On Q+A this Sunday:
Is it time to get tough with asylum seekers? Or is New Zealand better than that? National is set to pass a new law it hopes will deter asylum seekers, but critics - from opposition parties to Dave Dobbyn and Oscar Kightley - say it undermines our international reputation for fair play and is dog whistle politics. Immigration Minister Nathan Guy is live with Greg Boyed.
And is the government's decision to delay its partial sale of Mighty River Power a backdown, or smart politics? What are the implications for the other companies earmarked for sale? And with several large companies laying off workers this week, what's happened to English's promise of a business friendly economy? He speaks to Jessica Mutch.
Oceans are where and how the Pacific do business. But pressure is coming on our island neighbours to profit from the resources that lie beneath - the fish and the mineral wealth. Are they better to conserve their resources or exploit them? And just how healthy are our oceans? Jessica Mutch reports from Rarotonga.
Finally we're back in the US with Jack Tame, this week at the Democratic Convention in North Carolina. Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and President Obama have made their re-election pitch to the American people. But what's the mood on the floor? Can Obama overcome voter disillusion?
And on the panel, Dr Claire Robinson is joined by lawyer and former ACT MP Stephen Franks, and Council of Trade Unions President Helen Kelly.