James Shaw catches up with Sherry as usual speaking from his own rāhui space where he has a home office set up. Today they talk about updates on COVID-19 following NZ’s first death, the preparedness of our health system heading into flu season and support for our aged communities.
Justin talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Abortion Legislation Act, which third reading was passed last week and recieved royal assent on the 23rd, and the government's response to Covid-19, including a package supporting businesses and increasing the country's COVID-19 warning level to no.4. A nation-wide lockdown will be implemented at 11:59pm on Wednesday 25th March.
This week Sherry spoke to Green party co-leader James Shaw.The taxpayers union recently announced that the Green party held the highest spending on flights. (Green Party list MPs spent $9816, compared to New Zealand First's $8059, and National's $7332, and Labour's $6499). This has brought about some criticism of the hypocrisy and irony due to the Green party’s stance on climate change, and minimising the carbon footprint. James responded to these criticisms, and also spoke on Coronavirus responses from the goverment and panic buying as NZ increases to 5 cases of the virus, and the recent annoucement from Conversation Minister Eugenie Sage on Pest Free 2050.
Green party Co-leader James shaw explains the recent changes to the default Kiwi saver scheme, wich will no longer invest in companies which produce fossil fuel. James also discusses the Organics Products Bill, which hopes to develop and solidify the definition and processes of labelling a food product organic.
This week, Sherry speaks to Green party co-leader James Shaw on Political transparency regarding political donations. The serious fraud office is currently investigating political party NZ First, and have charged an ex National MP as well. James and Sherry also touch on press freedom, after NZ first took photographs and followed a jounalist investigating these fraud claims. James also discusses the shift to Lower Emission vehicles, after plans for a subsidy scheme are put on hold.
Justin discussed with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the changes being made to the emissions trading scheme and the Greens’ thoughts on the government’s marquee homeless housing package and the future of public broadcasting.
This week we follow up with Green party co-leader James Shaw after the Prime Minister's announcement of $300,000 funding into HIV research and support. Monday wire host Sherry also discuss broader concerns with of mental health resources for the LGBTQ+ community and high rates of homelessness with James. They also speak on a possible conversion therapy ban. Conversion therapy is the harmful practise of manipulation, physical and emotional abuse, through pseudoscience to try and change someone’s sexual idenity or gender identity.
This week Sherry spoke to Green party co-leader James Shaw on the recent travel bans in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, and the distribution of funds in the infrastructure plan. Sherry and James discuss the decarbonisation of hospitals and schools, and the skypath which have been given boosts in the plan. Sherry begin by asking James if he’s pleased about the distriubtion and prioritsation of issues in the infrastructure fund.
This week Sherry continues the discussion on the Emissions Trading Scheme with Green Party co-leader James Shaw. He responds to some criticisms brought up by Sherry from economist Geoff Bertram on the proposed ETS Bill. Secondly, they also discusses the public housing crisis and the lack of affordable homes.
But first, Sherry begins by asking James to respond to Geoff’s critisms regarding the lack of transparency in the proposed ETS bill.
We are back with our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw. The Minister attended the climate change conference in Madrid (COP25) in December 2019 and we caught up on criticisms surrounding lack of substantial action and indigenious inclusivity. We also talked about proposed changes to the carbon emissions trading schemes, and the roll out of climate change education in schools.