This week is Zoë Larsen Cumming's last chat of the year with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw and there's lots to talk about.
Four bills were rushed urgently through parliament last week during its first full week of sitting. These were a new income tax bracket, drug testing at festivals and events, increasing sick leave from five to ten days, and increasing the speed at which the government can change COVID-19 alert levels.
To find out the who, what, when, where, why of these new bills, whakarongo mai!
This week Zoë Larsen Cumming speaks to James Shaw about the Climate Emergency declaration set to be announced by the government this week, along with the Green's stance on the Five Eyes Intelligence Network regarding recent statements by the Chinese government.
This week in her weekly chat with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë Larsen Cumming asks him about the Greens' renewed commitment to push for meaningful change for Aotearoa's transgender and non-binary community, a recent petition on deep sea conservation, and the ongoing housing crisis to which Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson has attributed a "wicked divide" between haves and have-nots in Aotearoa.
Today on the Wire, Zoë Larsen Cumming chats to the Green Party co-leader about the freshly announced Confidence and Supply agreement with Labour, the results of the cannabis referendum and what they mean for the future, and the results of the U.S. election in regards to his work as the Minister for Climate Change.
This week Zoë Larsen Cumming checks in with James Shaw regarding the election results. The talk of the town is whether Labour will still form a coalition government with the Greens, despite being able to govern alone. They chat about that as well as the Green Party's ambitions for the next three years.
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!
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.
This week Zoë Larsen Cumming has a pretty broad chat with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw on the dairy industry, New Zealand’s waterways and their Farming For Future Plan. They also chat about the lack of Māori issues brought up in the first leaders debate, and why we only have debates with two party leaders when we have an MMP system. They also touch on how the world failed to meet a single target to stop the destruction of nature and why climate change is presented as a partisan issue. Big stuff! Check it out.
This week Zoë Larsen Cumming gets the Green Party co-leader to explain what happened with the controversial $11.7 million government funding of an elite private school, The Green School, in Taranaki and what can be done to amend the decision. They also touch on some new community conservation projects as announced by MP for Conservation, Eugenie Sage.