COVID-19: What Parliamentarians around the World have said

Yesterday, I issued the epidemic notice, and today the Minister of Civil Defence declared a state of national emergency, both of which provide us the powers for Government to move the country to level 4. This is the second time in New Zealand’s history that a state of national emergency

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: The UK Parliament

In response to COVID-19, the UK Parliament is currently considering two bills. They are the Coronavirus Bill and the Contingencies Fund Bill. The Coronavirus Bill As of March 24, the Bill had passed in the House of Commons and was being debated in the House of Lords. According to the

Developing Story: COVID-19 and Parliaments

(Written on 22 March. Last Update on 23 March) News reached the world on December 31 last year that in China’s Wuhan port city there were cases of “unusual pneumonia”. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 was unknown then. We all thought it was insignificant and brief. We were all wrong. And

Seven Selected Bills before the UK Parliament (2017-2018)

  The Bills before the UK Parliament (either Commons or Lords) 2017-2019 are comprehensively listed on UK Parliament’s website. The list below is a select few that caught our attention. #1 Certificate of Loss Bill The Bill seeks to make provision for a certificate to be issued to mothers in