NZ First proposing referendum on abortion 'should surprise nobody'

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 10:21AM

NZ First proposing referendum on abortion 'should surprise nobody'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 10:21AM

A political commentator says holding referenda on moral issues is just what New Zealand First does.

MP Tracey Martin was tasked with negotiating abortion law reform with the Labour Party.

But NZ First MPs have now suggested planned reforms should go to a binding referendum and Winston Peters is not ruling out the possibility.

Former Labour candidate Shane Te Pou told Mike Hosking holding referenda is what New Zealand First is known for.

He says it's one of the party's core philosophies to take it back to the people, so no one should be surprised.

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