Saturday, May 02, 2009

Technical amendments...the ex officio delegate question

A bunch of drier proposals now but practically relevant nevertheless...an example...

Don Boudria is speaking strongly against the ex officio delegate amendment which seeks to limit the number of parliamentary ex officios by designating only current MPs and Senators as ex officios, says all former serving officials should be welcomed. I am inclined to agree given the sweat hours such people put in to the party. Understand the powerful arguments regarding primacy of members and active pols but institutional memories are a good thing...

It was defeated, the Boudria speech was influential.