Q+A This Week
SUNDAY 11 MAY
AT 9.00AM ON TV ONE
Has the Judith
Collins saga turned voters off National? We have
the results of our Colmar BruntonQ+A snap
Ahead of the Government’s election year budget,
Political Editor Corin Dann interviews
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
Outgoing BNZ chief executive Andrew
Thorburn will also give his take on the economy,
housing and interest rates.
For an alternative view,
Susan Wood speaks to
Professor Marilyn Waring,
one of our most influential thinkers.
Our panel this week
is Political Scientist Dr Maria Bargh,
Metro Editor Simon Wilson and former
National Party President Michelle
Q+A screens at 9.00am, Sundays on TV
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Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)
Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?
As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...
Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>