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The government has just announced a bill to expand sick leave entitlements from five days to ten days a year. Noah spoke to Chief Executive of Retail NZ, Greg Harford who has come out against the bill. He also spoke to Annie Newman, Assistant National Secretary of E Tū, a union which has long called for an increase in annual sick leave.
This week Zoë Larsen Cumming speaks to James Shaw about the Climate Emergency declaration set to be announced by the government this week, along with the Green's stance on the Five Eyes Intelligence Network regarding recent statements by the Chinese government.
The Child Poverty Action Group has released a report regarding the Labour Government's unjustifiably slow progress on welfare reform in relation to the Welfare Expert Advisory Group's recommendations that were given to the government in February 2019. Aneeka speaks to Caitlin Neuwelk-Kearns who co-authored the report from the Child Poverty Action Group about the government's lack of action and changes we need to start seeing.
Zoë speaks to the Green party co-leader about the Climate Emergency declaration and the Five Eyes Intelligence Network.
Jess Hopkins speaks to Dr Julie MacArthur, a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations and Public Policy at the University of Auckland about environmental governance and policy in New Zealand.
Zoë speaks to the CEO and founder of KidsCan, Julie Chapman, on child poverty in Aotearoa.
Aneeka Moheed speaks to Caitlin Neuwelt-Kearns from the Child Poverty Action Group about the government’s inadequately slow progress on welfare reform.
Finally, Zoë speaks to PhD Candidate Briar Meads, Ngāi Tahu on te Tiriti o Waitangi as opposed to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the Government will declare a climate change emergency. This declaration is non binding, but Ardern says the motion intends to hold the Government accountable and recognises they are taking the issue seriously.
Jess Hopkins talked to Doctor Julie MacArthur, a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and Public Policy at the University of Auckland, about this declaration and key environmental policy issues facing Aotearoa.
First up, Dr Julie MacArthur discussed her research into environmental programmes and climate resilient infrastructure, and what needs to be done to reduce emissions.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a both a highly influential and highly misunderstood and contested document. Zöe Larsen Cumming spoke to PhD Candidate Briar Meads of Ngāi Tahu, about what it means when someone refers to The Treaty as opposed to Te Tiriti in media, business or politics.
The interview began by asking how while most people are aware that there are some very important differences between the english Treaty of Waitangi and the Te Reo Te Tiriti o Waitangi, but can outline what these key translation differences are?
2019 statistics show that one in five children in Aotearoa are living in poverty and this has only worsened with the COVID 19 pandemic. Zoë Larsen Cumming speaks to the founder and CEO of KidsCan, Julie Chapman to discuss this issue.
If you'd like to find out more about KidsCan, check out their website: https://www.kidscan.org.nz/
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, national governments have shown distinctly different approaches with different levels of success. But it appears that nations lead by women have a better record than their male counterparts. Doug Becker speaks with four experts about the popular media narrative that countries led by women are performing better with COVID.
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