Q+A is back
16th March 2011
Paul Holmes and Guyon Espiner return to co-host TVNZ’s
flagship political programme in this crucial election year
along with Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson who will
lead the panel of expert political analysts.
new series of Q+A kicks off with a feature interview at 9am
this Sunday with Prime Minister, John Key, looking at our
new world after the earthquakes.
We have a television
exclusive with renowned author, film-maker and political
campaigner Tariq Ali, about the jasmine revolutions in the
Middle-East, what has sparked them and what’s likely to
emerge to replace the dictatorships. Tariq is visiting NZ
and will be live in the Q+A studio on Sunday morning.
Q+A returns to its usual slot – LIVE on TV ONE 9-10am
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versionThe 2011 Q+A Team
– Dr Jon Johansson, Paul Holmes & Guyon Espiner
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>