At least 80 students complained of poor working conditions at an Auckland Marae.
The PM wasn't in Parliament today but his reputation took another hammering as his honesty again came into question.
The Labour Party has apologised and says it will help pay for the students to go home early if they want.
The PM couldn't remember talking with Mr Barclay about his staff dispute Tuesday, now he remembers specifically what he said to him.
The New Zealand First MP wasn't messing around when he got the chance to question the Prime Minister today.
His comments come after police confirmed they are reviewing fresh allegation Mr Barclay invented formal complaints against a staff member of his.
Mr Barclay has always denied suggestions that he secretly taped his staff in 2015.
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has just published her long awaited report into allegations made by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.