Julie Bishop didn’t raise Manus Island refugee issue says Winston Peters


Reports that the Government’s position on Manus Island refugees strained New Zealand’s relationship with Australia were “misinterpretations”, Parliament has been told.

Facing opposition questions today, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop didn’t raise the issue when they met.

Cene 2bNational’s foreign affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee asked him whether he had seen any reports suggesting the Government was causing strain in the relationship with Australia because of its position on the refugees.

“If by reports the…

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