Jacinda Ardern’s horror week gets worse with Green Party's shock announcement

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The Green Party have announced that they will be giving their primary questions in Parliament to the National Party for the rest of the term.

Q+A host Corin Dann sat down with Green Party leader James Shaw to discuss why his party has chosen to do this.
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Corin Dann of TVNZ1's Q+A talked to Green Party and Climate Change Minister James Shaw, about why his party had decided to give their primary question every session to the opposition. 

Mr Shaw said it's because the "patsy" questions are "basically a waste of everyone's time".

"I think question time should be about holding the Government to account."

Mr Shaw says he knows it sounds crazy, but the Green Party is "crazy about democracy".

They will be giving the National Party around 42 questions this year and 50 next year.

The announcement has received mixed reactions from other parties, he says.

Mr Shaw says they're not attention seeking they're acting consistently in doing what they said they would always do.

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