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Labour's domestic violence bill drawn

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/06/2017

Parliament is going to debate a Labour Party bill designed to create stronger penalties for domestic violence.

Nanaia Mahuta's bill would make the offence an aggravating factor at sentencing.

It was one of two bills drawn from the latest members' ballot and will go on parliament's order paper for a first reading.

It isn't likely to come up until after th Nanaia Mahuta's domestic violence bill would make the offence an aggravating factor at sentencing. © Getty Images Nanaia Mahuta's domestic violence bill would make the offence an aggravating factor at sentencing. e election.

The other bill drawn was also drafted by a Labour MP.

Chris Hipkins' bill is an attempt to change the way members of the Teaching Council are chosen.

At present all nine members are appointed by the minister of education.

The bill would increase the number of members to 13 with seven elected by teachers and six appointed by the minister.

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