28 May 2020

National Party calls on Greens to vote Covid-19 benefit down

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 28 May 2020

The Opposition has sought to drive a wedge between the Greens and their government partners, saying they've once again been forced to swallow a dead rat.

The Government pushed a proposed law through its first and second reading in Parliament last night, paving the way for a new Covid-19 welfare payment.

The Green Party has been vocal in saying the bill does not go far enough, but National says it should then show some principle and vote it down.

RNZ's deputy political editor Craig McCulloch reports.