I have been doing some political commentary since leaving Parliament. On three occasions I have been a panel member on Bomber Bradbury’s “Citizen A” show on Auckland’s Triangle Television.
Here are the three shows:
12 April: On consultants and need for a lobbying register, the Greens high polling and the need for an investigation into the SAS’s role in Afghanistan.
1 March: On the Housing Corporation cutbacks, NZ Ambassador to US Mike Moore’s invite to tobacco company to free trade deal party, and Lucy Lawless’s direction action against Shell re drilling in the Arctic.
26 January 2012: On the Ports of Auckland dispute, the Occupy Movement, and NZ on Air and the pre-election poverty documentary.
I have also been on TVNZ’s Sunday Q and A panel once. Topics covered were:
- Syria: http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/panel-discusses-robert-fisk-interview-4782134
- New Zealand’s economic difficulties: http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/panel-discusses-bill-english-interview-4782132
- Labour leader David Shearer’s first big speech: http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/panel-political-moment-week-4782161