Tag: Legislative Assembly

Opposition ‘walk out’ over lack of access

Opposition ‘walk out’ over lack of access

| 26/05/2020 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean led an angry walk-out of the Legislative Assembly last week, accusing Cabinet of “truncating” the opposition. After complaining that no other business but that of government had been allowed on the order paper for the meeting, McLean said the government frontbench “should be ashamed of themselves”.

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Miller argues alternative to pension withdrawals

Miller argues alternative to pension withdrawals

| 27/04/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): MLA Ezzard Miller (NS) has proposed an alternative to allowing people to access their pension funds as a way of injecting cash into the economy to battle the financial fallout from the COVID-19 panic. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Miller said that while he supports the pension holiday he is the only […]

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Law change enables bosses to retain workers

Law change enables bosses to retain workers

| 24/04/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The premier steered a small but important amendment to the Labour Law through the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, allowing Cabinet to grant extensions or exemptions to provisions in the law in the face of a disaster or calamity, including the type of health crisis presented by COVID-19. Using the new power, Cabinet has extended […]

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Eden presides as MLAs add new standing order

Eden presides as MLAs add new standing order

| 22/04/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Ten MLAs met in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, with Anthony Eden as the temporary speaker, and amended Standing Orders, the rules that govern the parliamentary proceedings, to add a new one. For the first time in the history of the LA, the new rule will allow members to attend LA meetings via electronic […]

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MLAs to pick new deputy speaker

MLAs to pick new deputy speaker

| 17/04/2020 | 128 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED correcting day of deputy speaker election: Ten Members of the Legislative Assembly will meet next Wednesday, obeying social distancing rules, in order to amend Standing Orders, paving the way for all members to sit in a virtual session the following day. At that emergency meeting members will elected a deputy speaker and amend […]

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Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

| 28/02/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Now that the speaker of the Legislative Assembly has taken a leave of absence and the deputy speaker has resigned, the LA has been left “with a procedural void” if urgent legislation needs to be passed, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has said. He is calling on the opposition members to join him in […]

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45 pieces of legislation gazetted

45 pieces of legislation gazetted

| 17/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Government has now gazetted 45 pieces of legislation since the beginning of the year, including new bills, amendments and regulations, which it appears the Legislative Assembly will be debating during the upcoming session due to start at the end of the month. Although the bulk of the legislation relates to the financial services sector, […]

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LA date set for referendum bill

LA date set for referendum bill

| 15/10/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has issued the official proclamation for the Legislative Assembly to meet on 28 October, when government is expected to present the draft referendum bill for debate during the session. The law for this historic vote on the cruise berthing project is expected to pass through the parliament without any problems. But […]

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Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

| 14/11/2018 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has suggested that the cruise lines will be financing the development of the proposed cruise pier facility and cargo expansion in George Town, if the project goes ahead, regardless of which of the three groups of bidders is selected to undertake the development. During an exchange of parliamentary questions in […]

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Legislative Assembly faces tight agenda

Legislative Assembly faces tight agenda

| 14/11/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly is due to begin proceedings today in the last meeting for 2018. Facing a packed agenda, MLAs will be debating around 18 bills and dealing with a number of other pieces of government and opposition business in what is planned to be a short three-day session. 

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Concerns raised over rushed legislation

Concerns raised over rushed legislation

| 01/11/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Government plans to present more than 20 pieces of legislation when the Legislative Assembly meets on 14 November, but it appears it will only be sitting for a matter of days, despite the number of bills and other business being carried over from the previous sitting. Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller says he is very […]

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