Wednesday, June 15, 2011
In this video, from the General Debate in Parliament today, Green MP Kevin Hague, who is openly gay, speaks on the subject of bullying of GLBT youth. He challenges Prime Minister John Key to do more. It's also actually one of the few times in the current Parliament that an MP has addressed GLBT issues.
These videos are a relatively new thing (which is why I haven’t made more use of them). They’re posted to the InTheHouse YouTube Channel and also to the InTheHouse website of the New Zealand Parliament. Question Time is also released as an audio podcast through Radio New Zealand. Parliament Today, a summary of the day’s activities, is also available (I subscribe to both).
The New Zealand Government has been a leader in making official information available online, and all these video and audio files are great resources for anyone interested in following the NZ Parliament. Having easy access to original source material has been especially useful to me as a blogger and podcaster. Sometimes government does get it right.