Internet NZ’s chief executive, Jordan Carter joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss the recent bill from the government to create a legal framework to censor objectionable material online. Carter explains the good and the bad in the bill from his perspective.
Stats NZ has just announced Job numbers fell by a record 37,500 in April 2020 this is a record drop. Philip Miles is the Digital Services Lead at Auckland Libraries who have a number of services available to support people in looking for, preparing for and applying for jobs.
On Dear Science with Marcus Jones talking about Covid-19 vaccines, the Space X launch and asteroid’s hitting earth.
We have NZ First back on the show today, but we hear from Mark Patterson the Agricultural and Primary Industry spokesperson. We talk about the budget, latest polling numbers, the NZ First Foundation and goverment reviews into government responses of Covid-19.
We hear from the Disability Rights Commissioner on how shovel ready projects should be taking accessibility into account.
And lastly, Lillian Hanly is finishing up her time here as News Director, she makes that announcement on the show today.
Yesterday morning the Government announced a new financial support for people who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19. Those eligible will receive a 12-week period of payments of $490 a week for full time workers, and $250 for part time. Auckland Action Against Poverty has welcomed this towards a step towards individualised benefits, but has deeper concerns. The relief payment, which is almost double that of the weekly payments under the main benefit, create what they call a "two-tier welfare system" – drawing an arbitrary distinction between 'deserving' and 'undeserving' welfare recipients.
Bronwyn brings you a report on the new financial support, speaking in particular to Brooke Fiafia, a spokesperson from AAAP who elaborates on their concerns.