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

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.

Labour's Andrew Little: March 26, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: March 26, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: March 26, 2020, 14.08 MB
Thu 26 Mar 2020

In light of our COVID-19 rāhui, Mary-Margaret asked the Minister if he was worried about the extent to which noncompliance might jeopardise our efforts. They discussed what the dispersal of patrol might look like during this crisis compared to day to day New Zealand, in which police presence is noticeably unequal across regions and suburbs.

Labour's Andrew Little: March 19, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: March 19, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: March 19, 2020, 5.94 MB
Thu 19 Mar 2020

Mary-Margaret asks the Minister about last night's removal of abortion from the crimes act; the COVID-19 stimulus package and what it says about Labour's relationship to provisions for safety nets outside of pandemics; how prisoners are being affected currently; and impacts on Pike River recovery funds.

Labour's Andrew Little: March 12, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: March 12, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: March 12, 2020, 24.48 MB
Thu 12 Mar 2020

This week, Mary-Margaret asks the Minister all about what went wrong during the Second Parliamentary reading of the abortion bill

Labour's Andrew Little: March5, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: March5, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: March5, 2020, 23.57 MB
Thu 5 Mar 2020

Abortion has passed its second Parliamentary reading, so Mary-Margaret asked what the Minister's reckons are before it goes to committee stage. They also talk about two more recent amendments and nuclear disarmament.

Labour's Andrew Little: February 20, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: February 20, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: February 20, 2020, 21.24 MB
Thu 20 Feb 2020

This week, Andrew spoke to us about the Crown apology to Moriori, and the legal basis for Right to Silence.

Labour's Andrew Little; Waitangi Now and Then and Constitutional Transformation; February 13, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little; Waitangi Now and Then and Constitutional Transformation; February 13, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little; Waitangi Now and Then and Constitutional Transformation; February 13, 2020, 22.91 MB
Thu 13 Feb 2020

Last week, we missed our chat with Andrew Little as he was at Waitangi, so this week, Lillian speaks to the Minister about Waitangi! They touch on Andrew's speech given fully in te reo Māori, and whether the government managed to address some of the key issues raised by Māori prior to Waitangi Day. Lillian also gets the MInister to explain his position on constitutional transformation and what he thinks the role of the Waitangi Tribunal is following comments by the opposition to eventually disestablish it. 

 

Andrew Little: January 30 2020

Andrew Little: January 30 2020 Andrew Little: January 30 2020, 14.73 MB
Thu 30 Jan 2020

The first weekly catch up with the Justice Minister for the year.

Labour's Andrew Little: How should we think about criminal justice? December 12, 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: How should we think about criminal justice? December 12, 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: How should we think about criminal justice? December 12, 2019, 21.42 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

It's Andrew Little's final Wire interview for 2019 - and his final chat ever with host Stewart Sowman-Lund. 

Today, how should we be thinking about criminal justice reform? Plus, is 12-billion dollars in infrastructure spending too little too late? And what does the Minister think about a possible NZME-Stuff merger?