The Government is set to celebrate the end of its 100-day plan, but what comes next - and how smoothly it goes - is another matter. Sam Sachdeva reports on the procedural manoeuvrings that could take place over the parliamentary term.
The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) is worried the Government is trying to push through changes to the education system without adequate consultation.
The tertiary education sector was out in force at Parliament, fighting against a proposed amendment to the Education Act they say poses a huge risk to its credibility. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Transparency and openness were the messages being peddled when Corrections Minister Louise Upston appeared before a select committee.
The quality of housing was again the subject of heated discussion at Parliament, when Social Housing Minister Amy Adams fronted up to a Select Committee hearing.
The Immigration Minister defended the Government’s immigration policy when appearing before a Select Committee, saying he had no interest in devastating industry. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
New Education Minister Nikki Kaye has survived her first appearance before the Education and Science Select Committee relatively unscathed, writes Shane Cowlishaw, who sat in on the hearings into Vote Education and Tertiary Education.
The potential ability for chief executives to exempt organisations from proposed measures to combat money laundering have been questioned.
A Select Committee has recommended children and older citizens be allowed to cycle on footpaths, while bells will essentially become mandatory for many cyclists. But will these measures improve safety for everyone?
A public petition to allow children and senior citizens to cycle on the footpath has gained support from the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee.