Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Sherry Zhang, Justin Wong Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews the NZ Human Rights Commission's Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr. Karanina Sumeo on Australia's Modern Slavery Act and how its influence in New Zealand.
In the final part of a series on the new privacy law to come into effect on December 1st this year, producer James Tapp talks to Liz MacPherson, the assistant privacy commissioner. Last week we heard from Gehan Gunasekara, a privacy law expert, about what is being added to the privacy law, while this week we are talking about how New Zealanders perceive our laws. In a survey released just after the new privacy act was passed, it showed TWO THIRDS of New Zealanders wanted more privacy regulation among a number of other statistics which James discusses with MacPherson. James starts off by asking about what New Zealanders want in terms of privacy law.
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.
Justin caught up with Justice Minister Andrew Little and discussed on parliament's work culture, situation on managed isolation, treaty settlement process with Te Whakatotea iwi, and advertising on referendums.
James spoke to Assistant Privacy Commisioner Liz McPhersen on a survey finding out what New Zealanders want from privacy law.
On Neighbourhood Watch, Justin spoke to Zoe on federal environment law, updates to Covid-19-related welfare, and a campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility.
Today Zoë Larsen Cumming and Justin Wong spoke with Professor David Robie about authoritarian governments in the Pacific and their crackdowns on media organisations,New Caledonia's independence referendum, Covid-19's affect on elections in the Pacific and new cases of Covid in Papua New Guinea.
Lebanon has experienced warfare, economic hardship, and terrorism throughout its recent history. From the war that raged in the country from 1975 to 1990, when an estimated 120,000 people were killed, to foreign occupation, to instability, Lebanon has had a difficult history. Last week, on August 4th, an explosion devastated Beirut killing over one hundred people and injuring thousands. This incident shocked the nation amidst a horrible economic crisis and a tremendous lack of faith in the competence of the government. Doug Becker speaks with Bassel F. Salloukh and Hannes Baumann about the ongoing political and economic crisis in Lebanon.
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Northern Ireland politician John Hume passed away earlier this week, aged 83. His leadership and his faith in the power of negotiations were influential in enabling the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and the peace in the Irish Isles.
Justin caught up with Zoe and talked about the renewal of eight 2008 Close the Gap targets to improve the lives of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, after reviews found most have failed. They also talked about the coronavirus outbreak in Victoria, as more than 700 cases are confirmed in one day.
This week Bronwyn spoke to Tracey Martin about the new $75.8 million dollar funding announcement for counselling in schools, which includes the first allocation for primary school counselling in New Zealand’s history. They also covered the announcement of $160 million dollars in funding for the the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) which provides specialist teacher aide support to student with the highest learning needs. Lastly they spoke about the recent passing of an amendment of the Crimes Act definition of Female Genital Mutilation. This is particularly historic as it marks the first time a bill has been put forward signed by a female member of all four major parties.
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.
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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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.