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Welcome to The Policy Fix, a podcast by The Policy Observatory, AUT. Our podcasts are crisp 15-20 minute interviews with some of Aotearoa New Zealand's top thinkers on the big issues we face as a society and what we can do to address them. The interviews centre around three guiding questions: • What’s the policy problem your work seeks to address? • Why should the public care about this? • What policy directions do you recommend?

Welcome to The Policy Fix, a podcast by The Policy Observatory, AUT. Our podcasts are crisp 15-20 minute interviews with some of Aotearoa New Zealand's top thinkers on the big issues we face as a society and what we can do to address them. The interviews centre around three guiding questions: • What’s the policy problem your work seeks to address? • Why should the public care about this? • What policy directions do you recommend?
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Welcome to The Policy Fix, a podcast by The Policy Observatory, AUT. Our podcasts are crisp 15-20 minute interviews with some of Aotearoa New Zealand's top thinkers on the big issues we face as a society and what we can do to address them. The interviews centre around three guiding questions: • What’s the policy problem your work seeks to address? • Why should the public care about this? • What policy directions do you recommend?

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English


Episodes

Mike Joy on the Freshwater Crisis

4/7/2019
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Aotearoa New Zealand has pristine mountain rivers and lakes, but downstream in the lowlands our rivers are some of the most polluted in the world. Nutrients, sediment and human pathogens are pouring from farms into waterways, causing damage to ecosystems and threatening human health. Dr Mike Joy speaks with the Policy Observatory’s Keri Mills on the nature of the crisis in our lowland freshwater ecosystems, its historical and political causes, and the policy changes that are needed to...

Duration:00:20:11

Shiloh Groot on homelessness in Aotearoa

2/17/2019
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In recent years fierce debates surrounding a housing crisis has brought attention to the oft-ignored societal issue of homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand. However, homelessness is a complex issue that is about much more than just having access to four walls and a roof. Dr Shiloh Groot, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Auckland, has been researching homelessness for over a decade, and advocates for a more humanistic approach to understanding and responding to...

Duration:00:17:49

Tracey McIntosh on inequality in Aotearoa's criminal justice system

2/17/2019
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Aotearoa New Zealand has one of the world’s highest incarceration rates. Māori are more likely to get arrested than Pākehā, once arrested more likely to get prosecuted, once prosecuted more likely to get locked up. The majority of our people in prison are poor, and a sharply increasing number of imprisoned people are Māori women. What are the causes of the gross inequalities in our criminal justice system, and what should we do about them? Professor Tracey McIntosh of the University of...

Duration:00:18:54

Peter Skilling on what New Zealanders think about inequality

2/3/2019
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What do New Zealanders think about inequality? That’s the question driving the recent Marsden-funded research of AUT’s Dr. Peter Skilling. This project looked at what levels of income inequality New Zealanders think are reasonable, and investigated the dynamics of conversations about inequality. He talks with The Policy Observatory’s Keri Mills about the results of his research.

Duration:00:18:14

Max Rashbrooke on inequality in Aotearoa

2/3/2019
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What are the problems caused by economic inequality in Aotearoa, and what can we do about it? Max Rashbrooke has written and edited books on wealth, inequality and the role of government, and he talks to The Policy Observatory’s Keri Mills about the state of inequality in Aotearoa today, and where he thinks we should go from here.

Duration:00:18:43