Posts Tagged ‘welfare’

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On this show we give our take on Universal Basic Income (UBI), which is where every citizen gets a sum of money from the government.

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You can hear us discuss our experiences with Centrelink (Australia’s social security agency) on our 232nd episode.

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Mad As Hell ‘Cadburial’ and ‘Businesses Passing on Profits to Workers?’, Sole ft DJ Pain 1 and Church Fire ‘Generation Fucked’.

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Image from @VICEAU

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 (53mins, 44MB).

We discuss our experiences with Centrelink (Australia’s social security agency) and shifts towards a gig economy.

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Sweeney Todd ‘The Worst Pies in London’, Good Will HuntingIt’s Not Your Fault’, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryI’ve Got a Golden Ticket’, The Society Season 1 Episode 9 – ‘New Names’ Reaction, The Last Kinection ‘Broke’.

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Cartoon by Alan Moir, from smh.com.au

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On this episode, Nick is joined by his brother Liam Pendergrast, one of the many victims of Centrelink’s new compliance system. This new computer system used by Australia’s welfare/social security system is issuing 20,000 debt notices a week, which is not only affecting vulnerable people, but many of these notices are incorrect in their claim that people under-reported their income while on Centrelink.

If you’ve received a false debt letter from Centrelink, you’re not alone – visit notmydebt.com.au and share your story. Also check out #NotMyDebt on Twitter for more stories and information on the issue.

In some Trump-related news, we discuss Jason Brownlee’s article ‘Trump gives no reason to believe U.S. nation-building will end on Jan. 20’ (a topic we discussed with Jason on episode 146) and Amnesty’s International’s petition calling for Obama to take his last chance to leave a lasting human rights legacy. Check out Ward Churchill’s spoken word CD ‘In A Pig’s Eye: Reflections on the Police State, Repression and Native America’ for more on Native American activist Leonard Peltier’s case, which is referred to in Amnesty’s petition.

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ThejuicemediaCentrelink Fail – Honest Government Advert’, Freeman Dre & The Kitchen PartyIt’s Good To Have Faith In The Lord’, Choking VictimMoney’ – featuring Michael Parenti, Leonard Cohen ‘The Future’.

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legal vs illegal

Image from Medical Jane

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We’re joined by Malou Logan, vice chairperson of Gabriela Australia, who discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso. Veloso is a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. She has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 years in prison is more than enough punishment for Veloso.

We also discuss the article ‘7 Things People Who Say They’re Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal Don’t Understand’ by Greta Christina, welfare and anarchism, and thank Will Potter for promoting our show on his site GreenIsTheNewRed.com.

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Image from druglibrary.org (full link given below).

We finish the episode by going through some listener feedback on episode 97 and making the case for the legalisation of all recreational drugs, considering illegal drugs kill less people (see pic above) and are less harmful (see pic below) than alcohol.

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Image from economist.com (full link given above).

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System of a DownPrison Song’, Interview with Malou Logan, Austin Powers, PropagandhiAnd We Thought Nation States Were a Bad Idea’, Bill HicksDrugs Are Bad’ and ‘Religion / Drugs’, David DonderoNew Berlin Wall’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Malou Logan, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.