Posts Tagged ‘The Greens’

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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Image from @traceywithhope on Twitter.

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This episode covers how we’re voting *updated list here* in the upcoming election (feel free to contact us with any suggested changes):

Senate:
1. Socialist Alliance
2. Australian Progressives
3. The Greens
4. Australian Sex Party
5. Pirate Party
6. Drug Law Reform

House of Representatives:
1. HODGINS-MAY Steph – The Greens
2. McKENZIE-KIRKBRIGHT Levi – Drug Law Reform
3. VON DOUSSA Henry – Marriage Equality
4. DANBY Michael – Australian Labor Party
5. SMYTH Robert Millen – Animal Justice Party
6. HOLLAND Peter – Independent
7. GUEST Owen – Liberal
8. MYERS John B – Independent

We start off the episode by discussing our article ‘(Animal Justice) Party Poopers: Why we’re Not Voting for the Animal Justice Party, even though we’re Vegans’.

We also discuss and play some highlights of the event ‘Left Q/A – Election 2016’, featuring candidates from Save the Planet, the Greens and Socialist Alliance, as well as politics professor Robert Manne. You can listen to this entire event here: part one, part two. This event was at The New International Bookshop – Melbourne’s famous radical bookshop. It is located at Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, Melbourne, 3053.

left-qa-election

Image from newinternationalbookshop.org.au

If you’d like to hear more of our coverage of this election, check out episode 136, where we analysed the election from an environmental perspective, and episode 137 where we discussed the election through an anarchist lens. We also covered the same-sex marriage plebiscide, which will go ahead if the Liberal/National Coalition win, on episode 135.

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Clips:

Nine Inch Nails ‘Capital G’, Highlights of the event ‘Left Q/A – Election 2016’ – featuring Phillip Sutton from Save the Planet and Zane Alcorn from Socialist Alliance, Strike AnywhereChorus of One’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features some highlights from the Left Q/A – Election 2016 event, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Howard Zinn

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On this episode, we weigh up the pros and cons of voting, from an anarchist perspective. For our previous episode on this topic, check out episode 36 (part two).

Also covered throughout the episode is: why we’re anarchists, how anarchist ideas have widespread traction in society, elections as theatre, Aotearoa Anarchist Review on the Greens, the state and violence, and Sammy J’s Playground Politics.

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Clips:

The ChaserThey’re All Fucked’, NewstopiaEpisode 1’, Aamer RahmanWhy I’m Not Voting’, The Chaser’s Election DeskEpisode 2’, Chumbawamba ‘Mr Heseltine Meets His Public’, Scott LudlamThanks to You, the Opposition’, Morrissey ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on anarchy and voting, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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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.

friends with abbott

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’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on Australia’s new Prime Minister, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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

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.

This episode is brought to you by “Caroline Fools Day”. Thanks a lot to Caroline for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

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’.

You can listen to a short (6 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on the Intergovernmental Panel Report on Climate Change showing that we are not doing enough to address the problem, here: Green Capitalism Won’t Save UsYou can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

The image above is from March in March.

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On this episode we cover the March in March protests, which are expressing a vote of no confidence in the Abbott government. These protests are taking place all around Australia from March the 15th to the 17th. We’re joined by Tim Jones, national co-ordinator of March in March, who discusses why we need these marches, the way they are not tied to a particular political party or other group, how people who weren’t previously politically active are getting involved in the marches, and the importance of getting out from behind computer screens and onto the streets. Tim also recommends that people check out Ted Mack’s Henry Parkes Oration. You can find a March in March near you here. For more critiques of the policies of the Abbott government, you can listen to our 49th episode and our 39th episode.

Before we go to the interview with Tim, we discuss deaths in immigration detention in the UK and Australia, the viral speech from Greens politician Scott Ludlam, “inspiring” stuff from the Courier Mail on the Abbott government, and the Liberal Party continue to lie about asylum seekers being illegal, even though it is them who are breaking the law when it comes to their policies towards asylum seekers. We cover the upcoming federal Senate re-election in Western Australia and Labor not giving their preferences to the Greens, Scott Ludlam speaking out against the TPP agreement, and why we’re voting in this election (see episode 36, part 2 for an in-depth discussion on arguments for and against voting). You can view our Progressive Podcast Australia how to vote for the election here – please let us know if you have any feedback on this (even if you’re not in WA).

This episode is brought to you by Kieran (‘Hello there’). Thanks a lot to Kieran for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

Scott LudlamWelcomes Tony Abbott to WA’, OnsindBA77’, Peep Show ‘Series 1, Episode 4’, Austin PowersThe IT Crowd ‘Series 2, Episode 1’, Interview with Tim Jones on the March in March protests, Logic ft. Lowkey & Renee SoulI Wish’.

*This is a quote from Tim Jones, from the interview.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of the interview with Tim Jones, here: Join Us in Marching Against the Abbott Government. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

The above image is from critical-theory.com

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In this one we discuss our experiences at our local One Billion Rising event – we promoted this global event on our last episode. We bring you some of the talks from this event, including Lesley Kirkwood – Managing Solicitor of The Women’s Law Centre of WA and Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren. We reflect on the intersectional nature of the event, the importance of trigger warnings and a flyer we got at the event – 10 Things Men can do to Prevent Gender Violence. We use this flyer to discuss how to be a good feminist ally (and how to be a good ally of any cause where you are not part of the oppressed group). We start off the episode with our latest ‘Find from the street’ and we also speak out against slut shaming, discuss some feedback on our show, and mention the TV show What Would You Do and the Indymedia radio show that we sometimes co-host, which you can subscribe to on iTunes.

This episode is brought to you by “Luke the Duke”. Thanks a lot to Luke for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too! You can also support our show by donating your Twitter account to the show and by giving us reviews and ratings on iTunes and Stitcher.

Clips:

The TutsTut Tut Tut’, Moaning of Life ‘Series 1, Episode 2’, Talks from the One Billion Rising Perth event, Austin PowersSubhumansToo Thin Too Fat’.