13 Feb 2019

Govt questioned on housing, tax, economy as Parliament returns

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 13 February 2019

The barbecues and jandals are out, and suits and long hours sitting in the debating chamber are in, for MPs who returned to Parliament for the first sitting block of the year yesterday. First order of the day in the House was the opening debate where the government came under fire for its performance on housing, tax and the economy, while National's recent poor poll results attracted sharp jibes from the other side of the house. Now-independent MP Jami-Lee Ross also made his return, and sat on the back benches while his former National colleagues traded blows across the floor.