Focus on Politics for 17 June 2016

From Focus on Politics, 6:42 pm on 17 June 2016

The numbers of refugees New Zealand will accept was boosted this week to one thousand people, to take effect from 2018 - the first increase in 30 years. The annual quota of 750 has not been raised since 1987. Emergency placements of refugees will also be doubled to 100, for each year in the next three years. There's been a strong campaign to double the annual quota to 1500, but the government says it still has to make sure those people moving to New Zealand have the support and services they need.