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First reading of the Bill

Audio from the first reading of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. It was introduced into Parliament by Justice Minister Kris Faafoi on 5 August 2021. The first reading passed 87-to-33 votes. It was a party vote, with the National Party voting against the Bill and all others voting for it to be sent to the Justice Select Committee.

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  • 0:00:00 - Speaker Trevor Mallard
  • 0:00:10 - Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi (Mana, Labour Party)
  • 0:08:04 - Simon Bridges (Tauranga, National Party)
  • 0:15:34 - Ayesha Verrall (List, Labour Party)
  • 0:22:30 - Louise Upston (Taupō, National Party)
  • 0:31:00 - Chlöe Swarbrick (Auckland Central, Greens Party) tables the Bill to assist National MPs
  • 0:32:08 - Marja Lubeck (List, Labour Party)
  • 0:42:10 - Elizabeth Kerekere (List, Green Party)
  • 0:52:28 - Nicole McKee (List, Act Party)
  • 1:01:55 - Tāmati Coffey (List, Labour Party)
  • 1:07:02 - Louisa Wall (List, Labour Party)
  • 1:12:40 - Chris Penk (Kaipara ki Mahurangi, National Party)
  • 1:17:55 - Rawiri Waititi (Waiariki, Te Paati Māori)
  • 1:22:50 - Glen Bennett (New Plymouth, Labour Party)
  • 1:33:00 - Barbara Kuriger (Taranaki-King Country, National Party)
  • 1:43:18 - Shanan Halbert (Northcote, Labour Party)
  • 1:53:38 - Deputy Speaker Adrian Rurawhe, voting


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Record date:5th August 2021
Audio courtesy of:Parliament TV
Location:Parliament buildings, Wellington
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