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This Week's Bits: Sunday, 10th of September, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 10th of September, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 10th of September, 2017, 29.38 MB
Sun 10 Sep 2017

Hannah gives you the low down of the best bFM news bits of the week. This week focusing on economy, an important issue coming up in the election.

Neighbourhood Watch: Turnbull's prickly encounter and an offended Indian community

Neighbourhood Watch: Turnbull's prickly encounter and an offended Indian community Neighbourhood Watch: Turnbull's prickly encounter and an offended Indian community, 9.54 MB
Fri 8 Sep 2017

This week in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has an awkward interaction with indigenous Clinton Pryor, after Pryor walked 5000km to meet with him. 

An ad depicting a sacred Hindu god eating meat has offended many in the Indian community. 

An Australian senate is calling for the Australian government to ban all importation and use of the cladding blamed for the collapse of London's Grenfell Tower. 

Are immigrants being exploited?

Immigration Discussion with Migrants and Refugee Rights Campaign Immigration Discussion with Migrants and Refugee Rights Campaign, 26.78 MB
Fri 8 Sep 2017

Producer Laura chats with Gayaal Iddamalgoda, a trade union lawyer standing for the Wellington Central electorate for the Migrants and Refugees Rights Campaign about the state of immigration in New Zealand and concerns with other political parties policies on immigration. 

 

Immigration Interview with Dr. Francis Collins

Immigration Interview with Dr. Francis Collins Francis Collins, 12.4 MB
Fri 8 Sep 2017

Producer Conor talks to Francis Collins about the recent changes to essential skills visas, and why he believes the temporary migration is crucial to a flourishing New Zealand society. 

Jami-Lee Ross on immigration and the economy

Jami-Lee Ross on immigration and the economy Jami-Lee Ross on immigration and the economy , 25.62 MB
Fri 8 Sep 2017

Kelly chats live in studio to National MP Jami-Lee Ross about the recent changes to the skilled migrant visas and the essential skills visas that the government made. They also explored the approaches of other party's to immigration, and National's response to filling skilled labour gaps. 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 8th September

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 8th September The Wire with Kelly: Friday 8th September , 77.17 MB
Fri 8 Sep 2017

The Wire with Kelly Enright for Friday the 8th of September: 

Producer Conor talks to Francis Collins about the recent changes to essential skills visas, and why he believes the temporary migration is crucial to a flourishing New Zealand society. 

Kelly chats live in studio to National MP Jami-Lee Ross about the recent changes to the skilled migrant visas and the essential skills visas that the government made. They also explored the approaches of other party's to immigration, and National's response to filling skilled labour gaps

Our weekly chat with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide on current affairs in across the ditch. 

Producer Laura chats with Gayaal Iddamalgoda, a trade union lawyer standing for the Wellington Central electorate for the Migrants and Refugees Rights Campaign about the state of immigration in New Zealand and concerns with other political parties policies on immigration.

The wage-old question

The wage-old question The wage-old question, 12.11 MB
Thu 7 Sep 2017

To get both sides of the wage debate, 95bfm talks to Council of Trade Union President, Richard Wagstaff, and Business New Zealand's manager of Employment Relations Policy, Paul McKay.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 7th September

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 7th September The Wire with Harry: Thursday 7th September, 134.44 MB
Thu 7 Sep 2017

On today’s show we continue our election coverage, this week we talking the New Zealand economy, more specifically, work and income and employment.  Are wages keeping up with the cost of living in New Zealand? Should New Zealand introduce a universal basic income? We are discussing these questions and more today, gathering a range of perspectives on  party policy affecting those on beneficiaries and seeking employment in NZ.

 

Firstly we speak with Labour’s finance spokesperson Grant Robertson, then National’s minister for social justice Anne Tolley. We follow with Chief Economist at the New Zealand Initiative Dr. Eric Crampton, Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff and Business New Zealand’s manager of Employment Relations Policy, Paul McKay. We round off today’s show speaking with beneficiary advocate Miles Lacey

 

Is bad work experience taking its Toll on kiwis?

Anne Tolley and whether bad work experience taking its Toll on NZers Anne Tolley and whether bad work experience taking its Toll on NZers, 24.36 MB
Thu 7 Sep 2017

Yesterday National’s Social Development spokesperson Anne Tolley announced a plan to guarantee work experience, training or drug rehab to under-25s once they’ve spent six months on a jobseekers benefit. Lachlan spoke to Anne about this and the controversial benefit sanctions in the policy.

 

Too much work, not enough income?

Too much work, not enough income? Too much work, not enough income?, 34.08 MB
Thu 7 Sep 2017

As part of our indepth look at the economy we look at work and income. Possible alternatives to the current welfare system include a universal basic income. Lachlan discusses the possibility of a universal basic income with Chief Economist at the New Zealand Initiative Dr. Eric Crampton. He then spoke with beneficiary advocate Miles Lacey about the difficulties beneficiaries face under the current system, and what needs to change.