James Shaw: MPs meeting at Parliament is putting lives at risk

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 7:46AM
James Shaw. (Photo / File)
James Shaw. (Photo / File)

James Shaw: MPs meeting at Parliament is putting lives at risk

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 7:46AM

Politicians are back in the House today, but their meeting will resemble more of a coffee group than a Parliament. 

Just nine MPs will be there - five Labour, three National and one from Act. 

The Greens are accusing National and ACT of putting the country at risk after the opposition parties refused to agree to a virtual sitting of Parliament. 

Co-Leader James Shaw told Mike Hosking it's lives they are putting at risk. 

"You've got to remember, it's not just about having a dozen people in the chamber, it's the fact that those people each have bubbles; they'll be passing through various points of connection." 

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