Second sitting next month

Tuesday November 06, 2018 Written by Published in Politics
Mac Mokoroa sworn in as Minister for Internal Affairs and Police at the most recent sitting of parliament in September. 18092522 Mac Mokoroa sworn in as Minister for Internal Affairs and Police at the most recent sitting of parliament in September. 18092522

The second session of Parliament post 2018 general election will be held next month, confirmed the acting Clerk of Parliament Tangata Vainerere.

 

Vainerere said the Parliament sitting would start on December 3.

He said the days of sitting would be determined by the number of bills that would be put before the House.

The opening Parliament session after the June 14 election was held from September 19 to 28.

The re-appointment of Nikki Rattle as the Speaker of the Parliament was the first business in that sitting followed by the swearing in of the new Minister for Internal Affairs and Police Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa, who replaced the absent Albert Nicholas.

The Members of the Parliament were sworn in followed by the ceremonial opening of the parliament in which the Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters delivered the message from the throne.

The 2018/19 Budget was also passed in that sitting followed by the passing of the Welfare Amendment Bill.

The Opposition will be led by their new parliamentary leader Terepai Maoate Jr in this upcoming sitting.

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