15 Nov 2018

Jacinda Ardern pushes Scott Morrison on Nauru refugees

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 15 November 2018

A new leader, but the same response: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison is offering no concessions on the treatment and deportation of New Zealanders convicted of serious crimes.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern raised the issue with Mr Morrison in the first face-to face meeting between the pair on the fringes of a regional leaders summit in Singapore on Wednesday.

Ms Ardern says she got a fair hearing and improved awareness of New Zealand's concerns about the deportations, but little else.