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Super-diversity in Courts: Chinese w/ Mai Chen: November 11th, 2019

Super-diversity in Court: Chinese w/ Mai Chen: November 11th, 2019 Super-diversity in Court: Chinese w/ Mai Chen: November 11th, 2019, 9.34 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

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. 

 

Diversity in Boardrooms w/ Sam Stubbs: November 11th, 2019

Diversity in Boardrooms w/ Sam Stubbs: November 11th, 2019 Diversity in Boardrooms w/ Sam Stubbs: November 11th, 2019, 8.36 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

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.

The Wire with Jemima: November 18, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: November 18, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: November 18, 2019, 101.77 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

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 Big Q: How did radical movements change in the 21st Century? November 18, 2019

The Big Q: How did radical movements change in the 21st Century? November 18, 2019 The Big Q: How did radical movements change in the 21st Century? November 18, 2019, 24.08 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

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.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Neutral corner: 15th November, 2019

Neutral corner: 15th November, 2019 Neutral corner: 15th November, 2019, 20.17 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

This week's Neutral Corner looks at media coverage of a recent summit between the Presidents of Turkey and the United States of America.

Terrorism Suppression Bill submissions w/ Geoff McLay: November 15, 2019

Terrorism Suppression Bill submissions w/ Geoff McLay: November 15, 2019 Terrorism Suppression Bill submissions w/ Geoff McLay: November 15, 2019 , 18.44 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

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. 

 

 

 

 

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 15, 2019

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 15, 2019 The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 15, 2019, 106.14 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

On the show:

Tu spoke to Denise Lee of the National Party about… The Education Discussion Paper, Next year’s referendum, and the Ōwairaka tree removals

Bronnie spoke to Geoff McLay of the New Zealand Law Society about their submissions on the Terrorism Supresssion (Control Orders) Bill

And Ben does neutral corner on the Turkey, the USA and Russia

The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019

The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019 The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019, 96.54 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

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.

Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson

Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson, 25.67 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Mary-Margaret talks to Victoria Uni's Peter Thompson about the implications of a possible disestablishment of RNZ and TVNZ.

Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles

Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles, 10.01 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

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.