Tag Archives: NZ Parliament

Guest Post: Supreme Court once again overrides parliament — Kiwiblog

A guest post by David Garrett: On Thursday 7 October, the Supreme Court issued the latest judicial assault on the Three Strikes (3S) law. In 117 pages of convoluted linguistic and legal gymnastics, it said what I could have in less than ten pages: that indecent assault being a strike offence was problematic, it had…

Guest Post: Supreme Court once again overrides parliament — Kiwiblog

If He Lied about This, What Else Has He Lied About? — The BFD

Ashley Bloomfield has been caught telling fibs to the Health Select Committee. Like all good little civil servants he has ‘fessed up, yet again, to misleading Members of Parliament: Director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has apologised to Parliament’s health select committee for providing them incorrect information.On Wednesday, he told MPs he had not…

via If He Lied about This, What Else Has He Lied About? — The BFD

PM Admits There’s No Alternative to Utes — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader Jacinda Ardern yesterday told Parliament she knows that farmers and tradies have no alternative to using utes, but she’ll tax them anyway. Last week Ardern questioned whether some people are using utes for “legitimate use.” Even if they are by her definition of “legitimate,” it doesn’t matter, she and Grant Robertson will tax…

via PM Admits There’s No Alternative to Utes — The BFD

Face of the Day — The BFD

Screenshot from Newshub video House Speaker Trevor Mallard has apologised “unreservedly” for falsely accusing a former parliamentary staffer of rape, which led to a $333,000 taxpayer-funded legal settlement. Mallard appeared before the Governance and Administration Select Committee in Wellington on Wednesday where he was grilled by National MPs who have been calling for him to…

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Watch Labour Duck Its Responsibility with Mallard — The BFD

It is now apparent that the very person who is supposed to uphold the dignity of Parliament and the safety of those working within its corridors has proven himself to be totally unfit for the position. In my previous article I set out the backgrounds of those MP’s elected to Parliament in 2020. On the…

via Watch Labour Duck Its Responsibility with Mallard — The BFD

Why the National Party Must Crush “Carbon Zero” — The BFD

We now have evidence that will enable National Party spokespeople in Parliament to expose the anti-social and cost-crippling changes that the Green Party wants to inflict on New Zealanders, and I look forward to Oral Questions in Parliament by either or both Barbara Kuriger (energy) and Stuart Smith (climate change) at their earliest opportunity. My…

via Why the National Party Must Crush “Carbon Zero” — The BFD

A great idea from ACT — Kiwiblog

ACT are proposing that select committee membership should change from being proportional to the total number of MPs in Parliament to being proportional to the number of MPs not in the Executive. I hope this proposal is given serious consideration as it would be a change that would enhance Parliament massively. They explain: Select committees…

via A great idea from ACT — Kiwiblog

Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A maximum four-year parliamentary term, lowering the five per cent threshold and abolishing the coat-tail rule could be on the way as part of the Labour-Greens cooperation agreement. A four year term is a great idea but must be decided by referendum, not MPs. There is a case to lower the 5% threshold, but…

via Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Greens Proposed List Breaks Their Constitution — The BFD

 

The Greens initial party list has been released. Stuff reports: An initial list for the Green Party puts activist Teanau Tuiono ahead of several sitting MPs in the party.The Green Party list will dictate which of their MPs enter Parliament after the next election, should they win over five per cent of the vote.The ranking of…

via Greens Proposed List Breaks Their Constitution — The BFD

A Dark Day in our History Parliament Abandons Women and their Unborn Children — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release 18th March 2020 Parliament today passed the Labour led government Abortion Legislation Bill by 68 to 51. This represents an unprecedented attack on the family, on the status and dignity of women and on the right to life of New Zealanders in the first nine months of life. Our right to life is…

via A Dark Day in our History Parliament Abandons Women and their Unborn Children — Right to Life New Zealand

