Posts Tagged ‘Australian politics’

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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.

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).

Senate

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.

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.

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Clips:

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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Tharunicaa and Kopika Murugappan, from “the Biloela family”. Photo from change.org

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We discuss the Biloela family, including Tharunicaa and Kopika picture above, who came to Australia from Sri Lanka due to the persecution of the Tamil people. We also discuss refugee law, as well as the state of the refugee issue and refugee rights activism in Australia.

We finish the episode by promoting the upcoming Rally for Refugee Rights: Permanent Visas not Discrimination. This rally is on the 25th of July around Australia. Here is the Facebook page for the Melbourne event – for those outside of Melbourne, look online to find a rally near you!

Poster for the rally mentioned above.

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Blue King Brown and DiafrixStreets are Getting Hot’ – from the Key of Sea project, The Feed SBSAre we the opposition’, Combat WombatAsylum’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

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With coronavirus restrictions easing across Australia, we argue that the aim should not be to return to normal, but rather to create a different society that addresses the inequalities and hardships that existed well before the pandemic.

We also discuss US politics and make a similar case against going back to normal post-Trump, highlighting the need to tackle ongoing problems with health care, the environment and class inequality.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, Briggs & Tim Minchin ‘HouseFyre (Lockdown Video) #StayHome’, NowThis News ‘Trump Caught On Hot Mic Before Coronavirus Address’.

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Cartoon by: Lucas Varela

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On this show we respond to common criticisms of the Left, covering “woke culture”, “virtue signalling” and “cancel culture”. We also have some additional discussion on the Australian bushfires and climate change, which we covered on our last episode.

This is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio 855AM.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah ‘Obama Challenges ‘Woke Culture‘, Adam Bandt ‘Anthony Coalbanese’ – from the ‘PROTEST: Sack Scomo – Fund the Firies – Climate Action Now (VIC)’ (audio on archive.org), David RovicsI’m a better anarchist than you’, Colour Me WednesdayCat Hair’, LowkeySoundtrack to the Struggle 2 (feat. Noam Chomsky)’.

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