Red Alert

Today’s Lucky Dip

Posted by on August 5th, 2010

There are 3 spaces on the Order Paper for a Members’ Bill. There will be a ballot at midday. The following bills are in the hat:

  1. Amy Adams: Land Transport (Admissibility of Evidential Breath Tests) Amendment Bill
  2. Rick Barker: Sentencing Act (Reparation) Amendment Bill
  3. Carol Beaumont: Local Government (Protection of Auckland Assets) Amendment Bill
  4. John Boscawen: Climate Change Response (Cancellation of Emissions Trading Scheme) Amendment Bill
  5. Brendon Burns: Environment Canterbury (Democracy Restoration) Amendment Bill
  6. Cam Calder: Imprisonment for Debt Limitation Repeal Bill
  7. Charles Chauvel: New Zealand Flag Bill
  8. Dr Ashraf Choudhary: Ethnic Broadcasting Commission Bill
  9. David Clendon: Resource Management (Restricted Duration of Certain Discharge and Coastal Permits) Amendment Bill
  10. Hon Clayton Cosgrove: Christchurch International Airport Protection Bill
  11. Clare Curran: Kiwi Jobs Bill
  12. Hon Lianne Dalziel: Illegal Contracts (Unlawful Limitation on Regulators’ Powers) Amendment Bill
  13. Jacqui Dean: Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Waitaki Easter Trading) Amendment Bill
  14. Catherine Delahunty: Human Rights (Disability Commissioner) Amendment Bill
  15. Hon Sir Roger Douglas: Kiwi Industry Restructuring (Plant Variety Rights) Amendment Bill
  16. Hon Ruth Dyson: Environment Canterbury (Water Conservation Orders) Amendment Bill
  17. Darien Fenton: Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill
  18. Te Ururoa Flavell: Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill
  19. David Garrett: Victims’ Rights (Victim Impact Statements) Amendment Bill
  20. Aaron Gilmore: Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance (Break Fees Disclosure) Amendment Bill
  21. Jo Goodhew: Joint Family Homes Repeal Bill
  22. Dr Kennedy Graham: Public Finance (Sustainable Development Indicators) Amendment Bill
  23. Kevin Hague: Animal Welfare (Treatment of Animals) Amendment Bill
  24. Hone Harawira: Parliamentary Commissioner for the Treaty of Waitangi Bill
  25. Hon George Hawkins: Code of Airline Consumer Rights Bill
  26. Chris Hipkins: Environmental Reporting Bill
  27. Hon Darren Hughes: Land Transport (Safer Alcohol Limits for Driving) Amendment Bill
  28. Gareth Hughes: Energy Efficiency Conservation (Warm Healthy Rentals) Amendment Bill
  29. Hon Shane Jones: Waste Minimisation (Priority Products) Amendment Bill
  30. Rahui Katene: Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (1080 Poison Prohibition) Amendment Bill
  31. Sue Kedgley: Consumer’s Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill
  32. Iain Lees-Galloway: Smoke-free Environments (Removing Tobacco Displays) Amendment Bill
  33. Keith Locke: Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill
  34. Hon Trevor Mallard: Minimum Wage Amendment Bill
  35. Sue Moroney: Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months Paid Leave) Amendment Bill
  36. Dr Russel Norman: Overseas Investment (Restriction on Foreign Ownership of Land) Amendment Bill
  37. Lynne Pillay: Employment Relations (Protection of Young Workers) Bill
  38. Dr Rajen Prasad: Children’s Commissioner (Reporting on Legislation) Amendment Bill
  39. Hon Mita Ririnui: Electoral (Entrenchment of M?ori Representation) Amendment Bill
  40. HV Ross Robertson: Members of Parliament (Code of Ethical Conduct) Bill
  41. David Shearer: Continental Shelf (Oil Exploration Safety) Amendment Bill
  42. Hon Maryan Street: New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control (Entrenchment) Amendment Bill
  43. Chris Tremain: Wild Animal Control (Increased Fines and Sentence of Imprisonment) Amendment Bill
  44. Metiria Turei: Income Tax (Universalisation of In-work Tax Credit) Amendment Bill
  45. Phil Twyford: Depleted Uranium (Prohibition) Bill
  46. Nicky Wagner: Family Proceedings (Paternity Orders and Parentage Tests) Amendment Bill
  47. Michael Woodhouse: Financial Assistance For Live Organ Donors

