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Trigger warning: this piece discusses sexual harassment and assault extensively.
As reports of ex-MP Andrew Falloon's sexaully explicit messages to a teenager surface concurrently with new developments in the allegations against MP Jami-Lee Ross, Hanna investigates the scope of New Zealand's sexual harassment problem in the political sphere. She also interviewed Lisa Lawrence, President for National Council of Women of New Zealand, on why sexual harassment is so pervasive in politics, and on the wider context that informs it.
Last week the government revealed its Auckland transport infrastructure plan, which will create 800 jobs through a $182 million dollar investment. Jemima Huston spoke to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter about the announcement and how it compares to the National Party's proposed transport policy.
With the announcement last week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition into the upcoming election, Jemima Huston has been thinking about gender politics. Jemima speaks to political commentator, Jennifer Curtin, about how the media frames women politicians. They talk about the media coverage of Collins and Ardern going "head to head" for leadership with a comparison to Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley in 1999.
On the Wire today, Jemima speaks to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter about the governments Auckland transport infrastructure reveal. They also discuss the National Party's multi-billion dollar transport plan.
With the announcement last week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition, Jemima has been thinking about gender politics. Jemima speaks to political commentator, Jennifer Curtin, about how the media frames women politicians going "head to head".
As reports of ex-MP Andrew Falloon's sexaully explicit messages to a teenager surface concurrently with new developments in the allegations against MP Jami-Lee Ross, Hanna investigates the scope of New Zealand's sexual harassment problem in the political sphere. She talks to Lisa Lawrence, President for National Council of Women of New Zealand, on why sexual harassment is so pervasive in politics.
Zoe Larsen Cumming has her weekly chat to James Shaw, this week on the Clean Energy Plan and how the Green's hope to help businesses and public services become more eco-friendly. They also talk about the new maternity fund announcement and how to improve the experiences of women and babies before, during and post child birth.
This week on the Southern Cross, Zoe Larsen Cumming interviews Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economic recovery budget, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands.
On the Wire today for our regular segment with Green party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë and James spoke about the Clean Energy Plan and supporting businesses to become more eco-friendly, and the maternity fund.
On the Southern Cross, Zoë and Sri Krishnamurthi spoke on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economy, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands.
Justin Wong and Corey Fuimaono brought a report on New Zealand First's party launch.
Finally, Nirvana Halder brought a piece on neurological issues from Covid 19.
Are doctors missing out on signs of potential brain disorders triggered by COVID-19?
In a recent study done in the UK, a small pool of 40 Covid-19 patients were examined for
their developed neurological problems. Nirvana Haldar speaks to Jasper Morrow, a Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, about the study.
This week Jemima Huston explores gender politics in response to the recent announcement of National Party MP Judith Collins taking over the Opposition Leader position. She speaks to Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley from the Victoria University of Wellington about how the public respond to women leaders and why women in government is important for representation.
Yesterday the government announced a $242 million maternity fund to support midwives, mothers and babies. Jemima talks to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter about the funding boost.
The Matariki Festival celebrating the beginning of the new year in Te Ao Māori has just ended. Jemima spoke to Stardome's Josh Kirkley about Matariki and its significance.
With the announcement this week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition into the upcoming election, Jemima Huston has been thinking about gender politics. Is it unusual to have two women in the top spots of the major parliamentary parties? How does the public respond to women leaders? Does the media frame women politicians differently to their men counterparts? Victoria Univeristy of Wellington Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley speaks to Jemima about these issues. They discuss gender stereotypes, representation and policy made by women.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of people all over the world. The sense of powerlessness and the fear of infection has alienated people regardless of political situations. But in areas of conflict or military and political occupation, populations are even more at risk. One of these areas is the contested provinces of Kashmir and Jammu. Doug Becker speaks to Mona Bhan about what life is like here during a global pandemic.
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This week on Monday Wire, Zoe and the Green Party co-leader James Shaw discuss the Green's stance on the newly introduced quarantine fees for returning New Zealanders, the new roadside drug testing bill and the Green's Poverty Action Plan.
Justin spoke to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the concerns of returning New Zealanders on charging for managed isolation, the banking sector implementing living wage to its lowest-paid contractors, proposed laws to protect migrant workers, and how the extradition process works even without a treaty.
This week Bronwyn spoke to Tracey about the party’s opposition to the $100 million Southland Recovery Package, especially in the context fo the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter. We also talked abut a number of issues that are topical in Parliament at the moment, such as paid mandatory managed isolation and code of conduct for MPs. Lastly, we spoke about the government's $20 million in regional funding to tackle methamphetamine use and what that means for families and children.
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, a social media movement for Dalits, or the apparent lower caste individuals of India, began. Nirvana speaks to Gladson Dungdung, a human rights activist and an author to Adivasi rights in Jharkhand. They discuss the structure and history of caste system in India, the grievances faced by Dalits and Adivasi’s and the relevance of #DalitLivesMatter.
Ever since the killing of George Floyd, the city of Portland has witnessed consistent protests and civic action demanding police reforms. However, recently, camouflaged federal authorities without identification badges have begun arresting protesters in the city, while the Department of Homeland Security has deployed unmarked SUV’s to detain protesters. The White House has confirmed its order to send federal authorities to Portland and is threatening to send them to other American cities. Local elected officials, including the Mayor of Portland, have demanded that federal agents leave the city. Doug Becker speaks with Jennifer L. Selin, Nadine Strossen, and David S. Meyer about the legal and political implications of this, as well as the implications for democracy and civil liberties.
For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org
Zoë Larsen Cumming has her weekly chat with the Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw. This week's agenda included the Greens' amendments to the Education and Training Bill, the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, and also the Progressive Home Ownership project officially launched this week by Marama Davidson.
Justin spoke to Justice Minister Andrew Little about parliament's working culture, the situation on managed isolation, the progress on treaty settlement with Te Whakatotea iwi, and guidelines on advertising for the upcoming referendums.