Trans-Tasman Talk Ep.4 - Political Climate Change

Dieuwe de Boer

Presented in association with The Unshackled. Trans-Tasman Talk (TTT) is hosted by Tim Wilms from Melbourne and Dieuwe de Boer from Auckland. The show debuts every Tuesday at 9pm New Zealand time and 7pm Melbourne time. Episodes are broadcast live on Youtube via Right Minds and The Unshackled.

The global political climate has continued to change this past week. United States President Donald Trump is now being subjected to impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives. The People’s Republic of China is celebrating 70 years of the nation’s founding under Communist rule.

Australia and New Zealand have been at the centre of both major international stories. The Chinese embassy in New Zealand held a reception to celebrate the nation’s communist beginnings with senior national government politicians and bureaucrats in attendance.

It has been reported by the New York Times that, in a phone call with Scott Morrison, Donald Trump asked for intelligence to be passed onto his Attorney-General Bill Barr. This related to former Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Alexander Downer’s conversation with Trump campaign George Papadopoulos in 2016 where he said Russia had Hillary Clinton’s emails. This was a month before Wikileaks published them.