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Today on The Wire

  • bNews with Kate Buckley
  • Tuariki Delamere has admitted to exploiting immigration rules, with his scheme , which uses the Talent Visa policy started last year. The admission came after Lianne Dalziel accused him his scheme of "money-go-round" and a "rort". Delamere joins us today..
  • Gangs, problematic at the best of times. But should they be outlawed? Dr Muriel Newman, ACT Police Spokesperson thinks so, and will be joining us to discuss the issue further. Is is practical? And what about civil libertarian ethics issues that may make such an approach impossible?
  • Newsboys WORLD of Sport, today with Jeremy Newsboy, who'll round up the score..
  • And finally we chat to Ant Timpson, Director of the Becks Incredible Film Fest, with the Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts Film Review.
  • Coming up this week:

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