This week, it’s all about abortion. The first reading of the government’s abortion reform bill is set to go to first reading today. It would take abortion out of the Crimes Act, meaning there is no test for abortion up to 20 weeks - and from then on, a statutory test focusing on the mental and physical wellbeing of the woman. It’s a slightly more conservative version of one of three tests proposed by the Law Commission. But, after the Bill was announced earlier this week, NZ First has announced plans to seek a referendum on the issue. So, what does it all mean for the Bill? The Minister talks to Stewart Sowman-Lund.
Labour's Andrew Little joins host Stewart Sowman-Lund for his weekly catch-up. This week, he explains the raft of law reforms that have made the news this week. Plus, should the government intervene at Ihumatao? And finally, what did he make of the Green Party's attack ad on Simon Bridges?
Andrew Little joins us again this week just as he is about to step aboard an aeroplane. Lillian Hanly speaks to him about the Crime Fund, Drones and road safety changes. Minister Little is however heading to Whangarei tomorrow to visit the District Court, so Lillian starts by asking what such a visit involves.
Labour Party Minister Andrew Little talks to Stewart Sowman-Lund a week on from a Cabinet reshuffle that saw the creation of a new Housing Ministerial team. Plus, why is Minister Little up in arms over Google?
Labour's Andrew Little is back for another week to chat with host Stewart Sowman-Lund. This week - why is the Family Court system a "mess" and how can it be fixed? Plus, with Cantabrians continuing to struggle after the 2011 Earthquake, how is Labour delivering on their election promises?
This week, Minister for Police, Fisheries, Revenue, and Small Business Stuart Nash is here filling in for Andrew Little. Minister Nash talked with host Stewart Sowman-Lund about the Government’s wellbeing budget a week out from Budget Day. Are there going to be any surprises?
Plus, a new report has revealed parliament is a toxic worksplace… with a systemic bullying problem. What does Minister Nash make of it all?