Stuff reports:

The Speaker has referred independent MP to the for misusing edited parliamentary TV video for political ads.

Trevor Mallard ordered the anti-vaccination video – posted by Ross’s party and that of Billy Te Kahika’s NZ Public Party – to be removed from social media, but that’s been met with a blunt refusal.

Parliamentary footage of an exchange between government minister Megan Woods and National’s Erica Stanford was edited for use in the political ad, posted on several sites.

Mallard considers it a potential breach of privilege and has referred it to Parliament’s Privileges Committee – which has an extensive range of powers to censure MPs. …

The news outlet AFP has produced a critical fact check of the video, describing it as “misleading” and as making “false claims”.

The video is a malicious case of editing. It falsely claims that a recent law change will allow mandatory vaccination of citizens when it is about requiring people not already in NZ to potentially require vaccination before entering NZ.

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