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The Green Party's James Shaw

Each week Green Party leader James Shaw explains the green-tinged issues of the day.

James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island

James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island, 13.21 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2017

Joel had a conversation with James Shaw about his experience at the COP23 talks and what he thinks New Zealand needs to do to reach carbon neutral goals. They also talked about why The Green Party is currently refusing to comment on the situation on Manus Island, despite being extremely vocal about it in the past.

Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news

Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news , 14.44 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

This week we spoke with Greens trade spokesperson Golriz Gharaman about the latest from the TPP negotiations in Asia and the news the Greens will not support the current version of the agreement. 

Marama Davidson on Te Rā o Parihaka Bill and the High Court's decision on climate change

Marama Davidson on Te Rā o Parihaka Bill and the High Court's decision on climate change Marama Davidson on Te Rā o Parihaka Bill and the High Court's decision on climate change, 11.18 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

The high court has decided the previous Government had not done enough to meet its obligations on climate change. Joel talked to Green MP Marama Davidson about this as well as Te Rā o Parihaka Billl. This bill, which was in the name of former Maori party MP Marama Fox, is calling for a national day of commemoration to recognise the Crown invasion of Parihaka on the November 5 1881.

James Shaw on party donation transparency and Manus Island

James Shaw on party donation transparency and Manus Island James Shaw on party donation transparency and Manus Island, 14.15 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Green Party leader James Shaw has made a call for donations after a costly campaign. Joel talked to him about this and the need for more transparency surrounding party donations.

Green Party member Golriz Gharahman has also called out for New Zealand to take more action on Manus Island. New Zealand’s current refugee population sits at around .030% per capita. This is around thirty to forty times lower than world leaders. Joel talked to James about why this is, and what needs to change.

James Shaw talks negotiation transparency

James Shaw talks negotiation transparency James Shaw talks negotiation transparency, 14.16 MB
Mon 16 Oct 2017

NZ First is refusing to release the board members who are helping them decide their coalition partners. This is on top of negotiations being hidden away from the public which is raising issues about transparency in the democratic process. Joel to James Shaw about this.

They also spoke about Bill English accusations that the Green Party care more about getting National out of Government than they care about the environment.

We meet the Green's newest MP Golriz Ghahraman

We meet the Green's newest MP Golriz Ghahraman We meet the Green's newest MP Golriz Ghahraman , 10.27 MB
Mon 9 Oct 2017

This week we meet the Green party's newest MP Golriz Gharaman. Golriz is a former human rights lawyer and will become New Zealand's first refugee MP after she fled Iran in 1990 with her family. 

Julie Anne Genter on Coalition Talks

Julie Anne Genter on Coalition Talks Julie Anne Genter on Coalition Talks , 15.44 MB
Mon 2 Oct 2017

Green MP Julie Anne Genter talks to us about an open letter from an environmental supergroup, and an update on coalition talks. 

Marama Davidson on New Zealand's livability and the Green Party's rental policy

Marama Davidson on New Zealand's livability and the Green Party's rental policy Marama Davidson on New Zealand's livability and the Green Party's rental policy, 22.66 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

On the lead up to the election we are focusing on livability, so we’re focusing on issues such as homelessness, poverty, and housing. This is timely considering the Green Party’s renting and insulation policy announced yesterday. Joel talked to Marama Davidson about this policy and how livable she thinks New Zealand is right now.

James Shaw on mental health, drugs being a healthcare issue, and re-branding their image

James Shaw on mental health, drugs being a healthcare issue, and re-branding their image James Shaw on mental health, drugs being a healthcare issue, and re-branding their image, 20.27 MB
Mon 11 Sep 2017

On the lead up to the election, we are focusing on different issues each week and this week we are focusing on healthcare. Joel spoke to Green Party leader James Shaw about the Green Party's view on our health and mental health systems. They also chatted about drug use and whether it's a health issue, and the rebranding of the Green's campaign image.

James Shaw on Work and the Economy

James Shaw on Work and the Economy James Shaw on Work and the Economy , 17.07 MB
Mon 4 Sep 2017

This week we talked to James Shaw about the Greens economic policy and their ideas around a capital gains tax, a living wage and a universal basic income.