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Weekly Catch Up w Simon Court December 11, 2023.mp3

Weekly Catch Up w Simon Court, discussing ACT's response to Te Pati Māori's hikoi, calls for removing the Human Rights Commission and COP28, December 11, 2023

Weekly Catch Up w Simon Court December 11, 2023.mp3 mp3, 31.8 MB
Monday, December 11, 2023

Thousands of protestors took to the motorways December 5th, in protest against the recent policies announced by the new government. ACT Party leader David Seymour critiscised these actions, calling the tuesday events "diverse theatrics".

On our weekly catch up with the ACT Party, Lou spoke to Simon Court about David Seymour's response to the hikoi, and ACT's stance on the policies announced, such as the scrapping of the Māori Health Authority, restoring referendums for Māori wards and minimising Māori language use in public services.

Lou then enquired about ACT renewing their call for the removal of the Human Rights Commission as well as alternative measures proposed to safeguard and promote human rights in New Zealand. 

Finally, Lou enquired about ACT's stance towards the climate change issues following Aotearoa's new climate minister participating in COP28, 2023's United Nations Climate Change Conference held at Expo City, Dubai.