Posts Tagged ‘Labor party’

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We discuss the Global Climate Strike and economic growth as a barrier to meaningful action on climate change.

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  • For more on the environmental problems with economic growth, you can listen to a very recent discussion Nick did on Freedom of Species with Meghan Street from Green Left Radio, which covered this topic, the Melbourne Climate Strike, plus a critical examination of environmental vegan activism: MEGHAN STREET – CONNECTING ANIMAL ACTIVISM WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS.

Book Recommendation:

Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford.

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Clips:

SoleFlood’, Austin PowersSharks with Lasers’, Akala ‘Fire in the Booth – part 1’, KeshaRich, White, Straight Men’.

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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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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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Prank by The Chaser in response to Alan Jones advocating for horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House. Pic from The Chaser FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thechaser/

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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House.

On the episode Katie also responds to a flyer from the Liberal party plus we discuss the show Hunt For The Trump Tapes, the Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia and Kesha’s live show in Melbourne.

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Clips:

Charles Firth from the Chaser on Studio 10 with Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Aqua ‘Doctor Jones’, KeshaLearn To Let Go’.

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We’re joined by politics junkies Jen Perry and Kieran Massie. In the first part of the episode we discuss the #libspill and gender, farewell Tony Abbott (and his shit eating face), analyse what will (or won’t!) change with Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister, and mention the results of the Canning by-election.

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Gender and the leadership spill – a lot of criticism about the spill has been directed at Julie Bishop rather than Malcolm Turnbull.

In the second part of the episode we discuss UK politics including Scottish nationalism and socialist backbencher Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the British Labour Party. For more on Scottish nationalism and the rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP), see Mhairi Black’s maiden speech to parliament (embedded below). She is 20 year old SNP politician who unseated a Labour candidate in her district.

We finish the episode by looking at the Australian Greens mainstreaming and moving to the right – using the example of a recent portfolio reshuffle.

Check out Jen’s blog! You can also hear Jen discuss intersectionality, animal rights and feminism on our 48th episode.

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Clips:

BBC NewsAustralia PM Tony Abbott ousted by Malcolm Turnbull’, Steve Ballmer being Ridiculous, The Smith Street Band ‘Wipe That Shit Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face’, 30 RockOh No, My Period!’, ChildbirthI Only Fucked You as a Joke’, Billie Holiday ‘Strange Fruit’.

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*Politricks in the title is kinda stolen/borrowed/modified from the Dead Prez song ‘Politrikkks’ – check it out, and their other songs!

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Image from choice.com.au

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Nick is joined by Dr Matthew Rimmer, a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, who takes on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. This proposed Bill has support from both the government and the “opposition” Labor party and it has troubling implications for civil liberties and online freedom. Email Labor politicians to encourage them to oppose the Bill.

During the episode Nick encourages people to sell or give away stuff they’re no longer using for environmental and human rights reasons. He also promotes the new Australian sketch show Open Slather.

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Clips:

Open SlatherHome of Thrones’ – from ‘Series 1, Episode 3’, SmooveThe Revolution Will Be Televised’, Open Slather ‘Series 1, Episode 3’, Our interview with Dr Matthew Rimmer, Bad ReligionUnacceptable’.

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*The title of the episode is taken from a quote from Dr Matthew Rimmer, where he described the Copyright Bill and the associated report as ‘love letters to Foxtel and News Corp’.

SLudz King of the World

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam aka S-Ludz. Pic is by Katie – how rad is the pic?

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We start off this episode with a recap of the results of the recent Western Australian Senate by-election. There was a big swing away from both major parties, while the Greens and the Palmer United Party were the big winners. We argue Senator Scott Ludlam or “S-Ludz” and the Greens got their highest number of votes yet because of the their grassroots campaign and the clear alternative they provided to the Liberals agenda. The Palmer United Party attracted votes due to their massive advertising campaign, despite offering no polices (besides cheap chips). Also covered is Labor politician and right-wing dick “Joe Bollocks” winning a seat over progressive Louise Pratt, due to dodgy deals in the Labor party. It was good to see Pratt winning more below-the-line votes than Bollocks, but it wasn’t enough for her.

In the second part we discuss two separate studies – one from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and one sponsored by NASA – that both predict the end is nigh. We use these studies to argue that “green” capitalism will not save us and is also not intersectional – unlike “eco-development” it doesn’t take into account issues like workers’ rights and economic equality. We also draw on Antony Loewenstein on Left and Correct podcast (14/12/2012 episode) to talk about pragmatism in the Greens. Other stuff featured on the episode is another Austin Powers moment in Australian politics and a great comedy video by A Rational Fear parodying Victoria’s new anti-protest laws – which we covered on episode 51.

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Clips:

Mad as Hell ‘Series 3, Episode 9’, Ludapalooza – Senator Scott Ludlam DJs at Capitol, Simpsons ‘Hi everybody’, Austin PowersThe Hamster WheelThe Turkey Slap’, Katie’s interview with someone handing out how-to-votes for the Greens, Fresh Meat ‘Series 3, Episode 8’, Austin PowersA Rational FearHow to Protest Properly in Victoria’, Propagandhi ‘Rock for Sustainable Capitalism’, Dead Prez ‘A New Beginning’.

