14 Dec 2023

Political analysis on Government's week

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 14 December 2023

It's been another tumultuous week in Parliament as the new government tries to get its feet under the table. Protests have erupted against the repealing of smokefree legislation and Fair Pay Agreements, and at Te Papa where a Treaty of Waitangi display was damaged. Finance Minister Nicola Willis' decision not to fund blowouts in the Cook Strait ferry upgrade has drawn calls for her resignation from transport unions. And in the House, Chloe Swarbrick has refused to apologise for calling statements made by the Prime Minister a lie. Political commentators Lamia Imam and Ben Thomas spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.