Archive for May, 2019

The United Australia Party will win government.

Palmer has this election in the bag but we thought we’d put out this episode anyway.

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We’re joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji and we discuss the upcoming Australian federal election and how we’ll be voting. We also discuss the Left-shift within the Labor party (compared to the Rudd/Gillard governments), the Centrist-shift by the Greens, the declining popularity of neoliberalism, so many scandals in this election, the biggest lies of the election, Nick’s changing views on the Animal Justice Party, and we very briefly touch on anarchism and voting thanks to the Aotearoa Anarchist Review – if you’d like to hear more on this topic, check out episode 137.

See below for how Nick is voting (for now – we welcome any feedback – please contact us with any suggested changes). Note that this is not how Katie or Emil are voting.

House of Representatives

4=Ruby O’Rourke            (Independent)

2=Steph Hodgins-May   (Greens)

6=Steven Armstrong      (Sustainable Australia)

7=Kate Ashmor (Liberal)

3=Chris Wallis    (Independent)

1=Craig McPherson         (Animal Justice)

9=Christine Kay (Rise Up Australia)

8=Helen Lucy Paton        (United Australia)

5=Josh Burns     (Labor)

Senate

See an article by Richard Denniss making the case for numbering the boxes beyond just 6. Also see this Guardian article which gives a brief overview of all of the “micro-parties” in the Senate. This Facebook post also does a similar thing with a post-it note explanation of each of the parties.

The first six are in bold and the parties with a * next to their number indicate that I have changed the order since we recorded the episode. Please contact us if you have any suggested changes and I’m open to making further changes.

21=A LNP

12*=B Republican Party of Australia

9*=C Socialist Equality Party

18=D The Small Business Party

E Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)

F United Australia Party

G Shooters, Fishers and Farmers

13=H Climate Action! Immigration Action! Accountable Politicians! (formerly Senator Online)

15=I Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

8*=J Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party

16=K Citizens Electoral Council

11*=L Australian Democrats

4=M Independents for Climate Action Now

N Liberal Democrats

10*=O Secular Party of Australia

17=P Labour DLP

Q Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

3=R Pirate Party

14=S Voteflux.org Upgrade Democracy

5*=T Australian Workers Party

1=U Animal Justice Party

2*=V The Greens (VIC)

W Rise Up Australia Party

6*=X Australian Labor Party

20=Y Sustainable Australia

7*=Z Sunny Chandra & Robert Whitehill

AA Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party

AB Australian Conservatives

AC The Great Australian Party

19=AD Health Australia Party

AE Yellow Vest Australia

Ungrouped Independents

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Clips:

Sammy J ‘S2 (ep13) Robin Bill Of Shorten Forest’, Countdown To Glory ‘S1 (ep2) The Not Loss’, Sweeney Todd ‘There’s No Place Like London’, Scotty Doesn’t Know, The TutsGive us something worth voting for’.

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Make Juice Not Walls.
A photo from Dilan and Harley’s visit to Palestine, which they discuss on this episode.

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (59mins, 47MB).

Harley McDonald-Eckersall and Dilan Fernando discuss what you can do to help Palestine, based on conversations they had with Palestinian people on their recent visit to the country. They focus on supporting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and correcting myths about Palestine. Check out our last episode #226 to hear more about these myths and responses to them from Dilan and Harley.

Also covered regarding Palestine is: recent bombings, the academic article ‘´Etat de si`ege: A dying domesticating colonialism?’ By Ghassan Hage, John Pilger’s documentary Palestine is still the issue, connections between veganism and the BDS movement as both involve a political consumer boycott, the film clip for the song ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)’ that highlights more subtle police racism in the USA, and the Palestine Animal League. You can hear Harley and Dilan discuss the Palestine Animal League and animal advocacy under Occupation in Palestine on Freedom of Species.

Finally, Nick has written two articles on the recent coup attempt in Venezuela: ‘Cheerleading for the Coup: An Analysis of Media Coverage of Venezuelan Politics’ and ‘Hoping For More Prayers Rather Than Bombs: A Response to Donald Trump’s Comments on Venezuela’. Follow our blog at progressivepostings.wordpress.com to get an email each time we write an article on that blog.

Clips:

Palestine Unit Group ‘We Teach Life Sir’, Lowkey ft Frankie Boyle and Maverick Sabre ‘Long Live Palestine 3’.

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