Episode 49: Proudly Against the Liberal Party – Because People Need Welfare*

Posted: March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
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*This title is in reaction to the horrible bumper sticker from the Young Liberals pictured above. The picture is from Aussies Against the Abbott Government.

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‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week’ is the cuts to Centrelink from the conservative Abbott government currently in power in Australia. We talk about our own experiences with Centrelink, the Liberal party getting policy advice on welfare from super-rich mining magnate Gina Rinehart, Tony Abbott wanting to ban the dole for people under 30 and we defend welfare against criticisms from some anarchists, drawing on anarchist Noam Chomsky. We also discuss some important critiques of the One Billion Rising movement, the global feminist movement that we covered on episodes 46 and 47.

This episode is brought to you by Jen “the hen” – who may (or may not) like The Wire. You can hear Jen discuss animal rights and intersectionality on episode 48. Thanks a lot to Jen for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!


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You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on cuts to welfare from the Abbott government, here: Proudly Against The Liberal Party, Because People Need Welfare. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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