for public debate, but you can’t wander into the debating chamber and join the MPs in random discussion. You can get pretty close though. Audio
In last week’s kerfuffle over a Select Committee, our constitution apparently changed. Unless people were very wrong.
The House speaks to first-term MPs before and after a few months on select committees to find out if it meets their expectations. Audio
The number of MPs who will sit on select committees has been reduced, but the Leader of the House, Labour's Chris Hipkins, says all political parties agreed to it in the last Parliament. Video, Audio
Government MPs sat largely silent yesterday as a stream of submitters stated their opposition to the Environment Canterbury Bill to a select committee in Christchurch. Audio