Sunday 17 August 2014, with Philippa Tolley
Philippa Tolley explores whether more distance is needed between politicians and some immigration decisions
A series of high profile immigration cases involving ministerial decisions has raised questions over the impact of lobbying in the process.
Now there are calls for a greater distance between Ministers of the Crown and final immigration requests.
The option of a ministerial request isn't unique to New Zealand.
But Philippa Tolley investigates if there is a need for change.