Opposition Leader Andrew Little has instructed David Shearer to apologise to the caucus after accepting his remorse for comments he made to media about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
“I have spoken with David and he has agreed his comments were careless and did not represent the decision made by the caucus.
“I instructed him to apologise to his colleagues, and he has done so.
“He has assured me that he will now abide by the caucus position.
“I believe David Shearer will make a fantastic Foreign Minister in our government and I want to see him in that role. However every caucus member knows collective responsibility is a requirement of the party.”