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In The House

Posted on 18 Aug 2009

Legislation this week - August 18-20 2009

Government Bills:
Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill - Committee Stages
ACT to Support

Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill - First Reading
ACT to Support

Antarctica (Environmental Protection: Liability Annex) Amendment Bill - First Reading
ACT to Support

Carter Observatory Act Repeal Bill - First Reading
ACT to Support

Private and Local Bills:
Eden Park Trust Amendment Bill - Second Reading
ACT to Support

Members' Bills - Debated Wednesday:
Te Ra o Matariki Bill / Matariki Day Bill - First Reading
Rahui Katene - Maori Party
ACT to Oppose

Local Government (Protection of Auckland Assets) Amendment Bill - First Reading
Phil Twyford - Labour
ACT to Oppose

Social Security (Benefit Review and Appeal Reform) Amendment Bill - First Reading
Sue Bradford - Green Party
ACT to Oppose

International Non - Aggression and Lawful Use of Force Bill - First Reading
Kennedy Graham - Green Party
ACT to Oppose

Employment Relations (Statutory Minimum Redundancy Entitlements) Amendment Bill - First Reading
Darien Fenton - Labour
ACT to Oppose

A more detailed rundown of Parliament this week can be viewed by clicking on 'In The House' or at

The number one spot was not

The number one spot was not either for Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton - For the third time, Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany was declared the Forbes most powerful woman. First Ladies don't come that close – Michelle is only #40. The top American – at #2 – is FDIC Chair Sheila Bair. #3 is PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, and #54 is Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, but she's ranked lower than the other sitting female Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg at #48. It takes more than the best payday loan rates to get on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list.

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