12 Sep 2019

Opposition sharpens attack over allegations of sexual assault

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 12 September 2019

The Opposition is sharpening its attack of the government over allegations of sexual assault. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has apologised to the complainants who've made allegations of bullying and serious sexual assault, saying she recognises the actions of the party have added to their distress. The party president Nigel Haworth quit yesterday, after a conversation with Ms Ardern. National's deputy leader used parliamentary privilege to name several of the Prime Minister's most senior staff and a Cabinet minister who she says have known for some time about the allegations. Paula Bennett joins us on the programme.