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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
The 2018 showed that the percentage of people not born in New Zealand was 27.4%, an increase from 25.2% in Census 2013. The biggest increase in ethnic group is the Asian population.The Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business released a report on the cultural and language barriers the Chinese community experience through the litigation process in senior courts, difficulties matching interpreters with clients and discrimination felt by Asian lawyers.
Sherry spoke to Lawyer and Author of the report, Mai Chen, on her findings and recommendations to address this issue. She begins by asking Mai on the background to the report.
The latest annual New Zealand Census of Women on Boards shows the top 100 publicly listed companies still overwhelmingly male and Pākehā. Simplicity is NZ’s not for profit kiwisaver scheme, and managing director Sam Stubbs assisted in the census. Simplicity will be engaging in formal shareholding action voting directors in and out, if companies have not achieved full diversity by 2022. Sherry speaks to Sam on issues with tokenism, why it’s been so slow to change, and begins by asking him about the ethnic and gender makeup of boardrooms at the moment.
This week on the Monday Wire, Sherry talks to Mai Chen about the Chinese experience of the New Zealand court system. Lachlan speaks to Dr Garth Bennie from the New Zealand Disability Support Network about the gap in funding for disability services. Jemima talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the US withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Gareth Hughes' resignation and the Sustainable NZ party. Sherry wraps it up with an interview with Sam Stubbs from Simplicity NZ about diversity in New Zealand board rooms.
The 21st century has already witnessed revolutions in Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, alongside other uprisings and transformational movements that reach all over the world. Although these movements had their roots in earlier movements and revolutions, they are different from their predecessors. For one, these movements are increasingly non-violent, and secondly, they are less ideologically driven. Maria Armoudian discusses how revolutions have changed this century with Leandro Vergara-Camus, John Foran, and Jack A. Goldstone.
Parliamentary submissions on the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill were open recently, from the 6th to the 10th of November. The New Zealand Law Society presented its submission to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee yesterday, highlighting a number of concerns about the Bill's substance, as well as the urgency with which it has proceeded.
The Bill was introduced last month by Justice Minister Andrew Little to impose restrictions on New Zealanders suspected of terrorism-related activity overseas attempting to return home. This came shortly after Prime Minister Jacinda Arden warned extremist Mark Taylor (who is currently believed to be detained in Syria) that if he came back to New Zealand he would face “the full force of the law”
Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Geoff McLay of the New Zealand Law Society about their submissions. He began by noting the Bill's blurring of the realms of criminal and civil law.
International Desk talks about Bolivia and its ousted president Evo Morales
Mary-Margaret talked Peter Thompson of Victoria University on the possibility of a new public media entity replacing TVNZ and Radio New Zealand.
Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the government's new legeslations regarding firearms and sexual violence victims and the new Sustainable New Zealand party and Bird of the Year results.
Mary-Margaret also talked to Auckland University's Siouxsie Wiles about the Wellington City Council's claim that breasfeeding in pools could cause contamination.
Wellington City Council has banned breastfeeding in pools, saying it poses a risk of contamination. Mary-Margaret asks microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles if breast milk really contains potentially harmful contaminants.