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The Green Party's James Shaw

Each week Green Party leader James Shaw explains the green-tinged issues of the day.

Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020

Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020 Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020, 34.23 MB
Mon 20 Jan 2020

This week Sherry continues the discussion on the Emissions Trading Scheme with Green Party co-leader James Shaw. He responds to some criticisms brought up by Sherry from economist Geoff Bertram on the proposed ETS Bill. Secondly, they also discusses the public housing crisis and the lack of affordable homes. 

But first, Sherry begins by asking James to respond to Geoff’s critisms regarding the lack of transparency in the proposed ETS bill. 

Climate Change updates: January 13th, 2020

Climate Change updates: January 13th Climate Change updates: January 13th, 23.29 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

We are back with our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw. The Minister attended the climate change conference in Madrid (COP25) in December 2019 and we caught up on criticisms surrounding lack of substantial action and indigenious inclusivity. We also talked about proposed changes to the carbon emissions trading schemes, and the roll out of climate change education in schools.  

Foreign donations policy and Euthanasia Bill w/ Marama Davidson: December 12th, 2019

Foreign donations policy and Euthanasia Bill w/ Marama Davidson: December 12th, 2019 Foreign donations policy and Euthanasia Bill w/ Marama Davidson: December 12th, 2019, 8.29 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

This week Sherry spoke to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson on the urgent passing of the Foreign Donations Bill. They also spoke about the Euthanasia Bill, particularly around concerns of the effect it may have on Māori and Pacific communities. But first, Sherry begins by asking Marama to respond to criticisms from the National party that the donations bill was passed without proper consultation. 

Landfill levy and Suicide Prevention Office: December 2nd, 2019

Landfill levy and Suicide Prevention Office: December 2nd, 2019 Landfill levy and Suicide Prevention Office: December 2nd, 2019, 31.04 MB
Mon 2 Dec 2019

Sherry speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw on the Landfill Levy increase. This will rise from $10 per tonne to $50/$60 by 2023. We also speak about the suicide prevention office, recently set up by the goverment to deal with New Zealand’s concerning high rates of suicide. 

Sherry begins by asking him why New Zealand has one of the high rates per capita in the developed world of waste production. 

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Prisoner Voting Rights, ACC fossil fuel and APEC bill: November 11th, 2019

Prisoner Voting Rights, ACC fossil fuel and APEC Bill: November 11th, 2019 Prisoner Voting Rights, ACC fossil fuel and APEC Bill: November 11th, 2019, 7 MB
Mon 25 Nov 2019

This week, Sherry spoke to Green party Co-leader James Shaw on prisoner voting rights, ACC fossil fuel divestment, APEC bill, and touch on the budget. 

The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019

The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019 The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019, 14.33 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

Last Thursday the Zero Carbon Bill was passed into legislation by a unanimous vote in Parliament. Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the law and what impact it will have on the global movement for climate change action. 

Will the New ETS Leave Agriculture Off the Hook Again?: November 4, 2019

Will the New ETS Leave Agriculture Off the Hook Again?: November 4, 2019 Will the New ETS Leave Agriculture Off the Hook Again?: November 4, 2019, 14.5 MB
Mon 4 Nov 2019

The government recently announced its agreement with the agricultural sector to have agircultural emissions at a farm level to be priced by 2025. This gives the sector five years to calculate and reduce their own emissions until the government can decide to bring them under Emissions Trading Scheme. Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader and Climate Minister James Shaw about the agreement and whether agriculture will be left off the hook again under the reformed Emissions Trading Scheme and when it comes to the global work to reduce green-house gas emissions. 

Legalising Drug Testing at Events w/ James Shaw: October 21, 2019

Legalising Drug Testing at Events w/ James Shaw: October 21, 2019 Legalising Drug Testing at Events w/ James Shaw: October 21, 2019, 16.34 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

This week Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the political discussions around legalising drug testing at festivals and events. They also discuss the recent environmental update report "Our Marine Environment". 

Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019

Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019 Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019, 4.88 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

James Shaw joins us to discuss the latest polling and what the government's larger than expected surplus means for the Green Party.

The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019

The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019 The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019 , 15.16 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

This week Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the party's call to lower the voting age to 16. They also discuss the Immigration Minister's announcement that the governmnet will drop the discriminatory "family link" policy that excluded refugees in Africa and the Middle East from entering New Zealand.