It's Andrew Little's final Wire interview for 2019 - and his final chat ever with host Stewart Sowman-Lund.
Today, how should we be thinking about criminal justice reform? Plus, is 12-billion dollars in infrastructure spending too little too late? And what does the Minister think about a possible NZME-Stuff merger?
It’s been a massive week for Minister Andrew Little. So much so, that this chat only scratches the surface of some of the announcements he’s been involved in.
This week, the government moved under urgency to pass a piece of legislation banning foreign donations to political parties in New Zealand. Plus, a draft copy of the bill allowing for the legalisation of cannabis has been released. That’s the bill you and I will be voting on at the polling booth in September next year.
Stewart Sowman-Lund talks to Minister Little about the two pieces of legislation.
Justin talks to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the government's changes to rental laws, a new national interest test when selling assests, New Zealand First's party donations and current progress at the Pike River Mine.
Justin talks to Justice Minister Andrew Little on the government's new firearms legeslation, a government bill on sexual violence victims, as well as his thoughts on the new Sustainable New Zealand party and Bird of the Year results.
Justice Minister Andrew Little swings by for his weekly political slot with Stewart Sowman-Lund. This week, why are NZ First MPs not showing up to select committee discussions on the arms legislation? Would Labour support National's welfare policies? And is it time the government banned conversion therapy?
Justice Minister Andrew Little’s back for his weekly political catch-up. Today, his new anti-terrorism legislation has hit a bump in the road with National pulling support. Plus, MediaWorks are selling TV3 - should the government step in? He gives Stewart Sowman-Lund his thoughts.
Justice Minister Andrew Little is back for his weekly chat with host Stewart Sowman-Lund. This week: Polling might spell bad news for Labour. What does the Minister make of it all? And why are the Greens planning to vote against new counter terrorism legislation.
Labour Minister Andrew Little joins Wire host Stewart Sowman-Lund for his weekly political catch-up. This week, the Prime Minister's been at the United Nations pushing for a free trade agreement with the United States. She also had her first meeting with President Trump and continued discussions following the Christchurch Call. Plus, would the Minister support lowering our voting age? And is he still committed to updating our surrogacy laws.
The Labour Party’s been in crisis mode the past fortnight, with serious allegations of sexual assault from within the Party - and accusations of mishandling by the Prime Minister and other MPs. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund talks to Minister Little about the accusations. Plus, how do we stop Google from continuing to breach New Zealand’s name suppression laws? And what will the Prime Minister talk about with President Trump next week?
Justin talks to Justice Minister Andrew Little on making New Zealand history compulsory in schools, new mental health initiatives by the government, abortion law, and National leader Simon Bridges' recent trip to China.