COMMENT:

It has not been a good week for coalition optics.

The Labour-led Government was faced with a shambolic prelude to the first debate on abortion law reform, courtesy of a New Zealand First ambush of such significance that Winston Peters owes Jacinda Ardern an apology.

And Labour had to grin and bear the continued ridicule of a Green Party minister in Parliament over her own foolishness in dealing with her senior Labour minister.

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Associate Transport minister Julie Anne Genter is putting up the fight of her life to prevent the release of an important official letter she signed as

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