Green Party media comment: Refugee Quota Bill increase

Denise Roche today amended her Member’s Bill to increase the refugee quota to 1500 permanently.

Denise Roche today amended her Member’s Bill to increase the refugee quota to 1500 permanently.

“My initial Member’s Bill called for an increase to the refugee quota to 1000, based on the numbers that were likely to get enough political support at the time,” said Green Party immigration spokesperson Denise Roche.

“Today I amended the Bill to increase the quota to 1500, in line with the Green and Labour Parties’ announcement today that we’d both double the quota permanently.

“My Bill has been in the Members’ ballots since June 2015; and we are yet to see the National Government do anything on this issue. The Government should show some heart and double the quota today.”

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