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The full show podcast of the Wire for Tuesday Rātū the 14th of May 2019. Listen in to hear discussion on the Zero Carbon Bill with Russel Norman, we discuss voter engagement and what the role of General Manager of Democracy Services is with the General Manager of Democracy Services and we observe the ten year anniversary of the slaughter of Tamil peoples in Sri Lanka, and the reaches of the conflicts now. Listen in to learn more.
May 2009 marks the official end of the Sri Lankan Civil War. But for the minority Tamil community, it is a genocide of their people. Ten years later, the truth about the bloody events has yet to be exposed, and Tamils still live in fear. Lisa Boudet reports.
Two weeks ago the Auckland University Students Association held a hui called "Zero Tolerance?" to discuss racism, dicrimination, harassment and bullying at the University of Auckland. AUSA promised that a week from the hui there would be a plan in place to tackle these issues. I spoke to AUSA Education Vice President, George Barton, about whether this promise has been kept and how the University will actively address discrimination and racism on campus.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Education Vice President for the Auckland University Students Association, George Barton, about the Zero Tolerance hui and what action has been taken since. Southern Cross is back with a report on all the elections going on in the Asia-Pacific region right now. Izzy speaks to Linda Stewart from the New Zealand Education Institute about New Zealand's largest strike. Finally, Lachlan talks to Ricardo Menendez March from Auckland Action Against Pverty about extra funding for Housing First.
On May 29, teachers will be staging New Zealand’s largest ever strike as the pay dispute with the Ministry of Education continues. We spoke with Linda Stewart, President of the New Zealand Education Institute, about why the government’s current offer is insufficient. Teachers and principals are concerned about more than just a real pay increase, and Linda addresses these issues during the discussion. We began by asking her what makes this strike different from those done previously.
The government has announced 200 million dollars of funding for the housing first initiative in an effort to tackle homelessness. Housing first aims to house long-term homeless people and provide them with a permanent residence. The programme has, until now, been funded by local government. The 200 million will be rolled out over 4 years, with roughly half going towards existing projects and the other half to new developments. Lachlan spoke with Ricardo Menendez-March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the funding announcement.
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?
Planet Earth has faced five mass extinctions in its lifetime. Now we may be facing the sixth. What have we learned from the previous mass extinctions that can help us avoid a total collapse? Can humanity rescue the planet that it has imperiled? Maria Armoudian talks to Annalee Newitz and Elizabeth Kolbert about how we can avoid a sixth mass extinction.
This week on the Southern Cross, Jemima and Lachlan speak to Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew. They discuss the Australian election, the Papua New Guinea government turmoil, the New Caledonian elections, the University of the South Pacific's abuse allegations, and the UN Secretary General's visit to New Zealand.
With the recent introduction of the Zero Carbon Bill in parliament and reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme, Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about climate policy. They began by discussing the Emissions Trading Scheme, the affect of New Zealand's climate policies on the Pacific and the cannabis referendum.