Update: And today’s lucky numbers are: 23, 13 and 14 (highlighted above)

33 Responses to “Today’s Lucky Dip”

  1. bryce says:

    come on lucky number 33

  2. Idiot/Savant says:

    24 Labour bills out of 47. I’d say your odds are good. But beware the Green ballot mojo!

  3. Idiot/Savant says:

    I don’t know the details, but just from the title Keith’s bill looks like a damn good idea.

  4. Richard says:

    Why? I’d say that the pecuniary interest of Judges is nobody’s business but their own.

  5. I’m guessing it’s a response to the Supreme Judge’s circumstances that are currently under investigation…

    I don’t have a problem with all MP’s, Councillors and Judges registering their pecuniary interests in a publicly searchable database…

    Just like all lobbiests visits to Parliament – to who and why – should be in a publicly searchable database…

  6. Idiot/Savant says:

    Richard: given we have a judge currently before a Judicial Conduct Tribunal over conflicts of interest, I’d say your assertion has been decisively empirically disproved. We need to know about such interests for the same reason we need to know about the interests of MPs: to prevent conflicts and corruption. We can’t just trust people in positions of power to behave properly – we have to make them prove that they are.

  7. bryce says:

    +1 Jeremy.

    Judges need to be beyond reproach. A database of their interests can only be a good thing. the best i can say for the current matter is it might finally give some clarity on judicial review. Or it might not.

    I may be allergic to number 15. That’s all I’m saying.

  8. Tracey says:

    I also think Judges should declare pecuniary interest. There are too many organisations serving the public interest whose almost sole determinant of conflict of interest is those pout forward at the act of the person with the conflict. If someone doesnt declare a conflict of interest then no one investigates, if you get my drift.

  9. Richard says:

    S–t! If we can’t trust Judges who can we trust! I certainly don’t put Judges in the same category as some of the other occupations you mention. If the Judge currently under investigation is found to have erred, he will be dealt with according to the law. But one supposed bad apple is no reason to expose the PRIVATE business of anyone to public scrutiny. It is none of your business.

  10. Idiot/Savant says:

    Animal Welfare (Treatment of Animals) Amendment Bill (Kevin Hague)
    Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Waitaki Easter Trading) Amendment Bill (Jacqui Dean)
    Human Rights (Disability Commissioner) Amendment Bill (Catherine Delahunty)

    The Green ballot mojo wins again

  11. Richard says:

    Anyway, all they have to do is put any pecuniary interests into a blind trust. (There we go, back to trusts again.)

  12. Idiot/Savant says:

    Richard: they hold a public office. Whether they are conflicted is absolutely our business. Anyone who wants to keep their financial affairs secret cannot hold such a position. It is that simple.

  13. Tracey says:

    Yet, we do that with our elected figures Richard, but not those who determine multi million dollar issues, take one company’s word over another, decide on lines in the sand for IRD, lines in the sand for all kinds of different groups and industries and individuals.

    They have a register just like our elected officials. The Judges are there to oversee fairness, justice and seperation of powers from the Legislature. We dont know one is bad, or how many, because we have been prepared to accet they are all honest and beyond repproach.

    It’s some rarefied air Judges are breathing, and many come from rarefied backgrounds and they are human.

  14. Idiot/Savant says:

    Richard: I think John Key shows that we can’t trust people’s word that such trusts are truly blind. There’s probably a mechanism to handle that (licensed providers or somesuch), but simply trusting people that they’re not going to look isn’t it.

