6 Apr 2017

The history of cross-party support in NZ

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:34 pm on 6 April 2017

There has been a lot of talk recently about cross-party cooperation in NZ politics. However, the reality is that this approach, in relation to major parties working together, is the exception rather than the norm in our history.

Historian, Grant Morris of Victoria University looks back at some examples of cross-party cooperation in our history and questions why it doesn't happen more often. 

Group portrait of members of the National Ministry of New Zealand. 1916.

Group portrait of members of the National Ministry of New Zealand. 1916. Photo: National Library/Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew