21 May 2019

The Panel with Mamari Stephens and Maryan Street (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 21 May 2019

A sweeping new review is out today on the workplace culture in Parliament and it appears it is toxic. Speaker Trevor Mallard launched the external review of bullying and harassment of staff at Parliament in November last year. The review found there is a systematic bullying and harrassment culture. We speak to Employment Law expert Kathryn Dalziel about workplace bullying. More than 13,000 people have signed a petition calling for abortion to be removed from the Crimes Act. The petition was set up less than a week ago on the Parliament website and will stay up until July. Under current law, it is illegal to have an abortion unless it is approved by two specialist doctors. We ask the panellists if they believe it should be removed from the Crimes Act. We can't not mention Game of Thrones today. It's everywhere, following last night's series final after 8 seasons. Some fans loved the ending and feel satisfied, others are signing a petition arguing the whole last season needs to be re-written. We get the panellists thoughts.