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Bill Watch 30/2019 - Tripartite Negotiating Forum Act Gazetted plus Coming Up in Parliament This Week

BILL WATCH 30/2019

[11th June 2019]

Both Houses will be Sitting This Week

Tripartite Negotiating Forum Act Gazetted and in Force

The Tripartite Negotiating Forum Act, 2019 (Act No. 3 of 2019) was gazetted and came into force on Tuesday 4th June [Government Gazette Extraordinary dated 4th June 2019].  It can be downloaded from the Veritas website [link].

BILL WATCH 28-2019 of 28 May - One Bill Passed, More Expected to be Passed This Week

  BILL WATCH 28/2019

[28th May 2019]

Both Houses Sat Last Week and is Sitting Again This Week

Coming Up in Parliament This Week

At the end of last Thursday’s sitting both Houses adjourned until today, Tuesday 28th May.  This is a departure from the Sitting Calendar, which envisaged a break until 11th June.  The departure must have been prompted by the need for accelerated progress on pending Bills.

Bill Watch 24/2019 - The Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill : Is it Constitutional?

In our Bill Watch 22/2019 of the 17th April we analysed the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill to see how far it differs from the Public Order and Security Act, and we concluded that the Bill will make no material difference to the existing law. 

In this Bill Watch we shall examine the Bill again to see whether its provisions, if enacted, will be constitutional.

The Constitution

Bill Watch 16-2019 In the Senate This Week + National Assembly Update for Last Week

BILL WATCH 16/2019

[27th March 2019]

The Senate is Sitting This Week

The National Assembly has Adjourned to Tuesday 7th May

In the Senate This Week

Yesterday

Cyclone Idai

The Senate resumed sitting yesterday, Tuesday 26th March, having been in recess for the previous two weeks.  At the end of Thursday’s sitting it is expected to adjourn until Tuesday 7th May. 

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