First Term Review: Sixth Parliament
Parliament’s first term ended last week. According to the programme, the term was 11 weeks but the main thrust of the work was compressed into the final 5 weeks of the quarter.
A lot was done in this first term: new parliamentary leadership was elected, the second State of the Nation Address and ensuing debate occurred, new structures were set up and MPs were inducted and received training.
In addition, a big chunk of the time was spent considering, debating and voting on the 2019/20 national budget.
We unpack some of the key numbers and activities below
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"That week in Parliament" is a series of blog posts in which the important Parliamentary events of the week are discussed.