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First reading of the Bill

Audio from the first reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill. It was introduced into Parliament by Justice Minister Amy Adams on 6 July 2017. It is the first expungement scheme to be created in New Zealand. The Bill unanimously passed its first reading. The recording also includes a Parliamentary apology read by Amy Adams.

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  • 0:00:00 - Speaker David Carter
  • 0:00:21 - Amy Adams (Justice Minister, Selwyn, National Party) - includes apology
  • 0:07:45 - Waiata
  • 0:08:21 - Grant Robertson (Wellington Central, Labour Party)
  • 0:18:40 - Paul Foster-Bell (List member, National Party)
  • 0:24:18 - Annette King (Rongotai, Labour Party)
  • 0:34:10 - Sarah Dowie (Invercargill, National Party)
  • 0:38:02 - Jan Logie (List member, Green Party)
  • 0:48:10 - Denis O'Rourke (List member, New Zealand Party)
  • 0:55:52 - Jono Naylor (List member, National Party)
  • 0:59:25 - Marama Davidson (List member, Green Party)
  • 1:04:35 - Marama Fox (List member, Maori Party)
  • 1:09:43 - Chris Bishop (List member, National Party)
  • 1:16:22 - Louisa Wall (Manurewa, Labour Party)
  • 1:26:31 - Voting (Assistant Speaker Trevor Mallard) - includes a vote on the apology


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Record date:6th July 2017
Location:Parliament buildings, Wellington
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Audio courtesy of:Parliament TV