It was pleasing to hear reports of some mature law-making last night.
Labour, Green, and Maori MPs had been arguing against the use of remote video links for substantive criminal trials without the consent of the accused. Although the government had the numbers to pass the Bill (we assume, although the voting patterns of the ACT party are never predictable), reports are that the Minister, Hon Simon Power, was "persuaded" by the strength of the debate and proposed a handwritten SOP to amend the Bill to address this.
On its face, it looks like mature and responsive law-making, where the merits of the case are at the forefront. An examplar for our MMP multi-party legislature. "Big snaps" to all involved.