  15. Richard says:

    What I don’t like about modern politics and business is we are becoming a nation of people with a lack of trust in each other. The NZ of past governments was never like this. Business could be done with the shake of a hand and problems were rare. Greed and power seem to have destroyed this, and I blame all past governments. Sometimes I think we should start again.

  16. Richard says:

    That should be I blame all recent past governments. Cheers

  17. bryce says:

    I agree with your sentiment but not your conlusion. Just to put your mind at rest.

  18. Tracey says:

    To be honest Richard, we have a much more open media and access to information than ever before. I dont think business leadersa nd/or politicians are any more or less corrupt than in the past, we just know about it now. No quiet agreements, no hush hush, no old boys network, no complicit media.

  19. Loota says:

    No quiet agreements, no hush hush, no old boys network, no complicit media.

    Sarcasm? I’m certain you’ve just described the current situation to a tee.

  20. Idiot/Savant says:

    Richard: what I like about modern society is that we are no longer fools, willing to believe the best of people simply because they have a position of power and a poncy title. That attitude belongs in the feudal age. It has no place in the democratic one.

    Trust is for suckers. I prefer to know those in power are acting properly. But the only way I can know is if I can scrutinise their actions. Hence, disclosure, registers, freedom of information laws, the public justification of decisions. These things ensure that power is used properly and that it is not (or at least less) abused. And that makes us a better, more just society.

  21. Leopold says:

    A win!
    Kevin Hague’s bill is up for debate!

  22. StephenR says:

    I may be allergic to number 15. That’s all I’m saying.,

    Does that mean you can figure out what on earth it’s about?

  23. richgraham says:

    Good old Labour, see something they don’t like, get a law to stop it !
    Brilliant, so progressive !
    Worth voting for ?
    NO !
    NZ had 9 years of that recently and look where that lead – being tossed out of office.
    Here’s a radical progressive thought, why not try removing some laws, we’re groaning under the weight of all the laws you pollies pass, groaning under the financial cost of all the impositions you dream up, come on lighten up !
    Come on Labour Wake Up !

  24. Spud says:

    7? I hope parliament flags that idea 👿
    47 is just plain creepy :-(
    Go 11! 😀

  25. StephenR says:

    Thanks I/S. Seems Roger is using the foreign description of kiwifruit as simply ‘Kiwi’? Odd.

  26. Idiot/Savant says:

    I’ve been informed it was a mistake by the Clerk’s office, not by ACT.

  27. Spud says:

    Whoop 14 and 23 😀

  28. Dean’s Bill – Will pass because it’s pro-business

    Hague’s Bill – Won’t pass because they’ll claim Bridges bill is dealing with it

    Delahunty Bill – Won’t pass because Nat and ACT won’t vote for anything proposed by Delahunty

    “Trust is for suckers. I prefer to know those in power are acting properly. But the only way I can know is if I can scrutinise their actions. Hence, disclosure, registers, freedom of information laws, the public justification of decisions. These things ensure that power is used properly and that it is not (or at least less) abused. And that makes us a better, more just society.”

    I agree 100%, I wish I had wrote it myself…

  29. Tracey says:

    “Good old Labour, see something they don’t like, get a law to stop it !”

    Okaaaaaay, you been asleep since Nov 2008?

    90 day trial period
    medical certificates
    cash in holidays

    Please add to the list of laws national has brought in cos they see something they dont like.

    De Regulation hasnt worked too well, and self monitoring fails too…. James Hardies Asbstos, Dow Chemicals, we still have a farmer a month being fined for effluent disposal into waterways, collapse of financial investments, the entire building industry. To actually survive deregulation we need a society with higher ethics than currently.

  30. Clint says:

    I don’t know Jeremy, just because it’s pro business doesn’t mean National will support it. They have an awful habit in this National Govt to forget whatever they stand for.

  31. DeepRed says:

    @Richard & Tracey: bankruptcy is the only good option for this “greed and power”.