12 Feb 2024

Chris Hipkins on lobbyist access to parliament

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 12 February 2024

Moves by Parliament's Speaker to overturn a blanket ban on lobbyists having swipe card access to parliament have been labelled a significant step backwards.

Gerry Brownlee has said he didn't agree with the ban, he also won't be publishing an approved visitor list, which names those with swipe card access.

The ban was brought in last year after a request from Labour leader and then Prime Minister Chris Hipkins.

Hipkins spoke to Charlotte Cook.