Labour MP David Parker's bill will go before Parliament. Photo / Jason Oxenham, NZ Herald

Labour MP David Parker’s bill will go before Parliament. Photo / Jason Oxenham, NZ Herald

Labour MP David Parker is my Face of the Day, for his contribution towards the extinction of the Dead Tree Media.

If his bill is successful newspaper delivery boys will have to be paid minimum wage. While this is great for 12 year old Johnny, I cannot imagine that it will be good for an industry already facing massive restructuring due to declining sales. Offers of $1 New Zealand Heralds as well as free Tupperware if you sign up for a subscription, is not going to create enough profit to pay minimum wage to children who currently work for a few bucks an hour.