In a recent announcement, the government has stated that New Zealand will be comitting to the international effort to ban autonomous weaponary also known as killer robots in warfare. As technology develops, the likelyhood of killer drones being used during war in the near future is high. New Zealand, along with other countires and international organisations are joining together to enforce an international law which regulates and bans the use of killer robots. Disarment and Arms Control minister Phil Twyford disusses with Emily Bell the threat killer robots pose to humanitarian ethics.
The Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity is advocating for their campaign Free Fares which calls for all tertiary students, people under twenty-five and community services and card holders to have zero fees on all public transport in New Zealand. This would help students to manage and afford living and education costs as well as lessen the amount of fuel emissions in New Zealand which are contributing to climate change. Emily Bell spoke to Free Fares organiser and Massey Wellington Student President Tessa Guest about the Free Fares campaign.
Justine helps you fight the man in another round of Red Dead Redemption. Check out the Young Workers Resource Centre for some extra backup, or this if you want to join your union but don't know where to start. Whakarongo mai.
Louis spoke to the Maori Children's Commissioner Glenda Philip Barbara and NZEI's Liam Alexander about child poverty in New Zealand. He also talked to the University of Auckland's Linda Tyler about the legacy and passing of artist Robert Ellis.
Charlie was joined by ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa member Ella Sheperd to discuss Christopher Luxon’s pro-life stance. She also chatted with SPCA scientific officer Dr Alison Vaughan about responsible pet adoption.