Act forces Labour's hand on bill

Act forces Labour's hand on billAct won a small but significant victory in Parliament last night, with Labour supporting a victims' rights amendment in the Criminal Justice Reform Bill rather than face the embarrassment of losing a vote. Once Act had gained the… [NZ Politics]

It is becoming clearer by the day that Labour has lost the ability to govern. They only narrowly dodged losing a vote yesterday by having to support an ACT amendment.

The list of votes and bills that Labour have either pulled from the order paper or narrowly missed because they changed their support at the last minute is growing.

Labour once in full command in the house is now being yanked from pillar to post by the smaller parties. Parliament mustn't be a fun place to be on the government side right now.

The pressure will build and build and build, something will give soon as Labour faces loss after loss. 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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