Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament.
Broadcasts on House sitting days 6:55pm and 5:40am and Sunday 7:30am and 10:45pm
Ministers sometimes refer to themselves in the third person - and it's not solipsism, it's required. Read more Audio
General Debates are as 'free-for-all' as Parliament's debating chamber gets - but there are still rules. Read more Audio
Asking a zinger of a question in the House can earn an MP much kudos but how far can MPs push the rules to land a political punch? Read more Video, Audio
Each sitting day in the House MPs work their way through business which is set out on the order paper. Here's what they plan to get through this week. Read more Audio
The House takes a look back at a week's worth of Question Time when the new opposition front bench got to try out its first jabs at the government. Read more Audio
The political year picks up energy with a tit-for-tat and we look at who is and isn't honourable. Read more Audio
The Greens have given up asking ‘patsy’ questions. But could they just ask hard ones instead? And why ask questions at all? Read more Audio
A petition calling for an inquiry into New Zealand's role in the death of six people in Afghanistan has been handed over. The House looks at the rules for petitioning Parliament and its new e-Petition… Read more Audio
More than $75 billion in tax revenue was collected in the last financial year but who keeps tabs on whether the money is well spent? The House takes a look at annual reviews. Read more Audio
Nearly three decades after his maiden speech, Bill English bookended his political career with a valedictory. The House has highlights from both events. Read more Audio
Meal breaks, collective bargaining, 90 day trials and more besides are to change in a bill going through Parliament.
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