Nine To Noon for Thursday 28 March 2019
09:05 Are employers prepared for Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Act?
The Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Act comes into force on Monday, when employers are legally obliged to offer two week's leave for an employee who is a victim of domestic violence or a caregiver of a child who is a victim. The new law also requires business owners to have a policy for dealing with hazards that arise in the workplace due to domestic violence. But domestic abuse charity Shine says many employers won't be ready for the complexity of dealing with employees who need support at work, and is offering training. Lynn Freeman speaks with Shine's Policy Advisor Holly Carrington, and CEO of the Employers and Manufacturers Association Bret O'Riley.
09:20 Report reveals power of Australia's gun lobby
As New Zealand moves on significant gun law reform there are warnings that gun control across the Tasman is being circumvented by a powerful gun lobby which is quietly undermining laws introduced after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996. An investigation, compiled by the progressive think tank, The Australia Institute, found that Australia's gun lobby is as large and spends as much on political donations and campaigns, per capita, as America's influential NRA. Lynn Freeman discusses the main strategies employed by Australia's gun lobby with the report's author, Bill Browne.
09:30 Lorde to headline Christchurch benefit concert
It's been announced this morning that Lorde and the Exponents are getting behind fundraising efforts for people affected by the Mosque attacks. They're joining an impressive line-up of the New Zealand music industry at the Christchurch leg of the You Are Us/Aroha Nui benefit concerts. Other performers include Six 60, Dave Dobbyn, Marlon Williams, Anika Moa, Chiia and many more, who will first perform in Auckland on the 13th of April. The Christchurch concert is on April 17th, with proceeds from both going to the Christchurch Foundation's Our People, Our City fund. Event organiser Brent Eccles joins Lynn Freeman.
09:45 British PM to stand down if Brexit deal passes
British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her MPs she'll resign if they back her EU withdrawl deal. Former political editor for The Times Philip Webster is watching the votes this morning as MPs choose alternatives to May's deal and he joins the programme for an update.
10:05 Val Emmich: The Reminders and Dear Evan Hansen
American singer-songwriter, actor and novelist Val Emmich joins Kathryn to talk about his transition from musician to writer, and how he turned the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen into a novel. He's travelling to New Zealand as part of the Auckland Writers Festival in May.
10:35 Book review
Harry Broad has been reading The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo.
10:45 The Reading
Part four of The Madonna in The Suitcase, written and read by Huberta Hellendoorn.
11:05 An evolving internet, a meme ban and new Apple services
Ellen Strickland, Internet NZ Policy Director looks at how the internet may change in the wake of the Christchurch shootings, what the EU 'meme ban' will mean for creativity on the net and Apple switches its focus to services, rather than products.
11:25 The lasting impacts for children of Christchurch shootings
Psychologist and disaster mental health expert Sarb Johal discusses the likely lasting impacts of the Christchurch terror attacks on children and adolescents. How do children and young people who may have viewed the video of the attack process that? What might parents see and why do children sometimes keep their reactions hidden?
11:45 The Enemy Within and Pax Assadi's 5 Star Stories
Film and TV reviewer Lara Strongman looks at new Lightbox series The Enemy Within, a psychological thriller with a strong female lead character and RNZ-produced Pax Assadi's 5 Star Stories.