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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard

ANDREW BAYLY (National—Hunua): Thank you very much. I would like to just highlight the issue around the process for selecting members to the board of the TAB. It’s covered in clause 46A, and what it says is that the Minister must establish a selection panel for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Minister for the appointment of members of the governing body of the TAB. This is something that was substantially changed in the select committee stage, and so this is a new insertion into the bill that we are now, obviously, discussing here today.

CHAIRPERSON (Adrian Rurawhe): I just want to tell a member that that’s in Part 3, although the purpose of the bill is in Part 1, so you’re being really specific and you should bring that up in Part 3. I’ll hand back to you, and speak to this part of the bill.

ANDREW BAYLY: Yeah. Sorry, but I’m just trying to be very specific because I’ve only got one point I really want to raise, so—

CHAIRPERSON (Adrian Rurawhe): Yeah. That’s a point that should be made in Part 3, though—that’s what I’m saying.

ANDREW BAYLY: Can I—would you like me to continue or not?

CHAIRPERSON (Adrian Rurawhe): Well, you could continue in terms of Part 1, which includes the purpose, so if you linked what you were saying—

ANDREW BAYLY: OK, so just with the purpose, obviously, the purpose statement is around—the bill is about making sure that we’ve got the right process in place for the establishment of a credible board to the TAB; about making sure that we’ve got the right objectives for that organisation and the right level of accountability back to the industry itself through Racing New Zealand. I fully endorse those principles, and I think this bill actually helps to achieve that and get us to that point. So I’ll come back to the point I was just raising before in the next stage.

The question was put that the amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper 516 in the name of the Rt Hon Winston Peters to Part 1 be agreed to.

Amendments agreed to.

Part 1 as amended agreed to.

Part 2 Clauses 7A to 44, and Schedule 2

The question was put that the amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper 516 in the name of the Rt Hon Winston Peters to Part 2 be agreed to.

Amendments agreed to.

Part 2 as amended agreed to.

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