1 Dec 2023

Labour want answers over changes to WHO regulations

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 1 December 2023

Labour is demanding answers over a move by the new coalition government to defer decisions on proposed changes to international health regulations as part of its coalition deal with New Zealand First.

New Zealand First has demanded there has to be a national interest test first before any amendments are accepted.

The new Health Minister, Shane Reti, was not available to speak to Morning Report, but his spokesperson said New Zealand needs more time to consider the changes.

Labour's health spokesperson, Ayesha Verrall, says the move is troubling.

Verrall spoke to Corin Dann.