Insight

Sunday 17 August 2014, with Philippa Tolley

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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.