Welcome to Trans Tasman Talk
In an era when globalisation, globalism and global citizenship are the prevailing political ideologies, western nations are losing their identities, culture and freedoms they once had.
Australia and New Zealand being the two Anglo-sphere nations of the South Pacific, they have always had a close relationship. That is why The Unshackled and Right Minds tonight launched Trans-Tasman Talk, so our respective audiences can know more about the similar and different battles we are facing as nations.
For our first show we explore that while she is beloved by the world, Jacinda Ardern’s Prime Ministership is falling apart in New Zealand. Her big government projects are crumbling and her Labor Party has been rocked by an internal sex scandal.
Australian and New Zealand are still dealing with the fallout from Brenton Tarrant’s mass shooting at a Christchurch Mosque back in March. Australia has now mandated that eight websites be blocked by ISPs for showing the video from the shooting. Gun confiscation in New Zealand is being bungled, with not many in circulation actually being confiscated.
The biggest menace to free speech in New Zealand is Greens MP Golriz Ghahraman. She was in the United States this week meeting her idol, Ilhan Omar. She may be upset when she gets home, with her comedian boyfriend Guy Williams interviewing members of a bikie gang with swastika tattoos, called Heil’s Kitchen.
Border protection is a major issue for both nations at the moment with New Zealand now at one with Australia in making sure the boats do not return. Hence the determination of the Australian government to deport the non-refugee illegal Tamil family.
Australia is copying an idea from New Zealand’s welfare system in drug-testing welfare recipients. While Australia is adopting the policy to even further reduce welfare dependency, New Zealand is moving away from the testing as its welfare bill increases.
Right Minds Links
At home with Guy Williams and Golriz Ghahraman – Stuff
New Zealand Labour faces sexual assault crisis as Jacinda Ardern sets up inquiry – The Guardian
Personal barbs in welfare drug test debate – Yahoo
Govt On Track For 13% Compliance With Gun Confiscation – Right Minds NZ