Members of the large, active and informed #auspol Twitter community host a regular live streaming podcast series (on the Spreaker streaming audio platform) with special guests looking at key policy areas and discussing politics of the day...

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  • #auspol live Podcast Replays - To listen and download podcast replays see them listed on Spreaker here 

 

Friday March 31 at 3pm - Join #auspol member AshGhebrainious for some calming truth with his Friday wrap of the week

Thursday March 30 at 7pm - #auspol member Dianah Mieglich, Tammy Franks from the South Australia Legislative Council & Teresa McDowell of the Industrial Hemp Assocation will talk about the Hemp Industry and the recent decision by the TGA to class it as a poison! Outrageous!

Tuesday March 28 at 4pm QLD Time/5Pm Syd time - join the #auspolpunters - Noely and Caitlin - where they're speaking about issues impacting Australia's youth

Friday March 24 at 3pm - Join #auspol member AshGhebrainious for some calming truth with his Friday wrap of the week

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Friday March 17 - Ash Ghebrainious shared his Friday wrap of the week where he spoke about Mal from Snowy River, the ongoing decline of The Great Barrier Reef and a lot more.  Wonderful show...  Listen and download here

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Thursday March 16.  More Blue Sky Thinking - Join #auspol members Sandra Eckersley with guests Cheryl Kernot and actor, Shane Withington where they will spoke about the fallout of the WA Election, micro parties and energy security. Listen and download here

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Tuesday March 14 - join the #auspolpunters - Noely and Caitlin - for their third show where they spoke about neo-liberalism, feminism and more. Listen and download here

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Friday March 10 in the afternoon "Peas in a Pod' - Join well known #auspol member @AshGhebranious in the first of a regular Friday show where he'll be joined by @Matthew Ross where they'll focus on 5 or 6 issues of the week that was.  Sure to be entertaining!  Listen and download here

 

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Friday March 10.  Simon Breheny from the IPA (Institute of Public Affairs) joins #auspol member Denise Shrivell for what was a compelling and very open discussion. Listen and download here

 

 

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Thursday March 9 at 11am. Join #auspol member, barrister and media commentator @Greg Barns spoke with Randall White - founder and editor of Canadian Political Blog - Counterweights.  Listen and download here

 

 

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Tuesday March 7 - Modern Feminism.  Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 46 mins)

To co-incide with International Women's Day on Wednesday #auspol member Vic Rollinson (back for her 3rd show) is joined by Joanna Richards, University of Canberra PhD candidate studying feminism, linguistics, representation and scandal - & Kay Rollison who has a PhD in history on the topic of the role of women in Australian history (as is also Victoria’s mum!). 

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 46 mins)

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March 6 - #auspol live Dunning-Kruger Hour - Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 57 mins)

#auspol members Tim Jones @fortheleft2 & John Wren join forces again to break down the many issues within our political landscape.    

 

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 57 mins)

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March 1 - #auspol member Melanie McCartney was joined by Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute. Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 45 mins)

"Clean coal lies and how to decipher Econobabble" 

 

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 45 mins)

 

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February 28 at 5pm Sydney Time (4pm QLD Time) - Noely & Caitlin - the #auspolpunters - presented their second live show from Regional QLD. Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 63 mins)

In an engaging, very honest and entertaining discussion Noely & Caitlin gave us the low down on their recent big night out 'undercover' in the audience of Paul Murray Live at Maroochydore. They also spoke about Penalty Rates, QLD Abortion Debate, CentreLink and the recent release by Alan Tudge's office of the personal information of someone who publically criticised #notmydebt and why this should concern everyone who shares their views on politics and policy.

'In QLD you have to have the baby - but then you're on your own - QLD beautiful one day, 1899 the next'

'People don't feel comfortable in their world anymore so their attracted to Hanson'

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 63 mins)

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February 24 - The Real View of Prime Minister Netanyahu's Visit to Australia - and Bridging the Conservative, Liberal Divide by the Science Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 63 mins)

#auspol member @deniseshrivell was joined by Robin Margo, ex-president of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, one of the foundation directors of The Sydney Alliance, and now editor-in-chief of independent Jewish website Plus61J - and Alexandra Tselios founder of opinion site - The Big Smoke - and regular media commentator on Trump and US politics.  They spoke about Isreali Prime Minister Netanyahu's Australian visit this week, the widening global divide between the political left and right, examining the fascinating physiological causes (nature vs nurture etc) and try to find some common ground and a path forward. A very interesting discussion.

