S3E6: Australia Says YES!

November 16, 2017

Australia says a resounding YES to same sex marriage, Eating Onions looks at a breakdown of voting patterns nationally and by electorate. Jacqui Lambie has resigned, and Kristina Keneally is running against John Alexander in the Bennelong by-election

 

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-15/same-sex-marriage-what-happens-next/9134072

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/kristina-keneally-denies-ambush-as-liberals-try-to-return-serve-in-bennelong-20171115-gzlu5p.html

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/john-howard-expecting-campaign-call-up-as-kristina-keneally-vies-for-bennelong-20171114-gzlcw5.html

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/samesex-marriage-postal-survey-how-sydney-electorates-voted-20171113-gzkkod.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-15/high-court-rules-hollie-hughes-ineligible-to-replace-fiona-nash/9153638

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S3E4: Trump + Russians + FBI = ?

November 2, 2017

Patrick Muldrew takes the reigns and steers us through the American political landscape, which at the moment is heating up as Robert S. Mueller III reveals charges against three former Trump campaign officials. What does this mean for Trump?

 

SHOW NOTES:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/manafort-and-former-business-partner-asked-to-surrender-in-connection-with-special-counsel-probe/2017/10/30/6fe051f0-bd67-11e7-959c-fe2b598d8c00_story.html?utm_term=.5a05b0743359 

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S2E8: The Marriage Equality Campaign Officially Begins

September 14, 2017

Marriage Equality is at the heart of today's discussion. Tony Abbott wrote an article for The Sydney Morning Herald, and George Brandis calls for emergency vilification laws. Also, we simplify and demystify the first commercials from both sides of the campaign.

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/emergency-laws-to-ban-vilification-intimidation-and-threats-in-samesex-marriage-campaign-20170912-gyfpkh.html

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tony-abbott-on-why-same-sex-marriage-would-fundamentally-change-society-20170912-gyfi4f.html

https://gayandchristian.blog/2017/09/12/being-gay-during-the-ssm-plebiscite/

 

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S2E7: How The Media Covers Politics - PART 1

September 7, 2017

In the first of our three-part series of "How The Media Covers Politics", we talk to Media Advisor to Mike Baird and Barry O'Farrell, Cameron Hamilton. 

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/exclusive-how-the-news-is-dropped-in-nsw-20170830-gy73aj.html

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/when-it-comes-to-exposure-in-politics-less-can-be-more-20170427-gvu7e9.html

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S2E6: The Next Attack Will Be On Your Head

August 25, 2017

Pauline Hanson wore a burqa into parliament last week, and Attorney-General George Brandis slapped her down, which saw a standing ovation from The Greens and The Labor Party. Sarah Hanson-Young had some things to say to Pauline Hanson on Channel 7's Sunrise, including blaming Pauline for potentially threatening the national security of the country. And the Same Sex Marriage debate is still dominating media coverage, we give our latest thoughts.

EDIT: There was an audio clip that was left over from the previous episode that has now been removed :-)

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