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The Wire with Lillian: November 27, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: November 27, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: November 27, 2019, 110.26 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk Susepended Animation, new forces of nature and how good grammar could help in your search for love. 

William Boyd talks to Manukau Ward Councillor Efeso Collins about National’s recent Law and Order proposals.

No NZ First this week, but we have electoral law expert Andrew Geddis explaining the donations scandal afflicting the party recently.

Felix Walton is speaking to Amanda Larsson from Greenpeace NZ about their occupation of an OMV oil and gas exploration vessel earlier this week.

I/V w/ Andrew Geddis on the possible failures of electoral law: November 27, 2019

I/V w/ Andrew Geddis on the possible failures of electoral law: November 27, 2019 I/V w/ Andrew Geddis on the possible failures of electoral law: November 27, 2019, 14.75 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

The NZ First party has been in the news recently following reports on the New Zealand First Foundation that has allegedly channelled donations through to the political party. Party Leader Winston Peters has maintained the legality of the process, however Andrew Geddis, law professor at Otago University, says whether that is legal or not - there needs to be a discuss about whether it should be legal. Andrew studied in the US and during that time became interested in the relationship between money and politics. When he returned to Aotearoa he made that one of his central areas of research, looking at electoral law generally, and how those laws govern how money can be used to influence elections. Lillian Hanly wanted to speak to Andrew about what is happening with NZ First, but started by touching on money and politics in the US and whether NZ is heading the same way.

Greenpeace on Their Occupation of OMV Oil Vessel: November 27, 2019

Greenpeace on Their Occupation of OMV Oil Vessel: November 27, 2019 Greenpeace on Their Occupation of OMV Oil Vessel: November 27, 2019, 6.57 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

While many of us were enjoying a sunday sleep-in, a group of Greenpeace protestors occupied an OMV exploration vessel in protest of ocean drilling. The last of the protestors were removed by police on Tuesday morning, after 50 hours onboard. This is the most recent in a string of protests against the Austrian Oil and Gas company OMV. Felix Walton spoke with Greenpeace NZ's lead climate campaigner Amanda Larsson.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 27th, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 27th, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 27th, 2019, 29.85 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we're talking about cooling the brain for suspended animation, a new force of nature, and how grammar plays a role in your love life.

Moving the Port to the North with Michael Goldwater: November 26, 2019 w/ Dhan-nun Ahmed

Moving the Port to the North with Michael Goldwater: November 26, 2019 w/ Dhan-nun Ahmed Moving the Port to the North with Michael Goldwater: November 26, 2019 w/ Dhan-nun Ahmed, 19.76 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

In this interview, 95bFM reporter Dhan-nun(@FreedomOfCommon) spoke with Waterfront 2029's Spokeperson Michael Goldwater. They're an organisation campaigning for the moving of Auckland’s container and used car Port to Whangarei. Waterfront2029 grew out of Stop Stealing our harbour which successfully prevented port expansion in the past like wharf extensions to Devonport and concrete bases for the america’s cup. I started off asking about Waterfront2029, their history and what their current activities are.

 

The Wire with Lillian: November 26, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: November 26, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: November 26, 2019, 111.5 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

First up on the show today we have a piece from Dhannun Ahmed on the port of Auckland move, he speaks to Michael Goldwater from Waterfron 2029.

Deb Rawson is covering the changes to prisoner voting rights, she speaks to Law Professor Edward Willis, and Arthur Taylor, a former prisoner who first sued the government for the right to vote.

Mitchell Fuller has Green Desk and this week we hear from those protesting the felling of trees on Owairaka maunga.

Dr Edward Willis on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019

Dr Edward Willis on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019 Dr Edward Willis on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019, 15 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

A few days ago Justice Minister Andrew Little announced plans to change the law on prisoner voting rights in time for the 2020 election, to allow prisoners serving sentences of three years or under to vote. 

Deb Rawson discusses this shift in policy with law Professor Edward Willis from the University of Auckland, and then later with Arthur Taylor, a former prisoner who sued the Attorney-General for the right of prisoners to vote.

Taylor's interview can be found here:

http://95bfm.com/bcast/arthur-taylor-on-prisoner-voting-rights-november-26th-2019

Arthur Taylor on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019

Arthur Taylor on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019 Arthur Taylor on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019, 15.47 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

A few days ago Justice Minister Andrew Little announced plans to change the law on prisoner voting rights in time for the 2020 election, to allow prisoners serving sentences of three years or under to vote. 

This comes after a landmark decision by the Supreme Court in 2018 in Taylor v Attorney-General, where Arthur Taylor, a high profile prisoner, sued the Attorney General, arguing the ban went against prisoner's voting rights under New Zealand’s Bill Of Rights.

The Supreme Court agreed, issuing a declaration saying the law was inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. Parliament has now finally announced they will act to change the law.

Deb Rawson discusses this change to prisoner voting rights with Arthur Taylor, and also with law Professor Edward Willis.

The link to the interview with Dr Willis can be found here:

http://95bfm.com/bcast/dr-edward-willis-on-prisoner-voting-rights-november-26th-2019

Owairaka Protestors: why are they on the maunga? November 26, 2019

Owairaka Protestors: why are they on the maunga? November 26, 2019 Owairaka Protestors: why are they on the maunga? November 26, 2019, 30.47 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

Protestors have occupied Owairaka maunga for nearly two weeks now, halting the integrated management plan by Tupuna Maunga Authority. This plan has been in place and publicly available since 2016, indicating the intention of restoring the maunga with native trees. That process would include the felling of 345 exotic trees. The group who have named themselves Honour the Maunga say they were unaware of the plan, and that consultation shoud have occured. They are against the felling and are concerned about the environment, that it is 'madness' to cut down mature trees in the time of a climate emergency. The Green Desk's Mitchell Fuller spoke with representative Anna Redford asking about their claims of lack of consultation and whether they understand the Tangata Tiriti responsibility that is possible here. 

 

Photo credit: NZ Herald

Working Households living in Poverty with Dr. Alexander Plum: Monday the 25th of November

Working Households living in Poverty with Dr. Alexander Plum: Monday the 25th of November Alexander Plum: Monday the 25th of November, 11.14 MB
Mon 25 Nov 2019

It’s no secret that poverty is a prevalent issue in Aotearoa, with the narrative often around inequality amongst our most vulnerable communities. New research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found that more than 50,000 working households are living in poverty across New Zealand. 

 

This report was commissioned by the Human Rights Commission, who will analyse these implications identified through the findings, to inform their advocacy work focussing on poverty, equality, and non-discrimination. 


Louis spoke with Dr. Alexander Plum, a Senior Research Fellow, at the NZ Work Research Institute, who are an inquiry-driven research team that analyse & explore issues affecting people and their work. Here he is talking about inequality amongst working-class households.