9 Sep 2021

Grounded Kiwis lawyer details case to take action over MIQ bookings

From Checkpoint, 6:09 pm on 9 September 2021

Legal action is brewing over the government's managed isolation and quarantine booking system.

The test case was to be a pregnant women, with health complications who was denied an emergency allocation in managed isolation so she could get home to New Zealand for the birth.

But the judicial review is likely to be taken by other claimants after the woman was granted an emergency MIQ spot at the eleventh hour.

Grounded Kiwis has been urging the government to overhaul its MIQ booking system.

London-based lawyer and New Zealander Alexandra Birt is part of that group and joins Lisa Owen with her analysis.