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22nd July 2008
12:00 bNews, Weather and Surf with José
Immigration Bill: A Human Rights Nightmare
Labour's Immigration Bill was reported back from select committee yesterday. Prior to this there were some serious concerns about how the Bill will affect civil liberties, particularly with regard to detention rules and the use of classified information. It remains unclear this morning whether the committee has made any changes. scoop.co.nz's political editor Gordon Campbell will join us to discuss the Bill's workings.
12:30 Fuel for
Against the backdrop of buzzwords such as fossil fuels, peak oil, and climate change, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia convened the Future Fuels forum to address transported-related issues there. Their recently-released report had some interesting insights, not least the revelation that fuel prices will reach an astounding AU$8 a litre in ten years. I will speak with Energy Futures Manager Paul Graham.
1:00 Footsteps of
Writer and news producer Angus Gillies has taken it upon himself to publish a three volume series called Ngati Dread, about the little-known Ruatoria Rastafarians who made their intimidating presence felt in the East Coast town between 1985 and 1990. Gus will drop in for a chat about what it was like writing the books and why he thinks it was so important to document this little corner of history.
1:40 The Green
Today Simon will be talking to Kevin Hackwell, Conservation Manager at Forest and Bird. With the general rise in temperatures year after year, NZ's native plants and animals are being forced to adapt to a new ecology. Kevin will give us an insight into how they are coping.