Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament.
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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The Government has refused to add a blasphemy repeal to a bill eliminating redundant laws, ...partly because it is obsolete.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
When your home is unsafe and your violent partner is controlling your every move, how do you escape? Parliament is exploring a pathway. Read more Audio
Healthy home advocates say a bill requiring tougher standards for rental properties needs more incentives to get landlords on board. Read more Audio
When the Annual Review Debate wrapped up this week it was hard to escape housing. Read more Audio
The leader of the House gives a heads up to the week and the MPs debate mental health and corrections in the House. Read more Audio
Last week Parliament got only its third Leader of the House in more than 16 years. Did you notice? Probably not. Have you heard of it? We can fix that. Read more Audio
The government’s support for its Pacific neighbours has been praised in the House by members during a debate on government spending. Read more Audio
The visiting Speaker of Samoa's Parliament says Samoa and New Zealand have much to teach each other. Read more Audio
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