4 Sep 2015

Focus on Politics for 4 September 2015

From Focus on Politics, 6:38 pm on 4 September 2015

Numerous petitions, canvassing such diverse topics as banning shark cage diving to cannabis reform, are presented to Parliament every year for MPs to consider, but very few lead to law changes. So, are they a worthwhile use of MPs' time? Our political reporter, Amelia Langford, takes a look at the role of the petition in New Zealand's democratic process.