New Zealand First has questioned the Speaker’s ruling in Parliament that the Prime Minister did not need to apologise for saying the Labour Party supported rapists, child molesters and murderers.
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New Zealand First walked out of Parliament before Question Time today after the Speaker ruled out New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters from being there.
Opposition Members of Parliament are more than twice as likely to be expelled from the House as government MPs since National has become government, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.
New Zealand First is not prepared to support any change to Parliament’s prayer and has written to the Speaker to inform him of this.
The Speaker’s delay of 31 days to work out what the breach of privilege issues were in relation to questions asked by members during a hearing of evidence at the Finance and Expenditure Committee has got to be a new record says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First has called on the Speaker to stop recognising United Future as a political party in Parliament as the Electoral Commission has ruled that it must go through the process of registering a new party.
Rt Hon Winston Peters led New Zealand First MPs out of Parliament this afternoon in protest at Speaker David Carter’s inexplicable rulings over the status of United Future which has been deregistered by the Electoral Commission through lack of mem
The role of Speaker is fundamental to our Parliamentary Democracy.
The choice of Speaker is of great importance – it is a significant event.
New Zealand First has offered to contribute funding towards the cost of electronic note-taking equipment for Green MP Mojo Mathers to enable her to take a full part in parliament without having to pay for it herself.