Today at midday there will be a ballot for members’ bills. There are four places available on the Order Paper after the House managed to get through quite a few first readings yesterday. Labour has 33 bills out of 65 in the ballot, so our chances are looking good.
Members Day is one of the few opportunities opposition and backbench MPs get to set the agenda and debate the issues that we really care about. I’m really pleased my Labour colleagues have embraced this opportunity and all put something up for consideration (my colleague Lianne Dalziel had her Bill drawn in the last ballot and is presently working on a replacement).
You can see the full list of bills in today’s ballot after the break. I’ll post the results just after midday.
Update: The following Bills have been drawn from the ballot. Congratulations to these MPs:
- Overseas Investment (Restriction on Foreign Ownership of Land) Amendment Bill (Russel Norman)
- Habeas Corpus Amendment Bill (Chris Auchinvole)
- Local Government (Salary Moderation) Amendment Bill (Annette King)
- Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Bill (Todd McClay)