Christchurch will welcome refugees for settlement for the first time since the Christchurch Earthquake. Bailley speaks to Immigration Minister Ian Lees-Galloway on how the Government plans to ensure that refugees can succeed in New Zealand.
The Human Rights Commission has released a report on issues facing Dementia patients when put into care against their will. Bailley spoke to Janet Anderson-Bidois, Chief Legal Council of the Human Rights Commission in how to address human rights of aged care.
Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Watch project reporter Rahul Bhattarai and another journalist from the Pacific Media Centre, Sri Krishnamurthi (Krish-na-moor-t). We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include: the dilemmas faced by UN soldiers on the battlefield, how Filipino President Duterte’s government is allegedly killing indigenous Lumad community leaders, the Indonesian President Widodo’s plea for tolerance and the Nauru media ban on ABC.
Last week on August 15 teachers across New Zealand went on strike. They are calling for beter pay, better conditions and better incentives to attract new people to the teaching profession. Lillian spoke to Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, about the strike.
Jemima spoke with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about the Green Party annual general meeting held over the weekend. They discussed the party's new proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act and their stance on the waka jumping bill.
Today on the Wire Jemima spoke to co-leader of the Green Party, Marama Davidson, about the Green Party AGM. The Southern Cross is back with their regular update on Asia Pacific news. Lillian talked to Minister of Eduction, Chris Hipkins, about the teachers strike last week. Bailley spoke to chief legal advisor to the Human Rights Commission, Janet Anderson-Bidois about people held in aged care facilities without their consent. Damian asked Geoff Simmons about his new position as leader of The Opportunities Party. Finally, Bailley talks to Minister of Immigration, Iain Lees-Galloway about Christchurch becoming a settling city for refugees.