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 63 mins)

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February 21 - #auspol live Deep Dives into Universal Basic Income Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 64Mins) 

#auspol member @VicRollinson hosted her 2nd live podcast where she spoke with @TroyHenderson, PhD in Political Economy from University of Sydney on universal basic income. 

'Automation destroys jobs but simultaneously creates jobs'

'Richard Nixon was surprisingly an advocate of universal income'

'Two major issues are raised in regard to the concept around universal basic income 'it will cost too much' (not so much as the net cost outweighs costs of welfare and other social payments) and 'people won't work' (no evidence to support this)'

'Government debt is fine if it can be serviced, but not fine with policies which increase personal debt'

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 60 Mins)

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February 20 - Dunning Kruger Hour: Tim Jones is joined by Tony Windsor Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here 

Replay of the #auspol live Dunning Kruger Hour where Tim Jones @fortheleft speaks with ex Federal member for New England Tony Windsor. In this wide ranging interview Tony shares his insights including his journey into politics, needs of regional Australians (climate change, NBN, NDIS, Gonski) talks about the Gillard years, the current performance of the National Party, his thoughts on Malcolm Turnbull, Trump - & more. A highly worthwhile discussion for anyone interested in Australian politics.

"Parties could have done more for climate change 10 years ago - still in cheap politics of Credlin"

"Country people are very trusting - some take advantage of this"

"I supported Gillard as she was prepared to move on the bigger issues - Climate Change, NBN, Gonski, NDIS..."

"George Christensen is out there at the behest of Barnaby Joyce, not in spite of Barnaby Joyce"

"We are lacking leadership - I, like everyone else thought Malcolm Turnbull was going to offer this. He's been the greatest of disappointments particularly as he knows exactly what he's doing on issues such as climate change"

"Trump is a response to major parties not doing their job well - and is a great danger globally - Australia wants to be very careful of this man"

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 64Mins)

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February 18 - Catch up with QLD ALP's Brittany Lauga - Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here 

#auspol member @trish_corry spoke with @BrittanyLauga QLD ALP MP for Keppel where they touched on issues such as the stigmatism of welfare recipients by the Liberal Party, increasing difference between Nationals and Liberals, the rise of Hanson "no friend of the worker' and opportunities for indigenous Australians.

"Will the real Pauline Hanson please stand up - she is no friend of the worker" 

I've developed a thicker skin as a politician - but still there is a vast difference between political debate and being nasty'

'As the youngest person in the QLD Labor Party there are huge opportunities for younger people to raise their voices and get more involved in politics"

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 64Mins)

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February 17 - A Wrap of the Political Week with @JamesMathison - Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here 

#auspol member @DeniseShrivell was joined by @JamesMathison where we discussed the week in politics, spoke about his experiences in running in the seat of Warringah during the last election, bringing the left and right of politics together to find common ground, millennial voters and more. 

James was asked to share a tip to offer members of #auspol -

"Everything counts - don't underestimate the power of your involvement in politics and other initiatives such as social and enviromental causes.  Be the change you want to see!"

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 64mins)

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February 16 - Ethics in Politics - Blue Sky Thinking - Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (please note though the content is good there are some sound issues with the replay of this live podcast)

#auspol member @SandraEckersley was joined by Rhys Muldoon, Su Dharmapala and Sue Ferguson to discussed the rise of Trump, community disquiet and the hijacking of the term 'political correctness'. 

At the end of the show each of the panelists was asked for a news item to follow &/or their final reflections - 

  • Rhys Muldoon - "Trump & Russia is the most important story in the world at the moment"
  • Su Dharmapala - "Peta Credlin admitting demolition of carbon tax was brutal politics - the left of politics should use it. It's now clear conservative the right not interested in us or environment - they are in it for themselves and their donor buddies."
  • Sue Ferguson - "Bedrock of society is we see each other as equals - different but equally valuable". 
  • Sandra Eckersley - "We are better than this low level of politics - this is a passing stage. We will look back and think we we hit rock bottom."

