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The full show podcast for the beautiful mess that is the Tuesday Wire. Today we cover ANZAC day and Aotearoa's military, the new environmental report and the international week of rebellion. A big thank you to every one who made this show happen.
Yesterday it was announced a capital gains tax would not be adopted by current government. As noted by Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the coalition couldn't come to a consensus on this matter. Laura Kvigstad explains what this means in terms of New Zealand economic development, our relationship to investment in the housing market as well as the power dynamic between landlords to vulnerable tennants.
A new report has come out talking about how current company law is hampering the development of New Zealand’s social enterprise sector. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to co-author of the report Steven Moe, about this legal framework and started by asking him to tell her a bit about current company law.
The full show podcast for the beautiful mess that is the Tuesday Wire. Today we cover oil exploration, optics in politics, Julian Assange and Rāhina Hauora. A big thank you to every one who made this show happen.
Midwives employed by District Health Boards have settled with the government over pay and conditions. Negotiations have been long winded, beginning in 2013 and going through a number of mediations, strikes action, and discussions. Salaries will go up by 17.5% next year, meaning newly trained midwives will make almost $60,000 a year. Lachlan spoke with Jill Ovens, Co Leader Industrial for MERAS, the midwives union in Aotearoa about the agreement.
Intermittently on The Wire, we have a theme for the week, this week’s theme for worry week is War, Imperialism and the Military industrial complex, so I thought it was fitting to talk to Auckland Peace Action about their upcoming Picnic for Peace, what it is and what it is reflective of.
How are non-governmental organisations, social movements and transnational networks working to combat climate change globally and locally? Maria Armoudian is joined by Astrid Carrapatoso to discuss this. Astrid has published studies on climate change policy implemented by both local, state, national and international governments.
Wire Worry week this week, we discuss optic politics and the media. When Green MP and spokesperson for Human Rights, Golriz Ghahraman became a candidate in politics it was noted she would be New Zealand's first refugee MP. Laura Kvigstad speaks with Ghahraman about how identities are political.
Jemima speaks to Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew about the Pacific media boycott of the Indonesian election, the University of the South Pacific winning a $20,000 grant, and the Dawn Raids Exhibition.