Articles tagged Parliament

At his party's recent conference, ACT leader David Seymour made the case for reducing the size of Parliament. But smaller government doesn't always equal small government, Liam Hehir writes, arguing that doubling the number of MPs could be a better call.

Steven Joyce, National’s “Mr Fix-It”, bids farewell to Parliament after almost a decade in politics. His valedictory speech covers his career highlights, viral fame, and the personal toll of the job. Sam Sachdeva reports.

A group of political and legal academics has urged the Government to scrap its controversial waka-jumping bill, calling it an “undesirable and harmful” law which could damage New Zealand’s democracy.

With Parliament currently considering a "waka-jumping" law to prevent MPs from switching parties, Liam Hehir argues voters, not party leaders, should hold politicians accountable for any defections.

Trevor Mallard says he wants to be a hands-off Speaker in Parliament - if MPs are prepared to play ball. Mallard spoke to Sam Sachdeva about which predecessor is his role model and his plans for parliamentary reform.