April 21, 2014

3rd reading tomorrow afternoon or most likely 7:30-9:30pm tomorrow evening

Families Children and Parents Together

Order Paper for the 3rd Reading of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill says that it will be read today

http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/7B3B73E3-47FC-456C-83D3-8BA19D6A5BAC/267569/00HOH20130327_orderpaper_1.pdf

BUT as I was talking to John Bank’s office this morning they told me differently

Today is MEMBERS DAY

Tomorrow is the day for the BILLS

The Order paper only mentions today for both Members Day and the Bills. We spoke about the large volumne of business and Bills that they have to get through and the person I spoke to said that they only get through the first few on the list.

(I have just rung another MP’s office and I was told that the Order Paper can be changed around as well. So at this stage we are expecting the 3rd Reading to be tomorrow sometime but don’t be surpised if that changes.)

The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill 3rd Reading is 2nd on the list.

The Government will begin reading the Bills on this list around about 4pm tomorrow. The first Bill has 12 ten minute speeches so it will probably finish at 6pm. This is why I am thinking that the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill 3rd reading will begin at 7:30pm with its 12 ten minute speeches. So I expect the vote to be around about 9:30pm.

BUT if you would like to listen to the speeches and the vote then please keep checking all afternoon as there is no firm schedule for when this will all happen (it could be changed to around about 4pm).

The 2nd Reading Vote:

61 For (National 59, ACT Party 1, United Future 1)
60 against

So that means we may have all day today and most of tomorrow to write emails and to ring Peter Dunne and John Banks.

 ACTION STATION

If you have not emailed and rung Peter Dunne and John Banks please do so immediately.

Peter Dunne: peter.dunne@parliament.govt.nz, ohariu.mp@parliament.govt.nz

John Banks: johnbanks.epsom@parliament.govt.nz, john.banks@act.org.nz

Put in your subject line as the MPs might not be able to read every email if they get a lot of emails: Please vote against the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

My emails for you to use as a guide targeting their stand on this issue from their Party ideals:

Peter Dunne: http://hef.org.nz/2013/home-education-foundations-email-to-peter-dunne/

John Banks: http://hef.org.nz/2013/home-education-foundations-email-to-john-banks/

Please also ring the MPs. You will probably not be able to talk to the MPs. I have been trying to ring them for several days and I only get their secretaries. When you ring them please make sure you tell the secretaries that you want the MP to vote against the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill while the Social and Work Obligations and Sanctions are still in the Bill.

ACT:  John Banks  (04) 817 9999  (corrected phone number-you will be transferred to his office)

United Future:  Peter Dunne 04 817 6827

THE ISSUES as I see them again:

We will fight this Bill:

1. While ECE is compulsory for any 3 and 4 year old child

2. While the Government is making it compulsory for any mother to have to go to work while she still has children at home

3. While it is compulsory for any child to have to complete the Well Child Checks

4. While our freedoms are slowly being taken from us

Encouragement:

Peter Dunne has changed his vote in the past at the 3rd Reading. So although it is very rare for a Bill to have a different outcome at the 3rd Reading from the 2nd Reading we have lots of hope that this Bill will be one of those rare Bills to change at the 3rd Reading.

So please, please, please write emails and ring these two MPs. It will be the volumne of emails and phone calls that will sway these MPs.

Thankyou to everyone who writes an email and/or rings Peter Dunne and/or John Banks.

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In 1877 New Zealanders lost the freedom to educate our children at home without applying for permission. Our forefathers let us down by not standing up for their rights.

In 2013, will we be the generation that begins to lose the freedom to preschool our own children, to make our own decisions about health care, or to invest our time in our families above a job?

We say NO

Let us protect the children of Beneficiaries

Because this could extend to ALL children

if this passes

SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

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Please do so with the whole post. Thankyou

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Related Links:

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 5 October 2012:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

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Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

http://hef.org.nz/2012/make-a-submission-reject-compulsory-early-education-for-3-year-olds/