It could only happen in the National Party

Interesting discussion between Nat MPs Sam Lotu-Iiga and Louise Upston on Twitter this afternoon:

Louise Upston might be interested to note that the closing date for submissions, set by Sam Lotu-Iiga as Chair of Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee, was actually last Friday. Yes, her colleague Sam Lotu-Iiga allowed only 11 working days for submissions on this Bill, and Upston obviously doesn’t realise this.

There is already disquiet about the lack of time for democratic input on this Bill. So come on, Louise – you were obviously blindsided by the short deadline too. So have a chat with your colleague Sam, and get the deadline extended by a couple of weeks so people’s voices are heard.