Q+A – Sunday, March 17 2013
Q+A – Sunday, March 17 @9am on TV
On Q+A this Sunday, NZ’s in the midst of a
drought so how will it affect you and me and our pockets? We
speak to the Finance Minister Bill English, and a climate
scientist who says we have to no option but to adapt.
Also on the programme, is New Zealand set to become a
world leader in energy? We speak to visiting economic
geologist Dr Scott Tinker.
And the Catholic Church has a
new Pope, we hear the view of a Kiwi Catholic.
panel this week is political scientist Dr Raymond Miller,
former Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, and Tower
Investments’ CEO Sam Stubbs.
Join host Susan Wood and
political editor Corin Dann on Q+A at 9am this Sunday on TV
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World Refugee Day:
Are We Doing Our Bit?
On World Refugee Day, Thursday June 20th, Doing Our Bit will officially launch a campaign to double New Zealand’s UNHCR Refugee Resettlement Quota...
New Zealand’s low refugee intake is not a new issue. In February a NZ Herald editorial commented that our intake was ‘paltry’, remarking that ‘surely we could do more’. In April, Amnesty International described the quota as ‘tiny'.
“Despite being a small country in the middle of the South Pacific, New Zealand prides itself on being hospitable. We are friendly to overseas visitors and we see ourselves as punching above our weight in international affairs,” said Murdoch Stephens, coordinator of Doing Our Bit.
“However, in terms of accepting refugees New Zealand is clearly not doing our share.” More>>