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Goodbye Maurice, We’ll Miss You
“One of the emails I got was that this bill was the cause of our drought. Well this morning it was pouring with rain, and we had this enormous big gay rainbow across my electorate “

— Maurice Williamson, during his Third Reading Marriage Equality speech in 2013, who resigned as a Minister last week following allegations of misconduct.

Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do As A Minister
1. Sample dairy products in China.
2. Order takeaways under your own name.
3. Promote your business interests.
4. Tweet unless you are actually witty.
5. Go on Campbell Live. You’ll get schooled.

Parliament This Week
1. The Veterans’ Support Bill – This bill proposes a new support scheme for veterans of military service.

2. The Vulnerable Children’s Bill – The purpose of the proposed amendments is to protect and improve the wellbeing of vulnerable children.

3. Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill – This bill would establish a mechanism for a victim of a violent offence to obtain a non-contact order against an offender sentenced to imprisonment for five years or more.

Wednesday is a Members’ day, and the House will sit on Thursday morning to progress Treaty of Waitangi settlement bills.

 

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