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Image from @KieraGordan. *Thanks to Luc from Team Earthling who we got this term from.

This episode has been released in two parts. You can listen to both parts of the episode and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here. You can also listen to both parts on Cyber Ears here or download part 1 on MediaFire here (14MB) and part 2 on MediaFire here (24MB). 

We’re here to discuss the Abbottocalypse and though we can’t say the word, we can help you through it. We draw on the article ‘Why an Abbott Election Victory would be Good’ by Andrew P Street to explain some of the positives for the Left in Tony Abbott winning. In part one we recap the Australian federal election, bragging that we called the election result on our 8th episode and discussing the results in the House of Representatives, Adam Bandt from the Greens holds onto his seat in Melbourne but James Diaz loses his, Nova Peris becomes the first Indigenous female in Australia parliament, a record number of “informal” votes, and this would only happen in Australia! We also question whether Abbott will be “a leader for everyone” as he claims – even from his victory speech and him being congratulated by mining companies it’s clear what the party really cares about. We challenge whether he is a leader for Indigenous Australians, people in poor countries whose aid he is cutting or the environment. We also cover the media coverage of the election, including the Murdoch media’s role in Abbott’s victory – with not just one front page calling for an Abbott victory but many, as well as the mainstream media generally leaving out the Greens and discussion on environmental policies. Also covered on part one of this episode was: Malcolm Turnbull has a The Thick Of It incident regarding an internet filter, more on the dodgy “postal voting” scam, and some updates on our 35th episode, which covered Stop the Arms Fair: we encourage people to listen to Kirsten Bayes on In the Sprawl and Al Jazeera and you can see a recap and photos of some of the Stop the Arms Fair actions here.

In part two of the episode, we continue the discussion on the article ‘Why an Abbott Election Victory would be Good’, comparing Street’s predictions of a hostile Senate that will block Abbott’s proposals with the final results. There was some surprising results in the Senate, with minor parties getting in with virtually no primary votes, due to preference deals. As a result, The Greens and others have called for reforms in the Senate voting process. We discuss how Wikileaks did in the Senate, Julian Assange on Rap News being one of the key events of the election (see picture 14), Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa asks Assange to stop making fun of Australian politicians, and Rap News interviewed on mainstream media. Also covered is individuals controlling four different parties in the Senate, and Stevie and ICAS Oceania on the Animal Justice Party’s preferences – you can also read Team Earthling’s statement and listen to their podcast episode on this issue. While The Greens have done very well in the Senate and things look good for their future, Andrew Wilkie has pointed out that the Senate won’t be as hostile to Abbott’s right-wing policies as many of us would have hoped. Even though this is the way it has worked out, there is still the opportunity for social movements to get active to limit the damage cause by the Abbott government. There are so many examples of this already occurring, with vegan activism, refugee rights protests against Abbott and Rudd, and even some satirical protest all happening on election day. We also discuss the event ‘We Need to Talk about Tony’ organised by a broad coalition of leftist groups in Perth, a growing number of protests occurring all around the world (shown visually here), recommendations for alternative media and music, unfuckitup.com, the human rights program that Katie encourages people to donate to, and we accidentally create the new segment ‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week?’ – which this time includes the show Kitchen Cabinet.

This episode is brought to you by Coggo from Melbourne Street Medic Collective. You can hear Coggo and the Melbourne SMC team interviewed on our show on our 29th episode! Thanks a lot to Coggo for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips (part one):

9 News ‘Tony Abbott Claims Victory’, The Simpsons shared by News.com.au, Anti-Flag ‘The Economy is Suffering…Let it Die’, Malitia Army ‘Back in Time Sound Effect’, Progressive Podcast Australia ‘Episode 8’, Back to the FutureTime Travel Sound Effect’, CNNNN ‘Series 2, Episode 1’, Austin PowersSharks with Lasers’, The Thick of it (Series 1, Episode 1), PropagandhiAnd We Thought Nation States Were A Bad Idea’, NotChukkov ‘Tony Abbott – Ladies Man (Ding Dong Song)’ – we also encourage people to watch Leigh Sales pwning Abbott – which is briefly featured in that song we played, Austin Powers, Flight of the Conchords, The Chaser ‘BABY parody – Tony Abbott’.

Clips (part two):

Lowkey ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’, Knowing Me Knowing You ‘Bald Brummies Are Back!’, Lowkey ‘Terrorist (part two)’, Derren Brown ‘Guess Whom’, The Chaser’s War on Everything ‘Doctor Who’, The Micallef Program ‘Series 2, Episode 5’ – Question Time, Howard Zinn ‘Civil Disobedience’, The Hamster Decides ‘Episode 5’, Katie GoodmanI Didn’t Fuck It Up’.