No bicameral Parliament for us, says Mr Speaker

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Speaker of the House David Carter is in Australia on a little fact finding tour to discover why not to have a parliamentary system like they do.

Mr Carter and parliamentary clerk David Wilson are in Canberra this week and on Monday observed a Senate estimates hearing.

During the hearing Senate President Stephen Parry indicated an interest in New Zealand parliamentary reform.

“This could be the road back to them getting a bicameral system – let’s hope this works,” Senator Parry said.

New Zealand’s Legislative Council was abolished in 1951.

But Mr Carter has flat out rejected the idea.

“Definitely not. (I have) no interest, nor has there been any discussion about introducing a bicameral system for New Zealand,” he told NZ Newswire.

But why are we even talking about it?  There is absolutely no call for a change of this kind.

Well, except for one lunatic.

But the issue will become a talking point in this year’s election campaign if The Opportunities Party founder Gareth Morgan gets his way.

His party has a policy seeking to restore the legislative council.

He also wants to see New Zealand introduce a written Constitution.

Erm, this will not become a talking point in this year’s election campaign.   Morgan is a political moron, and unless he makes an even bigger boob of himself, the topic will not get any traction.


– NZN via Yahoo! News

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