Nine To Noon for Tuesday 21 July 2009
09:05 Treasury head signals major shakeup of public sector, including cost cutting and more privatisation
Iain Rennie, the State Services Commissioner.
09:20 Matrimonial property
A look at a series of landmark court judgements which could change the way matrimonial property is divided in the event of a divorce.
A recent case, which made it all the way to the Supreme Court, has paved the way for wives to take a cut of their husband's property, even if he owned it before the relationship.
Anthony Grant, family lawyer; and Otago University law professor Nicola Peart who is a contributing author of Brookers Family Law.
09:30 Neil Mason, 75-year-old Australian dish operator at Parkes Observatory
Neil Mason, Australian who operated the Dish at Parkes Observatory in New South Wales and pointed the telescope at the moon to pick up signals of the Moon landing.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
Julie Metz, author of Perfection. Julie Metz speaks of the sudden death of her 44-year-old husband, and then learning six months later that he'd had a string of affairs.
10:30 Book Review with Rae McGregor
The River Wife by Heather Rose
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:45 Reading. The Orphan Gunner by Sara Knox
(Part 2 of 10)
An unconventional romance set in bomber command in Lincolnshire during WWII.
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram
11:30 Iconic fashion label Zambesi turns 30
Elisabeth Findlay, Zambesi creator, on fashion and surviving the recession.
See images from the Zambesi collection over the last three decades in the Nine to Noon Gallery.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch discusses the latest media issues