Politics in Full Sentences: ACT New Zealand Podcast

The ACT Party’s weekly podcast for those who love free markets and free minds. Each episode covers off the week in politics and one big idea for a better tomorrow. Hosted by Ruwan Premathilaka with regular guests ACT Leader David Seymour and Deputy Leader Beth Houlbrooke.

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Do identity politics threaten to silence feminism?

Politics in Full Sentences ACT Leader David Seymour is joined by Speak Up For Women spokesperson Ani O’Brien.

Massey University is standing up to backlash in the name of free speech to allow controversial Canadian feminists to speak on campus. In 2019, how did feminists become controversial and who’s doing the protesting?

Last year in the UK, feminist academics received threats of abuse from students and fellow academics, threats of being barred from campuses and talks cancelled. Lecturers are silencing their own opinions in fear of losing employment. What happened to academic freedom and civil debate and could the same thing happen here?

In fear of offending, are our own media at risk of silencing views?

 

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Are Universities Finally Standing Up for Free Speech?

In this episode of Politics in Full Sentences, ACT Leader David Seymour is joined by Employment Law Expert Mac Whitehead. Massey University is allowing controversial feminists to speak on campus, and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland has defended the right for objectionable material to be displayed on campus. Are Universities finally standing up for free speech? This NZ First Minister Shane Jones was caught soliciting votes in exchange for Provincial Growth Fund Money. Was the Minister speaking out of turn or is the policy something more sinister? Finally, the National Party want to tax parents. What’s up with that?

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Freedom to Speak – ACT’s campaign for Freedom of Expression:
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Is banning flavoured vape nuts?

In this episode, Jonathan, co-founder of VAPO and Alt NZ (with Ben Pryor), is joined by Act Party Deputy Leader Beth Houlbrooke and Employment Law Expert Max Whitehead. They talk about how the Government has signalled new regulations could be on their way to limit the flavours of vapes and e-cigarettes. Are these regulations necessary? Would they hinder smokers switching to a healthier alternative? Is vaping even the healthier alternative? What regulations, if any, would our panel support and what effect would they have on the economy?

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Freedom to Speak – ACT’s campaign for Freedom of Expression:
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Western values and institutions are being undermined: what effect is this having on the mental wellbeing of individuals?

Ruwan, David and Stephen Rainbow discuss the undermining of Western values and institutions, and what effect this is having on the mental wellbeing of individuals. Why and from whom are Western values under attack? How are we seeing this manifested in our institutions? How does this relate to mental health and suicide? What can be done? Stephen Rainbow is three-term Wellington City Councillor, founding member of the Green Party, and has blogged extensively on gay issues.

 

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Freedom to Speak – ACT’s campaign for Freedom of Expression:
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Free Speech Coalition vs. Auckland Council

In this episode of Politics in Full Sentences, Max Whitehead talks to Dr David Cumin about the Free Speech Coalition’s legal action against Auckland Council after its decision to deny a venue to Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux. Why was legal action taken, where’s the case up to, and what are the implications for free speech in New Zealand?

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Freedom to Speak – ACT’s campaign for Freedom of Expression:
Free Speech

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KiwiBuild and ‘no jab, no pay’

Ruwan and Beth discuss KiwiBuild and ‘no jab, no pay’. What went wrong with Labour’s flagship housing programme and can it be saved without reforming our planning rules? What is ACT’s plan to improve housing affordability? Also, ‘no jab, no pay’. Is it fair to reduce or remove welfare payments for parents who don’t vaccinate their children, and has it worked overseas?

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Entrepreneur Kenyon Clarke talks Business, Housing, and End of Life Choice

This week in Politics in Full Sentences, businessman, entrepreneur and humanitarian Kenyon Clarke talks about business, housing, and succeeding against tough odds. He recovered from the Great Financial Crisis by building a world class company to tackle the housing crisis. Kenyon shares how he came through those tough times, and what is needed to get more New Zealanders into homes now. He also opens up on why he supports the End of Life Choice Bill, and others should too. Added in is all the usual reviews of the political week; the Rugby World Cup licensing hours, and why David Seymour doesn’t get invited to the Police Minister’s birthday.

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Jacinda Ardern lectures other countries, Labour goes soft on criminals, ACT launches Firearm policy

In this episode of Politics in Full Sentences, David, Brooke and Ruwan discuss why Jacinda Ardern is overseas lecturing other countries when our economy is in trouble. Also, why did Andrew Little call ACT’s three strikes law “fascism”, and will he give prisoners the right to vote? In contrast to this Muldoonist approach, ACT has consulted the community to generate a new firearm law.

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ACT’s Campaign for Freedom of Expression: https://freespeech.act.org.nz/

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