25 Aug 2016

The Day In Parliament for 25 August 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 25 August 2016

David Parker's Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill voted down by 61 votes to 60 after Peter Dunne withdraws his earlier support for the bill to with National and Act to defeat the combined votes of Labour, the Greens, New Zealand First and the Maori Party; Health Committee begins hearing the first of around 1800 oral submissions due to be made on former Labour MP Maryann Street's petition - signed by almost 9,000 people - calling for an inquiry into public attitudes towards euthanasia; Government faces questions on plans for online education; General Debate features Hekia Parata, Andrew Little and Nathan Guy.