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Hanna spoke to Dr Jaimie Veale, president of the Professional Association of Transgender Health Aotearoa and principle investigator for the Counting Ourselves Study, about Statistics NZ's recent announcement that it would now be including questions on sexuality and gender identity in the 2023 census.
One of the most fundamental features of the Trump Administration is a policy of limiting immigration and reversing previous US policy on work visas, asylum, and deportation. Will Trump continue to limit immigration in light of recent US Supreme Court decisions and the Covid-19 Pandemic? Doug Becker speaks with Peter J. Spiro and Hiroshi Motomura.
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A report released by the Human Rights Commission has revealed that 44 percent of New Zealanders have experienced being paid less than someone who does the same job as them. To find out more about pay disparity in New Zealand, Zoë Larsen Cumming interviewed the president of the National Council of Women in New Zealand, Lisa Lawrence.
Recently we saw a 52 million dollar injection for schools and early education to help deal with lower attendance levels due to COVID-19. This funding will be put towards looking after those with low attendance and high risk students, with funding for social workers, teacher aides and other support staff. While the New Zealand Education Institute, also known as the NZEI, is happy with this injection and that it is well timed, they want to see more systemic changes. To understand more about their position, James Tapp talks to the president of NZEI, Liam Rutherford, and starts off by asking about what this funding means for teachers.
On today's Southern Cross, Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, reflecting on his experience as a journalist on Rainbow Warrior, we follow up on domestic violence in PNG, and journalism in West Papua.
This week Sherry Zhang talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw, on the Electoral Integrity Amendment Act. This means members of parliament can’t change political parties once they enter parliament, and party leader are able to kick out MP's if they reasonably believe they disproportionately affect the proportion of parliament.
Sherry Zhang talks to sex therapist and educator Sarita das. In Part 1, we speak on queer sex for everyone, masturbation and shame, female pleasure, sex education in schools, and healthy safe sex. We ended up having a much longer chat, on navigating sex as a queer person of colour, and fetishisation. Listen in Part 2 next week!
Sherry begin by opening the conversation about sexy times with masturbation!
On the Friday Wire, Lillian Hanly follows up her discussion with Minister for Children Tracey Martin about the allegations made against Oranga Tamariki. She speaks to AUT Associate Professor of Law Khylee Quince and the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency Chair Merepeka Raukawa-Tait about their response to Martin's comments on the culture at OT.
Jemima Huston speaks to National Party MP David Carter about his members bill that aims to repeal the controversial waka-jumping law. The Green Party issues a statement also.
Sam Denne talks to Ben Wamalili, a University of Canterbury researcher, about the perception of cigarette smoking held by students.
Lillian Hanly follows up her discussion with Minister for Children Tracey Martin on Wednesday about the allegations made in a Newsroom article regarding workplace culture at Oranga Tamariki. She speaks to AUT Associate Professor of Law Khylee Quince who responds to the interview. Whānau Ora Chair Merepeka Raukawa Tait also discusses her long-standing calls for the resignation of the Children's Minister and the Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive with Lillian.