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Minister of Justice and Treaty of Waitangi negotiations Andrew Little's little chat on 95bFM every Thursday.

Labour's Andrew Little: July 2, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: July 2, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: July 2, 2020, 19.17 MB
Thu 2 Jul 2020

Mary-Margaret speaks to the Justice Minister about yesterday’s opening of the New Zealand Criminal Cases Review Commission, and the restoration of the right to legal representation in the family court. They also have a more holistic discussion about making the justice system less 'homogenous', as Andrew describes it.

Labour's Andrew Little: 25 June 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: 25 June 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: 25 June 2020, 29.65 MB
Thu 25 Jun 2020

Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little on COvid-19 quarantine and testing, Sexual Violence Legislation, cybersecurity, and the prisoner voting rights bill's third reading in Parliament.

Labour's Andrew Little: June 18, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: June 18, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: June 18, 2020, 11.08 MB
Thu 18 Jun 2020

As Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Andrew Little is nearing a redress deed with Ngā Iwi o Taranaki, the eight iwi whose maunga is Taranaki. Mary-Margaret asks what the Minister has learnt from listening to Ngā Iwi o Taranaki over the last couple of years. They also discuss the lack of implementation by this government of changes that Māori justice advocates say are essential for fixing a broken justice system.

Labour's Andrew Little: June 11, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: June 11, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: June 11, 2020, 37.96 MB
Thu 11 Jun 2020

In today’s catch up with Minister Little, Mary-Margaret asks about the meaning of “operational matters” and not being able to comment on them, and what he thinks of our modern national security regime in light of revelations that our Secret Service broke into the Czechoslovakian Embassy in the late 80s.

Labour's Andrew Little: May 7, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: May 7, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: May 7, 2020, 17.2 MB
Thu 7 May 2020

Mary-Margaret chats to Justice Minister Andrew Little once again, on a range of topics such as the trans tasman bubble, and using opportunities for public involvement where possible. However, Mary-Margaret started by asking about how much government needs to make public when it comes to legal advice for decisions such as a national lockdown, in light of calls from Simon Bridges.

Labour's Andrew Little: April 30, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: April 30, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: April 30, 2020, 21.34 MB
Thu 30 Apr 2020

Minister Andrew Little announced yesterday the possibility of further support for tenants of commercial property. Lillian spoke to him about this, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday regarding closing the border to NZ citizens, and the submissions process for the Electoral Amendment Act.

Labour's Andrew Little: April 23, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: April 23, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: April 23, 2020, 7.96 MB
Thu 23 Apr 2020

Comparing New Zealand’s COVID-19 policy to Australia’s has been a key part of the arguments posited by those who disagree with nationwide lockdown. For their last chat under Level 4, Mary-Margaret asked Andrew about if we should be paying attention to how Australia combatted the virus without a rāhui like ours. They also discuss mental health, if returning to ‘normal’ is viable or not, and how long Level 3 might last for.

Labour's Andrew Little: April 16, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: April 16, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: April 16, 2020, 10.89 MB
Thu 16 Apr 2020

A group of academics calling for a 'Plan B' posit that the economic harm our rāhui will cause is worse than loss of life. In her catch up with Andrew Little this week, Mary-Margaret asked what the Government's response to this notion is, and if it will influence future decisions relating to COVID-19 response. This week also saw the first package announcement for tertiary students during the pandemic, and Mary-Margaret questioned the Minister about why students are the only group whose COVID-19 assistance has come in the form of accumulating more debt.

Labour's Andrew Little: April 9, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: April 9, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: April 9, 2020, 6.75 MB
Thu 9 Apr 2020

Before our rāhui, the Minister of Justice had started accepting submissions on amendments to the Electoral Registration Bill - which he says is a form of voter suppression against prisoners. He also had started a review of our Hate Speech laws. Mary-Margaret asked him more about these reforms today, and what their progression looks like when Parliament has been suspended. She started by asking, though, about the role that legalising abortion last month played in being able to declare it an essential service during rāhui.

Labour's Andrew Little: April 2, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: April 2, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: April 2, 2020, 4.33 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

As the Prime Minister put it, those who are in their 20s are the vector for tranmission of COVID-19. Mary-Margaret speaks to Minister Andrew Little about this, as well as a new channel to report price gouging, police dispersal and the place of cannabis in the new landscape.