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Face of the Day — The BFD

Collins is still calling for Speaker Trevor Mallard’s head […][…] Collins was scathing of Mallard, and of Ardern for her continued support of him as Speaker.“The debate on the evening of 4 May was unedifying because of the behaviour and statements of Mr Mallard and his reaction to being question, as my MPs were not…

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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…

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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

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

What’s sexual harassment and what’s fun and games? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

I remember a good few years ago my dad warned me about a local character with a powerful libido. This chap liked to hide in the garden hoping to catch a glimpse, through the bedroom window, of a woman disrobing. If he did, and thought the woman suitably attractive, he’d knock on the front door…

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Mallard “best and worst of Speakers” — Your NZ

Some of what Trevor Mallard has done as Speaker is innovative and relatively effective, but he remains dogged by his political bias and his personal baggage with some MPs, which seem unlikely to change. Audrey Young: Is it time for fresh challenges for Speaker Trevor Mallard? Mallard’s performance as Speaker this week has not done […]

via Mallard “best and worst of Speakers” — Your NZ

Dunne slates Mallard — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Former MP Peter Dunne has weighed in to the parliamentary rancour swirling around Speaker Trevor Mallard’s rulings, accusing him of “compromising the presumed impartiality” of his role.Dunne, who was a minister in Labour and National governments, said Labour member Mallard seemed “hell-bent” on changing the role of Speaker from its traditional independence…

via Dunne slates Mallard — Kiwiblog

Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Long-time National MP Nick Smith has caused unparalleled disruption in the House – for the second time in 13 years.National’s longest serving MP has been “named” by the Speaker and thrown out of the debating chamber for grossly disorderly conduct today.Smith was asked to leave after clashing with Speaker Trevor Mallard […] He was named…

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Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

National Party leader kicked out of the House for arguing with Speaker Trevor Mallard […] “How is it appropriate for you to entertain several pointless points of order from that side, and when I react to something the prime minister’s said I’m the naughty boy in this Parliament?” Stuff I can just imagine Paula Bennett…

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Things that make me go hmm — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

On the 9am news yesterday on Newstalk, there were two conflicting news items. First, there was an item about mosques being guarded by police during Ramadan. This was followed by an item about Mallard talking to the Turkey President assuring the president that the attack on the 15th of March was a one-off. So the…

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Paternalistic Speaker protecting Ardern in Parliament — Your NZ

There have been claims already that Speaker Trevor Mallard has protected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Parliament when under attack by the Opposition. This came up again after an exchange in Question Time yesterday, where Simon Bridges moved from questions about CGT effects on KiwiSaver to Ardern’s business experience: Hon Simon Bridges: In light of […]

via Paternalistic Speaker protecting Ardern in Parliament — Your NZ

Rankin, Ardern, Peters respond to Parliament’s bullying and harassment review — Your NZ

The behaviour of MP versus MP is not included in the Review into bullying and harassment at Parliament, it is dealing with staff only, but it has raised the issue of poor behaviour from MPs. The Speaker Trevor Mallard’s past behaviour in Parliament has been pointed out, including a conviction for fighting with another MP and […]

via Rankin, Ardern, Peters respond to Parliament’s bullying and harassment review — Your NZ

Protest over Parliamentary prayer — Your NZ

There was a sizeable protest at Parliament yesterday against the removal of ‘Jesus’ from Parliament’s prayer (I think that ‘god’ should also be removed from it). “Judas Mallard” #nzpol pic.twitter.com/WSLZAgaVjZ — Thomas Manch (@thomasmanch) October 29, 2018 ‘Judas Mallard’ is rather over the top. In January: New parliamentary prayer a compromise, says Mallard One of […]

via Protest over Parliamentary prayer — Your NZ

Bridges keeps pushing on leak, challenges Speaker and PM — Your NZ

Simon Bridges seems determined to keep the leak of his expenses issue alive. NZH: Simon Bridges says if leaking issue is not resolved, Trevor Mallard is to blame National Party leader Simon Bridges has lashed out at Parliament Speaker Trevor Mallard for cancelling an inquiry into the travel-expenses leak 24 hours after confirming it was […]

via Bridges keeps pushing on leak, challenges Speaker and PM — Your NZ

‘I am unwell’: Anonymous ‘National Party’ texter claims they leaked Simon Bridges’ expenses — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

National leader Simon Bridges has received an anonymous text from a person claiming to have leaked his expenses – and they say they’re a National Party member. Bridges and Parliament’s Speaker Trevor …

via ‘I am unwell’: Anonymous ‘National Party’ texter claims they leaked Simon Bridges’ expenses — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Hosking on National’s dirty little leaker — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Mike Hosking writes about National’s dirty little leaker: Quote: Parliament’s Speaker Trevor Mallard wins my person of the week award – he has taken seriously an event that needed a bit of gravitas shown. What started out as a lame, cheap, and nasty piece of work by some low-life, who hopefully now will be ousted…

