Justin Wong and producer James Tapp bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little, and Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis.
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Justin caught up with Justice Minister Andrew Little and discussed on parliament's work culture, situation on managed isolation, treaty settlement process with Te Whakatotea iwi, and advertising on referendums.
James spoke to Assistant Privacy Commisioner Liz McPhersen on a survey finding out what New Zealanders want from privacy law.
On Neighbourhood Watch, Justin spoke to Zoe on federal environment law, updates to Covid-19-related welfare, and a campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility.
In the final part of a series on the new privacy law to come into effect on December 1st this year, producer James Tapp talks to Liz MacPherson, the assistant privacy commissioner. Last week we heard from Gehan Gunasekara, a privacy law expert, about what is being added to the privacy law, while this week we are talking about how New Zealanders perceive our laws. In a survey released just after the new privacy act was passed, it showed TWO THIRDS of New Zealanders wanted more privacy regulation among a number of other statistics which James discusses with MacPherson. James starts off by asking about what New Zealanders want in terms of privacy law.
Justin spoke to Justice Minister Andrew Little about parliament's working culture, the situation on managed isolation, the progress on treaty settlement with Te Whakatotea iwi, and guidelines on advertising for the upcoming referendums.
Last week National Party Leader Judith Collins announced a Transport Package for the Upper North Island. It would include building a four-lane expressway from Whangarei to Tauranga, completing Auckland’s Rapid Transit network and building a second crossing across the Waitemataa Harbour. It is projected to cost $17 of the 31 billion dollars the party would allocate to transport projects in the next decade if elected.
Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson was quick to attack the proposal, saying the costing is either inaccurate, or completely lacking for some projects. Yesterday on the Wire, Jemima spoke to Julie Anne Genter from the Green Party about the issue, who also echoed some of these concerns.
Today Bronwyn spoke to National's Transport and Infrastructure Spokesman Chris Bishop to get his thoughts on these comments, as well as a better understanding of what the proposal entails.