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 61mins - Please note though the content is good there are some sound issues with the replay of this live podcast)

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February 14 - Noely & Caitlin - the #auspolpunters - present their first live show from Regional QLD - Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here

#auspol members Fair Dinkum Noely Neate @YaThinkN and Caitlin Mary @lacymartini spoke about their upcoming shows, offered real on the ground insights into Pauline Hanson's presence and tactics in Regional QLD & touched on youth unemployment issues.

'Hanson was doing a Trump before Trump was doing a Trump'

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 60mins) 

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February 10 - Wrap of the Week in Politics with Cheryl KernotListen to a replay of the live podcast or download here

#auspol tweep @DeniseShrivell finishes the first week of the 2017 Australian Parliament with a wide ranging, in-depth conversation with ex-leader of the Australian Democrats, Labor Politician (& fellow #auspol tweep) - Cheryl Kernot.  Cheryl generously shares her insights on Corey Bernardi (he should have left Parliament), other politicians such as George Brandis ('stalked' her), the adversarial structure of politics, the origins of the Democrats tag 'Keep the Bastards Honest', can you compare Malcolm Turnbull with Keating this week? - and a lot more.  This is a must listen to for anyone with an interest in Australian politics.  Thank you to Ms Kernot for her involvement and generosity.

Ms Kernot was asked to share a tip which #auspol members could take to address the issues raised in our live podcast...

'Don't underestimate the impact of small actions and people powered initiatives each of us can make - they can effect change'

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio 1hr 30 mins)

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February 9  - Carmichael (#adani) Mine & Impact on the Environment. Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here

 #auspol tweep @deniseshrivell speaks with fellow #auspol tweeps Galilee Blockade Spokesperson @BenPennings and University of NSW Professor of International Law @TimStephens on the Carmichael (Adani) Mine and the mining sector in general. We bust some well known myths (clean coal, supporting people living in poverty etc), look at the politics of mining & more. 

Tim & Ben were asked for some actionable items which #auspol members could take to address the issues raised in our live podcast...

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio - 62 mins)

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February 7 - Class Politics.  Listen to a replay of the live prodcast or download here 

#auspol tweep @vic_rollison speaks with Assistant State Secretary of the Victorian Labor Party - Kosmos Samaras.  This broad reaching discussion offers insights into the behind the scenes workings of the Labor Party including where they see their voter base, the impact of workers on the shift to automation, the rise of Donald Trump & more.

"Workers coming into the labour market on 457 visas are impacting the wages and jobs of Australian workers"

"Trump's problem is you eventually have to deliver and he won't"

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here (Audio - 61 mins)

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February 6 - #auspol live Dunning-Kruger Hour. Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here

Listen in to this replay of a live discussion where #auspol Twitter Community Member Tim Jones @forthleft2 interviews fellow #auspol member John Wren @johnwren1950 - where they talk a range of issues including neo-liberalism & the Labor Party under Keating, Rudd & politics of the day.

"Rudd was a good PM during the GFC as he was not bogged down by factions - he could make quick decisions"

"Keating would only tear something down if he could build something better to replace it"

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here. (Audio - 61mins)

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February 1Launch of #auspollive.  Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here.

Joining the launch show are #auspol members - @Vic_Rollinson | @TimJones/Fortheleft2 @cartwrightprint/Melanie | @deniseshrivell - where we talk about appearances during the week by Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull at the National Press Club, Trump and political party donation disclosure.

Each #auspol member was asked to share one piece of advice for fellow Australians:

Listen to a replay of the live podcast or download here. (Audio - 61mins)

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January 17  

#auspol members Rex Widerstrom interviews Greg Barns, Barrister and spokesperson for the Australian Lawyers Alliance, who shares an update on the legal situation of asylum seekers on Manus Island and why the refugee detention centre has not been closed in wake of the PNG Supreme Court decision in April 2016. (Audio - 10mins)  Listen Here

'The Australian Government has played legal games on this issue from the beginning'

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