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Now Mallard clubs the endangered Twyford’s seal — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Judith Collins clubbed Phil Twyford so hard this week that Trevor Mallard felt he needed to get in on the act as well. Yesterday in the house he made a ruling that absolutely castigated Phil Twyford for his condescending, smart alec, sexist replies to Judith Collins’ written questions: Quote: The Speaker has reprimanded Housing Minister…

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Brownlee’s to the Speaker — Your NZ

Gerry Brownlee, Shadow Leader of the House, has written this letter to the Speaker (Trevor Mallard) expressing “serious concerns’ about Mallards chairing of Parliament. He details his concerns and says” As a result our confidence in you as Speaker has been significantly shaken. This is not an acceptable position for you to be in.” His […]

via Brownlee’s to the Speaker — Your NZ

Speaker appears to protect Peters from questions in Parliament — Your NZ

Trevor Mallard started in his role as speaker promising a better way of managing the parliamentary bear pit, but as time goes on he is raising eyebrows rather than standards. In a bizarre exchange in Parliament yesterday he seemed to be protecting Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters from questioning over a serious claim that an […]

via Speaker appears to protect Peters from questions in Parliament — Your NZ

Sledge of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jami-Lee Ross was pretty cheeky, but it shows the level of frustration National are having with poorly performing ministers refusing to front when they get asked tough questions. Trevor Mallard had an appalling day yesterday in the house showing his petty and spiteful approach to being Speaker. This was a good sledge and highlights hopeless…

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Questions asked of Chris Bishop’s social media engagement — Your NZ

Eyebrows have been raised and questions asked of up and coming MP Chris Bishop. Bishop became a National list MP in 2014, and then won the Hutt South seat Trevor Mallard left last year (Mallard moved to the list). Stuff: National MP confronted about his social media messages to teenagers National’s Hutt South MP Chris […]

via Questions asked of Chris Bishop’s social media engagement — Your NZ

No one knew about our PM’s pregnancy — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

No one knew huh? It must be just a complete co-incidence then that there were media articles about making parliament more baby friendly and lots of photos of Speaker Trevor Mallard clutching babies inside parliament. The post No one knew about our PM’s pregnancy appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil…

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Mallard loses the plot protecting Labour’s inept ministers — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Trevor Mallard is proving to be a bad Speaker. He started so well, but is now resorting to form and is now conducting debate in the house with all of his usual bombast and bullying. It seems leopards really can’t change their spots. He seems to be trying to make a mark, but that mark…

via Mallard loses the plot protecting Labour’s inept ministers — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Democracy? Yeah Right! — Conservative Party NZ

by Leighton Baker, Conservative Party NZ Leader. In another blow to democracy, Trevor Mallard has taken it upon himself to change parliament’s opening prayer. While there may be some who would welcome the change, surely even they must realise that allowing MPs to change things without, or before, consultation, is opening the way for power…

via Democracy? Yeah Right! — Conservative Party NZ

Mr Speaker Trevor Mallard wants our parliament to be for everyone, even radical Muslims — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Speaker of the House is defending a decision to drop references to the Queen and Jesus from Parliamentary prayer. It was read in Te Reo by Trevor Mallard on Thursday, despite consultation to do so still underway. But he told RadioLIVE’s Your Sunday it will be discussed widely with caucus. “It’s been quite a…

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It’s all about babies now, and Jesus and the Queen can get knotted — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Like his dog skills, Mallard likes to force his will onto the world. Claire Trevett writes When MPs returned to Parliament this week, they discovered Jesus and the Queen had left the building and the babies had arrived… Each Speaker brings his or her own touch to Parliament, cosmetically and in more significant ways. Mallard…

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Trevor Mallard as Speaker — Your NZ

Long time Labour MP Trevor Mallard (first elected in 1984, 33 years ago) has achieved his ambition of the last few terms – to become Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives. Mallard has had a fairly chequered political career. In the past he has been very tribal and combative, but he seems to […]

via Trevor Mallard as Speaker — Your NZ

Trevor Mallard ignored legal problems with religion in schools

 

The Ministry of Education identified that religious instruction in state schools might be discriminatory more than 16 years ago, but chose to take no action. The identification was included in a 2001 confidential internal report to then Education Minister Trevor Mallard, on inconsistencies between the Human Rights Act and Education Act. The ministry fought for…

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