Parliament returns from recess this week, for a three week sitting. Finally! Something to blog about! Tomorrow I expect the government will introduce its Criminal proceeds (Recovery) Bill, which has been hanging around in the ether for the last month. Wednesday is a Member's Day, which will see a vote on the second reading of the Manukau City Council (Control of Street Prostitution) Bill (which should be interesting). Thursday will see the release of the Auditor-General's report into the misuse of Parliamentary Services funds, and almost certainly a debate on it, despite National's claim to the contrary. Beyond that, according to the sitting programme, there are only seven more sitting weeks (and three Member's Days) until christmas.
It will be interesting to see whether the mudslinging and poisonous atmosphere which prevailed before the recess will carry over, or whether our MPs will behave themselves. Unfortunately, I expect the worst.