14. Will the introduction of an upper house slow law making down to the point of gridlock?

14. Will the introduction of an upper house slow law making down to the point of gridlock?

Answer

Working more slowly is deliberate as the policy description outlines. Unbridled power to Cabinet has resulted in rushed legislation that has violated peoples rights. If there’s gridlock then the public will be well aware of it – it knows its rights and the Upper House would be highlighting the problem. We are of the view it would make Cabinet far less willing to ride roughshod over rights – which we suggest is a good thing.


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