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Our weekly catch-up with Deputy Leader of the opposition, Carmel Sepuloni, every Thursday on The Wire.

Government's Health Priorities and National's Tax Policy w/ Andrew Little: 31 August 2023

Government's Health Priorities and National's Tax Policy w/ Andrew Little: 31 August 2023 Government's Health Priorities and National's Tax Policy w/ Andrew Little: 31 August 2023, 17.78 MB
Thu 31 Aug 2023

For our weekly catch up Caeden spoke to Labour Minister Andrew Little about Labour’s high profile health announcements, including to restrict vaping and reform responses to 111 distress calls.

They also asked about the ongoing investigation into employers who abused migrant workers, and National’s tax policy which includes cost recovery for immigration services. 

Cost of Living and Discriminatory Immigration Health Requirements w/ Labour's Andrew Little: 24 August, 2023

Cost of Living and Discriminatory Immigration Health Requirements w/ Andrew Little: 24 August, 2023 Cost of Living and Discriminatory Immigration Health Requirements w/ Andrew Little: 24 August, 2023, 21.91 MB
Thu 24 Aug 2023

This week for our regular catch-up and current focus on local economy coverage Caeden asks Minister Andrew Little about Labour’s plans to combat the cost of living crisis, especially in the context of the GST off fruits and vegetable announcements and calls for tax reform.

Caeden also asked about the recent open letter calling to scrap the acceptable standards of health criteria for visa applications, and the criticism of our immigration system being discriminatory and colonial.

They started by asking the Minister to talk about Labour’s policies to combat the cost of living crisis.

National Security and Migrant Exploitation w/ Labour's Andrew Little: 10 August, 2023

National Security and Migrant Exploitation w/ Labour's Andrew Little: 10 August, 2023 National Security and Migrant Exploitation w/ Labour's Andrew Little: 10 August, 2023, 11.99 MB
Thu 10 Aug 2023

For their regular catch up News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Labour’s Andrew Little about New Zealand’s first National Security Strategy to address new security threats facing Aotearoa, criticism of the proposed Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment Bill, and reports that complaints of migrant exploitation have increased sixfold under Labour. 

Here is that interview…

Defence and Potholes w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: 20 July, 2023

Defence and Potholes w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: 20 July, 2023 Defence and Potholes w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: 20 July, 2023 , 14.88 MB
Thu 20 Jul 2023

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Labour’s Andrew Little about an office for an Independent Inspector-General of Defence being established after a bill passed in parliament, The New Zealand Defence Force's deployment to the Republic of Korea being extended, and National's proposed Pothole Fund. 

First, she asked Hon Andrew Little about why an office for an Independent Inspector-General of Defence is needed. 

Dawn Raids and Wealth Tax w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: 13 July, 2023

Dawn Raids and Wealth Tax w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: 13 July, 2023 Dawn Raids and Wealth Tax w/ Labour’s Andrew Little: 13 July, 2023 , 23.24 MB
Thu 13 Jul 2023

An independent review has found that government ministers did not take adequate action to stop Dawn Raids despite an apology from the Prime Minister for historic Dawn Raids in 2021.

This week, the government also ruled out introducing a wealth or capital gains tax after the election, despite a study from Inland Revenue which found Aotearoa’s wealthiest families paid less than half the amount of tax compared to other New Zealanders. 

For their weekly catch-up, News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins asked Immigration Minister Andrew Little about both of these topics.

First, she asked Little about what the government's next steps are in addressing the impact of Dawn Raids.

Immigration Minister w/ Andrew Little: June 22, 2023

Immigration Minister w/ Andrew Little: June 22, 2023 Immigration Minister w/ Andrew Little: June 22, 2023, 8.56 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2023

This week, Spike speaks to Labour MP Andrew Little about his new appointment as Minister of Immigration following Michael Wood's resignation from Cabinet, and his thoughts and focuses going into the role. 

Fiji Defence Deal w/ Andrew Little: June 15, 2023

Fiji Defence Deal w/ Andrew Little: June 15, 2023 Fiji Defence Deal w/ Andrew Little: June 15, 2023, 15.82 MB
Thu 15 Jun 2023

This week, Spike speaks to Labour MP Andrew Little about the new defence deal between New Zealand and Fiji, allowing for more New Zealand military collaboration and presence in the country. 

Japan Defence Deal and Intelligence Law Review w/ Andrew Little: June 8, 2023

Japan Defence Deal and Intelligence Law Review w/ Andrew Little: June 8, 2023 Japan Defence Deal and Intelligence Law Review w/ Andrew Little: June 8, 2023, 22.12 MB
Thu 8 Jun 2023

This week, Spike speaks to Andrew Little about the new defence collaboration agreement reached with Japan, his visit to the Shangri-La defence summit in Singapore, and the new review into intelligence laws.

US-Papua New Guinea Security Deal w/ Andrew Little: May 25, 2023

US-Papua New Guinea Security Deal w/ Andrew Little: May 25, 2023 US-Papua New Guinea Security Deal w/ Andrew Little: May 25, 2023, 11.4 MB
Thu 25 May 2023

Spike speaks to Andrew Little about the Pacific-focused summit held in Papua New Guinea this week, and the new US-PNG security deal inked at the conference. 

ANZAC Day and Ukraine Support w/ Labour's Andrew Little: 4 May, 2023

ANZAC Day and Ukraine Support w/ Labour's Andrew Little: 4 May, 2023 ANZAC Day and Ukraine Support w/ Labour's Andrew Little: 4 May, 2023, 18.77 MB
Thu 4 May 2023

Spike talks to Labour MP Andrew Little about his trip to Gallipoli for ANZAC Day, and further NZDF support for Ukraine.