Posts Tagged ‘David Seymour’

Euthanasia bill: One amendment down, more than 100 to go Comments 0

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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The third reading of the End of Life Choice Bill began in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. It had passed its second reading, in June, 70 votes to 50. This stage will see politicians debating and individually voting on possibly more than a hundred changes to the bill, in a process that may take Read more

NZ Parliament turns democracy on its head Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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I am writing to congratulate Members of Parliament who bravely defended the God-given right to life of every member of our community and voted against the End of Life Choice bill (EOLCB). By voting in favour of this bill at the second reading, Parliament has abandoned its commitment to upholding a culture of life and Read more

End of Life Choice Bill – the real fight is still to come Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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On Wednesday evening David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill passed the second reading stage by 70 votes to 50; 9 votes more than the 61 votes required. It was a slimmer margin than the one achieved at first reading in December 2017. The vote then was 76 to 44. While the vote appears decisive with Read more

MP gets cross party support and a security escort Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Green MP Golriz Ghahraman is being accompanied by a security escort at all times following a series of death threats. The MP has seen a significant escalation in threats of violence following comments by ACT MP David Seymour, a source told Stuff. Ghahraman is an Iranian-Kiwi refugee, lucky to escape war and persecution as a Read more

Hate Speech – who decides what is insulting or offensive? Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has told Newshub that her government won’t ban criticism of religious groups, but it is reviewing whether New Zealand laws go far enough in stopping violence against them. Both ACT party leader David Seymour and Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki appear to agree that people should be allowed to express their Read more

Ninety per cent of submissions oppose assisted dying bill Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

More than 90 per cent of New Zealanders who made submissions oppose the End of Life Choice Bill. The Care Alliance analysed virtually all of the more than 38,000 submissions made to Parliament’s justice select committee on Act leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. It found that 90.2 per cent opposed the bill, Read more

David Seymour and Bill English debate euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Emotions were running high as vocal proponents for and against euthanasia debated the controversial issue at a public meeting in Wellington, with doctor culpability and protections for the vulnerable both front and centre. Continue reading Related Posts:Euthanasia: Doctor says let MPs or mayors end livesVoluntary euthanasia – public may get referendumSir Bill and Dr Mary Read more

End of Life Choice Bill contains flaws that are impossible to fix Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Parliament has started hearing submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill, and if the last round of submissions is anything to go by, they’ll hear a lot of opposition. In response, MPs may be tempted to think they can fix the Bill—narrowing the scope, tightening the wording, maybe limiting it to terminal illness and Read more

David Seymour wants to cancel public holidays except Anzac and Waitangi Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

On Wednesday, the MP was asked to share his thoughts on whether Matariki should become one of New Zealand’s public holidays. “I think people should be able to make their own holiday arrangements. We don’t need the Government to tell us when to take the day off.” Read more Related Posts:Ukraine defies Russia over ChristmasWellington Read more

Euthanasia Bill clearly intends to go beyond terminal illness Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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“What is clear is that this Bill intends to go beyond terminal illness; what is unclear is exactly what conditions are in or out,” says the Disability Rights Commissioner. “It is readily apparent that the scope is unclear and misunderstood,” said Paula Tesoriero. Paula Tesoriero published a scathing assessment of David Seymour’s End of Life Read more