FSLAB now next month's business

Anyone waiting for the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill to become law will have to hang on until at least April 2.

Wednesday, March 20th 2019, 6:00AM

Kris Faafoi

The bill had been at number five on the parliamentary order paper for today.

But, in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, plans have changed.

Today's session including a speech from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and responses from other party leaders. The House then adjourned until Wednesday afternoon.

But the plan for Wednesday is also for a shortened session.

Leader of the house Chris Hipkins said it would then adjourn until April 2.

"This revised plan gives MPs the flexibility to stay in their electorate."

Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi had earlier acknowledged the frustrations of those waiting for more clarity about operating a business under the FSLAB regime and said he expected the bill to be passed in March.


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