20 Jun 2023

MPs trade blows over role of ethnicity in surgery waitlists

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 20 June 2023

MPs have traded blows during a heated debate in Parliament this afternoon over whether surgeons should consider a person's ethnicity when deciding waitlist priority.

Both National and ACT have voiced fierce opposition to the policy, with the Greens and Te Pati Maori in response accusing them of race-baiting.

Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.