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Thursday October 28

A new OECD report called Babies and Bosses recommends New Zealand consider cutting the level of the domestic purposes benefit, to encourage more women in to work.  United Future is calling on the government to cut the tax paid by working parents.  Alison Mau spoke to United Future leader Peter Dunne and Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey about this issue.  For more information on the report see

CNN report on the upcoming US Election.

Francesca reviewed 'Shall We Dance' on Breakfast this morning. This new film is all about the passion of competetive ballroom dancing and stars Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere.

Alison Mau spoke to Elinor Sisulu, a human rights activist and author of In Our Lifetime, a biography of Walter and Albertina Sisulu two of South Africa's more respected and beloved figures who fought for human rights during the apartheid era.  As Secretary General of the African National Congress Walter Sisulu served time in jail alongside Nelson Mandela.  Elinor Sisulu is in New Zealand as a panelist on the International Bar Association conference panel discussion on closing the gap: trade, democracy and human rights in Africa.

Today on Breakfast media commentators Dr Joe Atkinson, Dr Wayne Hope and columnist Findlay McDonald discussed our changing media landscape here in New Zealand.