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Parliamentary matters from E36 week ending 19 October 2012

Parliamentary matters from E36 week ending 19 October 2012

  • On Monday the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament.  The Bill implements the Government’s decisions on the prohibition of foreign charter vessels, following allegations of mistreatment and underpayment of foreign crews (refer to pānui E17/2012 for details).
  • On Wednesday the Mount Maunganui Borough Reclamation and Empowering Act Repeal Bill was read for a second time (refer to pānui E20/2012 for details.)
  • On Wednesday the Finance and Expenditure Committee tabled their interim report on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. The committee recommends (by majority) that the Bill be passed, with some amendments.  This Bill effects Māori forestry interests in particular, (refer to pānui E11/2012 for details on this policy matter).
  • On Thursday the Education Amendment Bill was read for the first time and referred to the Education and Science Committee.  This Bill sets out the legal framework for partnership schools / kura hourua.  Submissions have not been called for, and a report is due by 18 April 2013 (refer to pānui E26/2012 for details).

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