The Panel with Finlay Macdonald and Julia Hartley Moore (Pt 1)
The ABC's Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox has been on Manus Island for three weeks. He talks to The Panel from Port Moresby about his observations there and what he's heard from the Papua New Guinea government over the situation. After Auckland Council officially declared the average house value at more than $1 million, The Panel asks what this could mean for ratepayers. And what about Phil Goff's campaign promises to cut costs at the council? Jo Holmes from the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is critical the council is not doing enough belt-tightening. Populism, immigration and vulnerable technology-based voting systems are all threats to democracy in the world now. The Panel discusses whether floating city-states or seasteading is a way around government controls.