Abortion Legislation Bill passes 68 to 51 — Kiwiblog

The third reading passed Wednesday night 68 votes to 51. The breakdown by party was: National 19 – 36 (35% in favour)Labour 37 – 9 (80%)NZ First 2 – 6 (25%)Greens 8 – 0 (100%)ACT 1 – 0 (100%) Independent 1 – 0 (100%) The MP who didn’t vote was National’s Stuart Smith. So National…

via Abortion Legislation Bill passes 68 to 51 — Kiwiblog

Hate speech laws are imminent — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Proposed hate speech laws for New Zealand are imminent.Justice Minister Andrew Little told Stuff the Government is bringing forward changes around hate speech, but shaping a law had taken time.A number of options were now “working their way through” the cabinet process, he said.“The review of our hate speech laws are in the final stages. I…

via Hate speech laws are imminent — Kiwiblog

Mistake in abortion vote allows safe areas but no way of setting them up — Your NZ

The final stage of the Abortion reform Bill was debated in Parliament yesterday and last night, with Supplementary Order Paper amendments being voted on. A late night mistake has resulted in an unintended change. A David Seymour amendment to axe ‘safe areas’ from protests near where abortions are carried out are failed. But a stuff […]

via Mistake in abortion vote allows safe areas but no way of setting them up — Your NZ

Parliament Abandons Protecting Women & Unborn Children — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Last night Parliament shamefully passed the Abortion Legislation Bill by 81 to 39Parliament believes that the unborn child is not a human being and has no right to life until it is born. That the unborn child is a chattel and is the property of the mother. That it is not a crime to kill…

via Parliament Abandons Protecting Women & Unborn Children — Right to Life New Zealand

‘Urgency’ for ‘virtue signalling’ foreign donation ‘ban’ — Your NZ

Again the Government is talking big and doing little, this time under urgency in Parliament. It has been described as little more than “virtue signalling”. Beehive: Government to ban foreign donations The Government is taking action to protect New Zealand from foreign interference in our elections by banning foreign donations to political parties and candidates, […]

via ‘Urgency’ for ‘virtue signalling’ foreign donation ‘ban’ — Your NZ

Petition Advocating protection for Women and their Unborn Children to be presented at Parliament — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release 18 November 2019 What is believed to be the largest petition ever made by residents of New Zealand to Parliament on the issue of abortion, on the care of women and concerning the killing of the unborn child. A petition signed by 15,407 concerned citizens opposing the decriminalisation of abortion and supporting protection for…

via Petition Advocating protection for Women and their Unborn Children to be presented at Parliament — Right to Life New Zealand

Two Letters to two Leaders on Abortion — Right to Life New Zealand

 

26 August 2019 Hon Andrew Little MP Minister of Justice, Dear Minister, Abortion Legislation Bill Right to Life is concerned that you refuse to believe that abortion kills a human being. In introducing the Abortion Legislation Bill to Parliament on the 8th August you said; “I reject the notion that abortion entailed killing another human…

via Two Letters to two Leaders on Abortion — Right to Life New Zealand

HOW THEY VOTED: Who Voted to Protect the Unborn Child — Family First NZ

 

It was a dark and shameful day today as 94 members of Parliament voted for a radical bill that attempts to remove any legal recognition or protection of the unborn child, and introduces one of the most radical abortion laws in the world. Below is the voting record. We are very very grateful for the 23…

via HOW THEY VOTED: Who Voted to Protect the Unborn Child — Family First NZ

Abortion Bill passes first reading 94-23 — Your NZ

Following speeches by many MPs in parliament today the Abortion Bill passed it’s first reading by 94 votes to 23. Three MPs didn’t vote. This is a large majority, but it’s just the first of three votes, with some MPs wanting the Bill to progress to public submissions, but with no guarantee of supporting it […]

via Abortion Bill passes first reading 94-23 — Your NZ

How the female Green MPs are going to get screwed over by their gender quota rules — Kiwiblog

