Posts Tagged ‘abuse of process’

NRT: Urgency for abuse

Written By: - Date published: 4:59 pm, November 17th, 2015 - 20 comments

I/S at No Right Turn: “The House has just gone into urgency for two key (for the government) bills – the first to punish retroactively people who have already been punished, the second to steal from the poor.”

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Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, November 27th, 2014 - 12 comments

I/S at No Right Turn yesterday: “Yes, that’s right. An important bill with major human rights implications, and we have one day to speak up about it.” I/S supplies a submission guide to make it easy…

HRC calls for consultation on fire at will

Written By: - Date published: 4:17 pm, December 10th, 2008 - 17 comments

This just in: the Human Rights Commission has called for the fire at will bill to be put to select committee: The Human Rights Commission has urgently requested the Government to reconsider its decision not to allow the 90-day bill to go to a select committee. “Rushed legislation is potentially risky legislation and this is […]

F*ck Democracy II

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, December 10th, 2008 - 19 comments

This from Lew in the comments section of my last post: Shortly after the House resumed at 0900, Darren Hughes requested that the bills about to be debated be tabled so members could read them before debating them. Just before 1000 he asked what progress had been made, and was told by the Speaker that […]

F*ck democracy

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 10th, 2008 - 14 comments

No Right Turn has an excellent post pointing out that National is misusing urgency in a manner unseen since the bad old days of Douglas and Richardson: You have to go back to Douglas and Richardson to see this sort of abuse of the Parliamentary process. And if this is how National intends to run […]

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