8 Sep 2015

Today in Parliament for 8 September 2015 - evening edition

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 8 September 2015

Questions about the economic health of the regions and refugees as Parliament resumes after a week's break. Finance Minister, Bill English, concedes some regions are struggling and confirms that an increase in jobs will be outpaced by a rise in unemployment. Opposition questions on refugees are led by the Greens' co-leader James Shaw, and fielded by Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse. The Speaker rejects requests for an urgent debate on the Government's decision to accept an additional six hundred Syrian refugees.