Business of Government: scrutiny weeks, mission control, AI and more...

Business of Government: scrutiny weeks, mission control, AI and more...
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Jem Traylen
The first day of parliament’s inaugural financial scrutiny week was certainly a game of two halves.On Monday, it kicked off with MPs having an informative and well-tempered back and forth with science minister Judith Collins but the meeting with public service minister Nicola Willis was marred by traditional point-scoring politics by Labour and National.In my preview piece, I noted that the clerk of the House advised MPs the new approach was as much about a change in culture and behaviour as it was about changing the rules.I signed off by...

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