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After two Liberal Party leadership spills last week, Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted as party leader and Prime Minister on Friday. Treasurer Scott Morrison became the 30th Prime Minister of Australia, after defeating Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop. Justin spoke to Dr Peter Chen of the University of Sydney about what caused the leadership challenges and how it will affect trans-Tasman relations, Dr Jill Sheppard of the Australian National University about the new government’s effects on refugee and climate change policies and Frank Bongiorno of the Australian National University on the legacy of these challenges on Australian political history.
This week on the Greendesk, to get fresh for fashion week Jack has a story about ethical fashion with a founder of the site Well Made Clothes. Justin takes us to Australia for international news this week - he speaks to three Australian academics about what’s been happening over there. Leonard speaks to Mik Smellie about the random acts of kindness day and Splice organisation. And finally, Conor recaps Bob Muller’s investigation against the Trump administration.
On the Monday Wire, Damian speaks with Male Survivors Aotearoa trustee, Ken Clearwater, about including faith-based organisations in a Royal Commission sexual abuse inquiry. The Southern Cross is back with their regular segment to discuss the retrail of two politicians found guilty of sedition in Fiji, the increase in Nepalese immigrants in New Zealand, and Manam volcanic activity. Tu speaks to Ron Angel about migrant workers being unfairly treated in New Zealand. We end the show with a segment on the conservation effort of whio or blue ducks in Kaimanawa Forest Park. Jemima talks to Sam Gibson from Goodnature about innovative pest traps and Tu talks to Kaimanawa Hunting Liaison Group spokesperson, Gary Harwood, about their work to set Goodnature traps to save the whio.
A report commisioned by the E Tu Union group has revealed migrant workers moving to New Zealand in search of work within the construction industry, especially those of Filipino descent, are being unfairly paid and treated. Many of the workers find they are being upto 16$ less than their native Kiwi counterparts, for perfroming the same tasks and work. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Ron Angel, Industry Coordiantor at E Tu about some the conditions migrants workers face, and how they affect their lives here in New Zealand.
The government is currently within the draft stage of a Royal Commission Inquiry into historical child abuse within state care however many organisations including churches have been reaching out to include faith-based Instituitions into the inquiry. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Male Survivors Aotearoa Trustee and national advocate Ken Clearwater, firstly asking why faith-based organisations were left out in the first place.
Hunters in the Kaimanawa set more than 100 traps around the forrest park in an effort to help protect the native Blue Duck population from predatory pests. Tu spoke to Gary Harwood, a hunting advocate in the region, about conservation from the perspective of someone who pulls the trigger, why conserving the duck population is important, and his hopes for the future.
For worry week, we are discussing sexual harassment.
When I was looking more into this topic, I came across an article by Vox, which discussed a allegation made by a woman against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Vox discussed how the the New York Times, who were the first to break the story, labelled this as sexual misconduct, and not sexual assault.This got me thinking, of how our media and our society discuss these issues and use the terms interchangeably and what the consequences of doing this could be.
To find out more about this, Darashpreet Johal spoke to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the school of law at victoria university.
As a content warning, this discussion involves Mamari and I talking about what the terms, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct mean and discussing a sexual abuse case that involves a child.
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Green Party co-leader James Shaw is back on the Wire this week. He spoke to Jemima about the party's priorities, the Global Climate Action Summit and the Productivity Commission's report on electricty generation in a low emission economy.
Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include, the Rainbow Warrior's arrival in Auckland, mixed feelings among young people about the Fijian election and the Bougainvillean's fight for independence.
I tēnei wiki i tauākī te pāti Kākāriki e tautoko ana rātou i te whakature o te reo Māori ki ngā kura katoa o Aotearoa. E whakahē ana a Aotearoa Tuatahi ki tēra, nā reira i kōrero atu a Lillian Hanly ki a Fletcher Tabuteau mō tēnei kaupapa. I pātai a Lillian ki a ia ki te whakamārama i ngā kaupapa here o te pāti.
This week the Greens announced they support making te reo compulsory in schools. NZ First has been against this and I asked Fletcher Tabuteau to explain this further, starting by asking what the NZ First policies are regarding te reo.
E kōrero ana mātou ki a Marcus Jones mō te Ao Putaiao, e pā ana ki ngā whakawhiwhinga me ngā haumātakataka. For Dear Science with AUT's Marcus Jones, we talk about Pulsars and Nobel Prizes, and hurricanes and cyclones.