Posts Tagged ‘Trevor Mallard’

How tolerant of diversity are we? I mean, really?

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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I had to go to Wellington last Tuesday afternoon. On the way home, rather than avoid the CBD and take the most direct route onto the Hutt motorway, I decided for no particular reason to go through town. I knew about the protest convoy that had rolled into town earlier that day but assumed it Read more

Parliamentary prayer: You say “yes” I say “no”

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Speaker Trevor Mallard does not have any plans to revisit the parliamentary prayer, even though it was less popular among MPs and in public feedback than the previous one. The majority want change. It is just that they were split about what the change should be. Mallard appeared before the governance and administration select committee Read more

Mallard baulks at MPs’ new prayer

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Assistant Speaker Trevor Mallard is objecting to the proposed new prayer for Parliament, saying while it removes religious elements from the English version, it deceptively puts them into the Maori version. It also appeared to confer rights of Parliament’s sovereignty on the local iwi, Te Atiawa. Speaker David Carter appears to have consulted only MPs Read more