6 Feb 2017

Refereeing Parliament

From The House, 6:00 am on 6 February 2017

In the House, the Speaker is there to chair the proceedings, a job David Carter describes as a bit like being the referee of Parliament.

He’s there to make sure every MP gets a fair go in the debating chamber, and that they all abide by the rules. (The rules are called Standing Orders, and there are a lot of them.)

Watch as the Speaker of New Zealand House of Representatives gives Megan Whelan a tour of Parliament's debating chamber.

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