Next year will be very interesting when the Green Party does the list ranking as their requirement to have a gender balanced list is going to screw over some of their female MPs and probably send them out of Parliament. If you were ranking the list based on achievements and positions, you’d probably go along…

via How the female Green MPs are going to get screwed over by their gender quota rules — Kiwiblog

Face of the Day — WOBH | Media

 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government is keen to declare a climate-change emergency but work needs to be done to get more MPs onboard.“I don’t see why there should be any reasons why members of Parliament wouldn’t want to demonstrate that this is a matter of urgency,” she told media today when talking about…

via Face of the Day — WOBH | Media

Parliament Shamefully Succumbs to Culture of Death — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release Wednesday 26th June 2019 Right to Life is disappointed that Parliament has embraced a culture of death by passing the End of Life Choice bill [EOLCB] which if passed at its third reading will allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. This is a violation of the sanctity of…

via Parliament Shamefully Succumbs to Culture of Death — Right to Life New Zealand

End of Life Choice Bill passes second reading 70-50 — Your NZ

End of Life Choice Bill passed its second reading last night in Parliament last night, by 70 votes to 50. That is a comfortable margin, but it doesn’t mean that the euthanasia bill is a done deal. It will now proceed to the third reading, and a lot of Supplementary Order Papers will be debated […]

via End of Life Choice Bill passes second reading 70-50 — Your NZ

Defeat the Bill – Protect the Vulnerable – Care not Killing — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release Monday 24th June 2019 It will be a disaster if Parliament votes to pass the life threatening End of Life Choice bill at its second reading. This bill that has no place in our Parliament for many reasons. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has the duty to provide strong moral leadership. If this bill…

via Defeat the Bill – Protect the Vulnerable – Care not Killing — Right to Life New Zealand

Will Parliament Challenge the Authority of the Creator? — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release June 17 2019 Right to Life asks, will the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern give moral leadership and protect the vulnerable in our community? Is she going to stand up for the vulnerable and vote against the life threatening End of Life Choice bill [EOLCB] at its second reading? A yes vote by our parliamentarians…

via Will Parliament Challenge the Authority of the Creator? — Right to Life New Zealand

Ummmmmm – about Trevor Mallard’s accusation of rape — The Daily Blog

CommentsLogo  We don’t normally feature this leftist NZ Blog on our Conservative website however they seem to be talking some sense (at times) these days and credit where credit is due, they have some good points here in this article.

Sorry Trev, that dog don’t hunt! When Trevor Mallard stated to the country that there was a serial rapist still walking the halls of Parliament when releasing the report on bullying, you believed that Trevor must have access to compelling evidence that would give him the confidence to state this so factually, and that while…

via Ummmmmm – about Trevor Mallard’s accusation of rape — The Daily Blog

Immigration rules discriminatory — Your NZ

An item on Sunday raised ‘serious serious questions’ about NZ’s refugee policy, which has a special rule that requires that refugees from Africa and the Middle East must have family in New Zealand to qualify. And the Minister of Immigration agrees that it is a discriminatory rule and says that Cabinet is reviewing the rule. […]

via Immigration rules discriminatory — Your NZ

Mallard’s Parliament rape claim under scrutiny as man responds — Your NZ

The Speaker Trevor Mallard has admitted that he didn’t handle the furore he created in Parliament well, when he stated that accusations of sexual attacks in the Francis report amounted to rape, and that the accused person was still working in Parliament. The next day a Parliamentary staffer was stood down. he is now speaking […]

via Mallard’s Parliament rape claim under scrutiny as man responds — Your NZ

The parliamentary “rapist” speaks out — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper has interviewed the man who has been associated with Trevor Mallard’s claims that there is or was a rapist at Parliament. As one will see, a very different picture is painted from the man stood down. Barry Soper reports: Referring last week to the alleged assaults, Mallard said: “We’re talking about serious sexual…

via The parliamentary “rapist” speaks out — Kiwiblog