Posts Tagged ‘conscience votes’

Shop Trading Hours Bill no longer a matter of conscience for MPs Comments 0

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

In a recent blog, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand pointed out that some of the MPs speaking in favour of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill  referred  to the importance of freedom of choice.  “However, they have given away their own freedom of choice in relation to this significant measure.  Families, communities and low-paid retail workers will Read more

Lobby group releases NZ MPs voting records on family issues Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Family First has released a guide on how current MPs have voted on controversial family and conscience issues in the last 12 years. The resource, titled “Value Your Vote 2014”, was released in early August, about seven weeks before New Zealand’s general election. The issues covered include redefining marriage, the anti-smacking law, parental notification for teenage Read more