6 Dec 2018

The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Sanjay Kumarasingham (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 6 December 2018

Cognitive neuroscientist Christian Jarrett has written a piece identifying the darker aspect of human nature, including: our tendancy to view minorities as less than human, taking pleasure at others distress, believing in karma, and we're vain, among other things. We ask the panelists if they're guilty of these traits. What the panellists Niki Bezzant and Sanjay Kumarasingham want to talk about. Law firm Simpson Grierson has posted an image of its young lawyers celebrating passing the bar exam, but has photoshopped their wine glasses out of their hands. It appears to be in reaction to the scruitny the professions has come under this year over bad behaviour at boozy work events. The panelists tell us whetehr they think this was a bit far. US magazine The Cut claimed in an article that actress Priyanka Chopra is a 'modern day scam artist' who married singer Nick Jonas to further her career. Meanwhile the world's top female football player was asked, as she received the award, if she twerks. And in Australia the world's first national enquiry into sexism in the workplace is underway - one of the worst sector is the media. The panelists discuss the issues. The New Zealand Initiative's released a report on the country's superannuation, stating that our pension age needs to rise and it should be linked to health expectancy. The report points out that New Zealand is one of the few countries that has a non-means-tested pension. We'll be living longer and retiring later so the system will need to change soon, the report suggests. Jenesa Jeram form the initivate explains the report.