National manipulating parliamentary process | The Jackal

7 Jun 2012

National manipulating parliamentary process

Today, RadioNZ reported:

Opposition parties accuse the Government of trampling over parliamentary process as it pushes its asset sales legislation through the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.

The Mixed Ownership Model Bill is expected to be reported back to Parliament next week, prompting criticism from the Greens and Labour.

The select committee was originally due to report the bill back by 16 July.

Talk about rushing to get the legislation passed before the referendum petition gets enough signatures. This is typical of National, who often manipulate parliamentary process to suit their stupid agenda.

You can download the petition to Keep Our Assets here (PDF).