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We’re joined by our friend Lottie to break down the Australian federal election, going from major parties to minors to micro-parties to Independents. More specifically, we discuss Labor failing to challenge the Liberal party’s trickle-down economics, positive changes from the Greens regarding an increased focus on addressing cost of living issues and Indigenous representation, how the Teal Independents stack up on climate change and other issues, differences between the socialist parties, the Animal Justice Party and human social justice issues, plus compulsory voting and spanking.

*Since we recorded this episode Nick has done a Facebook post regarding how he’ll be voting.

Lottie has looked into some of the minor and micro-parties and will be voting as follows:

Lower House

Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Leah Horsfall – Animal Justice Party, Emma Black – Vic Socialists, Sue Bolton – Socialist Alliance and Sarah Jefford – Greens.

5. Peter Khalil (Labor) 6. Tom Wright (Liberals) 7. Sam Sergi (Australian Federation) 8. Irene Zivkovic (United Australia) 9. Jill Tindal (One Nation).

(Vic Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens all agree with numbering 5-9).


Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Animal Justice Party, Victorian Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens.

5. Reason 6. Australian Progressives 7. Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secualr, Climate Emergency (?) 8. Australian Democrats (?) 9. Labor 10. Sustainable Australia (?) 11. Legalise Cannabis Australia 12. LNP.

How to votes from Lottie’s top 4 parties:

AJP how to vote: Reason, Greens, Socialist Alliance, Legalise cannabis.

Victorian Socialists how to vote: Socialist Alliance, Greens, Aus Progressives, AJP, Labor.

Socialist Alliance how to vote: Victorian Socialists, Greens, Reason, Animal Justice, Labor.

Greens how to vote: Vic Socialists, AJP, Legalise Cannabis, Reason, Labor.

Websites comparing parties and candidates on climate change and other issues:

  • Vote Climate One. Vote Climate One how to vote: AJP, Australian Democrats, Australian Greens, Australian Progressives, Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secular, Climate Emergency, Reason, Socialist Alliance, Sustainable Australia, Victorian Socialists.
  • Vote Earth Now.
  • They Vote For You.

Articles/podcasts discussed:

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Johnson Over For Dinner from Peep Show; McConnell by Proper; The Apocalypse from That Mitchell and Webb Look – Season 2 Episode 5; Credit Card Roulette sketch from I Think You Should Leave (season 2) – Netflix; Blackadder season 4; Ludapalooza – Senator Scott Ludlam DJs at Capitol; Aran Mylvaganam on Radical Australia podcast; Power Down Sound effect; Danger, Danger from My Little Pony.

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