95bFM’s intrepid newsteam has your 2020 Election coverage sorted. Exploring a different policy area across all parties each week, don't miss your best chance to stay informed on the issues that matter.
This week our election topic is human issues. Bronwyn speaks to NZ First Minister Tracey Martin about the party’s tertiary policy, which involves an up front investment policy, universal living allowance, and a debt write off scheme. To begin with however, they spoke about one of the Minister's final announcements as Minister for Children - a $42 million programme aimed at intervening early intervention in families where tamariki are at risk.
For 95bFM's election coverage, Jemima Huston speaks to University of Auckland politics lecturer Dr. Lara Greaves about the Māori Electoral Roll and the Māori Seats in Parliament. Dr. Greaves explains how the Māori Roll and Seats came to be, what impact they have on Māori participation in elections and what some of the issues are with this electoral system.
Last week womens groups in Aotearoa New Zealand reported to a UN watchdog that they were frustrated and disappointed how New Zealand has failed to make any meaningful progress on our widespread and enduring violence against women problem. To find out more, Zoë Larsen Cumming interview the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland's Dr. Debbie Hager, who spoke on behalf of the Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children.
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