Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament.
Broadcasts on House sitting days 6:55pm and 10:35pm and Sunday 7:30am and 10:45pm
What's in a name? Submitters and MPs say it matters a lot especially when it comes to the title of a bill on family and whanau violence. Read more Audio
Submitters arguing for and against a country of origin food labeling law brought a tasty array of props to Parliament this week. Read more Audio
A settlement bill which would give care and support workers pay rises to suit their qualifications and experience could cost the government more in the long run warn care providers. Read more Audio
The latest from the House Read more Video, Audio
A bill to give victims of domestic violence better protections at work could encourage more men to open up but lawyers warn the bill's current drafting still needs work. Read more Audio
The Government's budget was a popular topic in the House last week but how are decisions made on where the money will go and what does Parliament have to do with it? The House explains what stage the… Read more Audio
The presentation of the Government's budget sparked a debate of optimism and pessimism in the House. Read more Audio
Parliament has a new owners manual and the Clerks who need to be familiar with the rules have nearly 900 pages of detailed information to get reacquainted with. Read more Audio
The Ministry for Vulnerable Children says women who were forced to adopt out their children had "very little choice" but the state is not responsible. Read more Audio
The Government has refused to add a blasphemy repeal to a bill eliminating redundant laws, ...partly because it is obsolete. Read more Video
It's budget week - when on behalf of their wallets, people become intensely interested in finance policy. The House talks to Treasury about how the budget is born. Read more Video, Audio
Parliament restrains the power of Government partly by asking pesky questions. But it’s harder than it looks. Read more Audio
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