A parliamentary first

Have a look through this Hansard and you see a parliamentary first. A Government voting against a closure motion on a government bill. You also see lots of fillibustering their own bill also.

STUART SMITH (National—Kaikōura): I move, That the question be now put.

A party vote was called for on the question, That the question be now put.

Ayes 57

New Zealand National 56; ACT Party 1.

Noes 63

New Zealand Labour 46; New Zealand First 9; Green Party 8.

Motion not agreed to.

So last week the Government was so disorganised they were slowing down their own legislation yet this week they are going to go into urgency because they say they have so much to do.

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