As the country awaits Winston Peter's decision on who will form the next government, Harry talks to Labour campaign chairperson and housing spokesperson Phil Twyford on how the party is sitting, whats been going on the past few weeks, and what to expect in the coming days if Labour is to lead.
Harry and Kelvin discuss negotiations between Labour and NZ First as Winston Peters awaits special election results. Also touch on the first Labour Maori caucus meeting and Don Brash's comments that the Maori seats have lost their usefulness.
Following Grant Robertson's announcement on tax this morning to delay any implementation of changes from its tax working group until after the 2020 election, Harry talks to deputy Labour leader Kelvin Davis to find out more. Additionaly, as part of our election focused coverage, We talk Labour's stance on health policy.
Today Harry speaks with Labour's fianance spokesperson Grant Robertson on *that* fiscal hole, Labour's tax plan, will they or wont they introduce a capital gains tax, and a restructuring of Work and Income.
Earlier this week at bFM we kicked off our election focused coverage looking at different key policy areas leading up to 23rd of September. This week is environment week, we’re talking to each of our political party representatives throughout the week about what environmentally focused policies their party has on offer.
Harry asks Kelvin on Labour's policy relating to climate change.
This week Harry and Kelvin talk Labour's new policy aiming to increase the mental health workforce in primary and public schools in Canterbury, highlighting the need for children to talk about earthquake related anxiety and depression. We also talk National's 'boot camp' policy for young offenders.
Newly appointed deputy leader of the Labour Party Kelvin Davis joins us this week to talk Labour's new direction and the 'Jacinda Effect' sweeping the country following Andrew Little's resignation as leader on Tuesday.
Labour's Andrew Little joins us for our weekly chat. This week, Harry discusses the passing of the second reading of Little's Healthy Homes Bill, and talks the impact of Metiria Turei's revelation she lied to WINZ as a young solo mother.