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International Finance Agreements Amendment Bill

Introduced on Sept 9. Enables New Zealand to become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and to implement New Zealand’s obligations under the Articles of Agreement of the Infrastructure Bank. Received its first reading on September 15 with all parties apart from NZ First supporting. The bill was sent to the Foreign affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for consideration with Opposition parties angry at the curtailed process with a report back due by October 22 2015. Reported back with minor amendment on October 22. Completed second reading on Nov 5, committee stage on Nov 10 and third reading on Nov 12 with just NZ First opposedInternational Finance Agreements Amendment Bill