10 May 2016

Today In Parliament for 10 May 2016 - evening edition

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 10 May 2016

Prime Minister, John Key, comes to Question Time armed with fresh data from Panama Papers showing New Zealand's involvement with foreign trusts is much less than claimed by the Opposition. Among organisations identified by Mister Key as having foreign trusts are Greenpeace International, Amnesty International and the Red Cross. He also claims that Green list MP, Mojo Mathers, has a foreign trust but, in a personal statement, she maintains that she is only a beneficiary of a family trust based in the United Kingdom. In other questions, Labour's finance spokesman, Grant Robertson, continues his attempt to wring an admission from Finance Minister, Bill English, that unemployment has risen since National took office in 2008.