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.
This week, it’s all about abortion. The first reading of the government’s abortion reform bill is set to go to first reading today. It would take abortion out of the Crimes Act, meaning there is no test for abortion up to 20 weeks - and from then on, a statutory test focusing on the mental and physical wellbeing of the woman. It’s a slightly more conservative version of one of three tests proposed by the Law Commission. But, after the Bill was announced earlier this week, NZ First has announced plans to seek a referendum on the issue. So, what does it all mean for the Bill? The Minister talks to Stewart Sowman-Lund.
Labour's Andrew Little joins host Stewart Sowman-Lund for his weekly catch-up. This week, he explains the raft of law reforms that have made the news this week. Plus, should the government intervene at Ihumatao? And finally, what did he make of the Green Party's attack ad on Simon Bridges?
Andrew Little joins us again this week just as he is about to step aboard an aeroplane. Lillian Hanly speaks to him about the Crime Fund, Drones and road safety changes. Minister Little is however heading to Whangarei tomorrow to visit the District Court, so Lillian starts by asking what such a visit involves.
Labour Party Minister Andrew Little talks to Stewart Sowman-Lund a week on from a Cabinet reshuffle that saw the creation of a new Housing Ministerial team. Plus, why is Minister Little up in arms over Google?