The Human Rights Commission has released their "Prism" Report which deatils the six human rights issues related to people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics. Sherry speaks to the report's author Taine Polkinghorne about the details of the HRC's findings.
Jemima reports on the government's decision to end it's discussions of the proposed two track light rail network in Auckland. Justin gets National Party Transport Spokesperson Chris Bishop's thought on the call and Jemima talks to Green Party Transport Spokesperson Julie Anne Genter about why her party is welcoming the decision.
The New Zealand Council of Education Research has released survey results that say 24% of teachers surveyed feel occasionally unsafe in the classroom due to extreme behaviour exhibited by students. Jemima talks to NZEI Te Riu Roa president Liam Rutherford about the findings.
Justin Wong talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the prisoner voting rights bill being passed third reading in Parliament, Covid-19 quarantine and testing, cybersecurity, and the Sex Offences legislation.
Ollie Joblin spoke to Forest and Bird's Geoff Keey on a Threat Mangement Plan to protect Hector's and Maui dolphins.
On Neighbourhood Watch, Zoe Kounandis from Radio Adelaide reports on state border restrictions, community TV closures and university course fee changes.
Minister Tracey Martin joins us again this week and we spoke for a long time again, touching on new entrenched support for the teaching of the health and sexuality curriculum in schools, which basically secures funding for a number of people to go in and do this, to ensure consistency across the curriculum and throughout all schools. We didn’t have the time to play that today, but there are more announcements in the wings so we can try cover that again later perhaps. Today though, we talk about Covid-19 quarantine mishaps and also the delay in the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill. Lillian started by Asking the Minister if the quarantine mishaps could have been avoided.
Lillian also asked the Minister when she does think she is going to get this done so it can go ahead, and she’s saying she’s trying to do it as quickly as possible.
Following from the discussion with NZ First's Tracey Martin, Lillian looks further into what defines a 'fair trial' and why the changes proposed in this Bill are necessary to create a safer environment for survivors to testify. Speaking to Paulette Benton-Greig from the University of Waikato's Faculty of Law, they discuss rape myths and the concerns raised about the Bill from the Defence Lawyers Association.