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With Australian goverment to debate law this week, Facebook and Alphabet, Google's parent company, could soon have to be paying for news to be on their platforms. With heavy oppoistion from the two companies, James discusses with Richard Pamatatau, a journalism lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, a range of possiblities that could stem from this situation.
This week in studio it is just James and Jade, who bring you a range of different stories to finish off the week.
James starts off with a piece about alcohol consumption with Cath Edmonson from the Health Promotion Agency.
James then also talks to Minister of Conservation, Kiri Allan, about a new type of biodegradable rat trap.
Jade talks to Doctor Richard Stein and Mayor of lower Hutt, Campbell Barry, about their support for the 'I Can't Wait' campain which advocates for people with Crohn's disease and other urgent needs for the bathroom.
Jade then also talks ot Ayesha Waja about her campaign 'Not For You' where they discuss harrassment and discrimination in the music industry.
James talks to Auckland Univeristy of Techonology journalism lecturer, Richard Pamatau, abour Australia's potential independent journalism laws.
Jade talks with Dr Richard Stein and Mayor Campbell Barry of the Lower Hutt area about their support of teen Nicole Thornton's advocacy campaign "I Can't Wait." The campaign advocates for people with Crohn's disease and other urgent needs for bathroom usage to carry "I Can't Wait" cards so businesses can open their toilets for usage without the need for unnecessary explanation.
On their weekly chat, Justin talked to the Minister Responsible for SIS and GCSB Andrew Little about the Royal Commission report into the Christchurch terror attack, on the part of the security agencies and the Commission's recommendations. Minister Little is also in charge of coordinating the government's reponse to the report.
Justin and Zoe talked about the federal government's failed attempt to extend a cashless debit card scheme for welfare recipients, protests against a gas well project on aboriginal land in western New South Wales, and a failed motion to exclude police and prison officers in Sydney's Mardi Gras.
Ayana talked with National Party Spokesperson for Ethnic Communities and Broadcast and Media about whether we should censor racist content on film, video and media following the recommendations of the Royal Commission Inquiry into the Christchurch attacks.
Chief Censor David Shanks gave a statement on the inquiry recommendations.
On their weekly chat, Justin and Minister Responsible for SIS and GCSB Andrew Little discussed about the Royal Commission report into the Christchurch terror attack and its recommendations.
Ayana spoke to National's broadcasting and ethnic communities spokesperson on the report's recommendation to strengthen censoring racist content on film, video and media.
Justin talked to Auckland University's Chris Wilson on the report's effectiveness on preventing the spread of right-wing extremism.
Neighbourhood Watch reports on the federal government's failure to extend a cashless debit card scheme for welfare reciepients, protests against a NSW gas well project, and a failed attempt to block police and prison officers to participate in the Sydney Mardi Gras.