Q + A 3/11/13: Labour, poverty
Q + A
SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER, 9AM, TV
With Labour's honeymoon already over the heat
is on David Cunliffe to come up with a winning plan. We're
live with the Labour leader at the party's annual conference
to find out whether he has a secret weapon.
Also on the
programme, are one in four Kiwi kids really living in
poverty or just living with dysfunctional parents? We look
at how we measure poverty and speak to the Children's
Commissioner and Social Development minister Paula Bennett
about what's being done.
And we hear from the Auckland
mayor's ex-mistress about the attraction of power.
panel this week, political scientist Dr Claire Robinson from
Massey University, former Labour Party president Mike
Williams and political commentator Matthew
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