The fate of RNZ and TVNZ may soon be in the hands of Cabinet ministers; and the chair of the Medical Association says it will be difficult to put safeguards in place to prevent people from being subtlety coerced into euthanasia.
1.The fate of RNZ and TVNZ may soon be in the hands of Cabinet ministers, with a proposal to disestablish both broadcasters and create an entirely new public media entity.The coalition government has been grappling with what to do with public broadcasting in New Zealand, and now there’s a greater sense of urgency with the media industry under real financial threat.
2. The chair of the Medical Association says it will be difficult to put safeguards in place to prevent people from being subtlety coerced into euthanasia. Legislation allowing some terminally ill adults to request assisted death will go a public referendum in next years election.
3.Bush fire conditions on Australia’s east coast have eased overnight and there are no longer any fires burning at Emergency warning level.
4.A domestic violence advocate in Australia says some of the firefighters battling the fires will return home to bash their partners because domestic violence peaks after events like these.
5.Severe flooding in Venice that has left much of the Italian city under water is a direct result of climate change, the mayor says.The highest water levels in the region in more than 50 years would leave “a permanent mark”, Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted.
6.More than 60 Otago University medical students are caught up in an investigation into the use of overseas work placements for holidays.
7.West Auckland’s Alcohol Licensing Trust have been found to have mislead the public during the local body elections saying nearly half their profits were given back to the community.