Justin spoke with Health Minister Andrew Little on pill testing in festivals, health system reform, the government declaring a climate emergency, and New Zealand's reaction to Chinese foreign spokesperson Zhao Lijian posted a doctored image of an Australian soldier on Twitter.
Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little on the recent primary care nurses strikes, new vaping laws, how to distribute the new COVID-19 vaccine, and the Prime Minister's comments on Monday that the Government would not change benefits by Christmas.
Justin and the new Health Minister Andrew Little discussed about the new Cabinet, the cannabis referendum, his priorities for the health portfolio, and should there be more transparency in the historical operations of the SIS.
Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little what action would be taken in Parliament if both cannabis and euthanisa referendums are passed, current progress in coalition negotiations with the Greens, the government's treaty settlement priorities for the next 3 years, and New Zealand's intelligence agencies' recruitment campaign.
Justin discussed with Justice Minister Andrew Little on the election results, forming the new government, and his decision to not wipe the criminal records of those convicted of cannabis-related offences even if the referendum to legalize cannabis was successful.
Justin and Justice Minister Andrew Little talked about the decision to extend the COVID-19 leave payment scheme, and the Labour Party's stance on conversion therapy and the promise to increase the minimum wage and paid sick leave.
Justin spoke to Justice Minister Andrew Little on the Pike River Mine, rent freezes, a Chinese database that contained contact details of prominent New Zealanders, and a Labour Party policy to give government contracters the living wage if elected.