United Future leader Peter Dunne points out the shifting of the doomsday clock closer to midnight is a "timely reminder of the dangerous and challenging times that the world faces at the moment" and says immigration is a good thing in the debate on the Prime Minister's Statement*.
*The Prime Minister’s Statement is the annual equivalent of what the Governor General or the Queen does at the State Opening of a new Parliament (after an election). It serves the same purpose (a mix of state of the nation and statement of intent) but with less pomp and pageantry. The statement is a formal motion asking the House to continue to support the Prime Minister's administration. The House debates and votes on whether it has confidence in the Government.
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