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Legislation enabling the Government to sell down up to 49 per cent of four state-owned enterprises has passed its first reading in Parliament by a single vote.
The Mixed Ownership Model Bill was subject to a boisterous debate and passed by 61 votes to 60. It now goes before the finance and expenditure select committee, where public submissions will be heard, and is due to return to the House before July 16.
As well National’s 59 votes, the support of Act’s John Banks and UnitedFuture MP Peter Dunne secured passage of the bill.