How urgent is that urgency?
So how urgent do we need to pass a massive change to bail laws? As the very clever Idiot/Savant points out..
In fact, you need to go back a decade, all the way to 1998, to last find a time where actual policy bills were being passed under urgency without select committee scrutiny (and then primarily because the National-led government of the time was deliberately requiring them to come into force very quickly). Even then, the policy was minor. You need to go back even further, to the early 90's, or even the Douglas Blitzkrieg of the 80's, to find significant policy being passed in this way.
…so we are going to be passing bail laws from ones where there has to be a “real or substantial risk” to the public to any risk at all which will make numbers within our corrupt and violent prison system skyrocket upwards with no discussion whatsofucking ever because ACT and National are ram-roading change through just as the mainstream media jet off to Fiji for the holidays, all under urgency measures that we haven’t seen used in this country for a decade. This decision will only further exacerbate the damage prisons cause and it is a gross and offensive misuse of urgency to shut down debate over powers that will effect many.