Holly Walker has announced:
The Green Party is pleased that the Government Administration Committee will take extra time to carefully consider the Lobbying Disclosure Bill.
The committee has been granted a six month extension until July next year before reporting the Bill back to the House. This extension is to allow Ms Walker to develop further options for the committeeâ€™s consideration, taking into account the issues raised in submissions.
â€śThis extension means the committee can really give the Bill the time it deserves to ensure that the lobbying disclosure regime is the best it can be,â€ť said Ms Walker.
â€śI will prepare some options for the committee to consider to ensure we work towards a lobbying disclosure regime appropriate for New Zealandâ€™s political context.
Oh come on, despite all the offers to help,Â Walker is wasting Parliamentâ€™s time for what my sources tell me will be an complete re-write of the Bill.Â Select Committees are supposed to be for tweaking and reviewing a Bill not bending over backward to do a job of an incompetent MP.
Might I suggest some questions the Gallery should be asking:
- Will Holly Walker ensure that there is another round of public submissions on theÂ newÂ â€średraftedâ€ť Bill?
- Will Holly Walker take up any of the offers from more qualified people to help redraft the Bill or will she continue the â€śpedestrian MP knows bestâ€ť attitude?
- Will Holly Walker commit to not choosing favoured/left-wing submitters and blocking oral submissions she does not like?