Q+A - Sunday 10 August: Epsom, Christchurch Central
Q+A This Week
SUNDAY 10 AUGUST
AT 9.00AM ON TV ONE
The results of our
Q+A Colmar Brunton snap poll in the Epsom Electorate –
who’s taken the lead? Do voters like the deal between
National and ACT?
For the first time, all the leading
candidates for Epsom line up for a debate, hosted by
Rachel Smalley – National’s
Paul Goldsmith, ACT’s David
Seymour, Labour’s Michael Wood,
Green’s Julie Anne Genter and
Conservative’s Christine Rankin.
report by Dita de Boni on the campaign for
Christchurch Central – can Labour win back the former safe
Our panel: Dr Raymond Miller,
Michelle Boag and Tim
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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>