15 Jun 2016

Today In Parliament for 15 June 2016

From In Parliament, 6:55 pm on 15 June 2016

Social Housing Minister, Paula Bennett, refuses to identify staff member who leaked existence of police investigation into Te Puea Marae chairman, Hurimoana Dennis, to a journalist. She also denies that it reflects on the culture in her office. Greens co-leader, James Shaw, asks Prime Minister, John Key, if he's seen anyone sleeping in doorways recently. Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, defends decision to limit rise in annual refugee quota to 1000. Government blocks Greens attempt to introduce a member's bill to raise the quota to 1500. Education Minister, Hekia Parata, celebrates NCEA success in the General Debate.