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 in her weekly chat with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë Larsen Cumming asks James about the minor parties leader's debate, the possibility of a Minister for Mental Health, the Wealth Tax, New Zealand's violence against women and children record, and finally his thoughts in the last week leading up to the election!
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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In lieu of regular guest Minister Tracey Martin, NZFirst MP Rob Gore speaks to Bronwyn about the party's foreign affairs policies. In particular, they focused on the rural visa, removing the right to vote for permanent residents, and defence funding.
Under their immigration policy for this election, NZ First has proposed removing the right to vote from permanent residents. Surprisingly, New Zealand is one of only four countries in the world who allow their permanent residents to vote. To hear more about why this is the case, and why it should stay that way, Bronwyn spoke to leading electoral law scholar, Professor Andrew Geddis from the University of Otago.
For 95bFM's election coverage this year, Jemima Huston speaks to Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere about foreign policy. They discuss relationships with the Pacific, sovereignty in Aotearoa and non-alignment.
This week in her weekly chat to the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë Larsen Cumming asks about the Green's refugee policy, and how New Zealand should stand up to countries in breach of human rights such as China and United States despite them being powerful trade partners and allies.