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A UK politics podcast where we break down and discuss the main news and events of the week. We look at major topics such as Brexit and COVID, as well as discussing how government policy affects the lives of ordinary people. Every Friday. Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify podcasts. www.politicsunlocked.uk
 
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Katharine Murphy and Daniel Hurst talk to Liberal senator James Paterson about his new role as the chair of Australia’s national security committee. After the the US Capitol riot and the Christchurch attack, what threats does Australia face from terrorism, and how should extremism be managed in online spaces?…
 
Australia Day has been hijacked by the conservative side of politics. Which means that it's a day of vainglorious nationalism, jingoism, white imperialism and forgetting about the events of 1788, when an entire continent was stolen from Indigenous people, setting off 233 years of racism, oppression and subjugation: all at the stroke of a pen. Shoul…
 
Tracey Gillies is a specialized Holistic Health Coach, Energy Healer, Soul Realignment Practitioner, and Negative entity removal expert. Her profile captured my eye over the summer and I emailed her to find out more about what she does and how. Tracey says she had developed these very specialized skills during her own life struggles when she was se…
 
Wow! We hit 100 patrons this week! Which means at the end of the show we will be premiering the Auspol Snackpod Theme Song (Drum 'n' Bass remix)! So get your good headphones, drop your pingers, and vibe out to the Snackpod remix. The show this week is really long because there's just too! much! damn! news! Entree: What's going on with the Family Co…
 
This week Katharine Murphy speaks to Labor MPs Peta Murphy and Kate Thwaites after the allegations made by a former Liberal staffer, Brittany Higgins, revealed the toxic culture embedded within Australia’s parliament. The MPs discuss parliamentary workplace norms, lack of training and HR management, and the steps needed to address it.…
 
It seems like there was a grand cover-up of a serious sexual assault of a female staffer in March 2019 at Parliament House, but who’s got time for that sort of wimmen’s business when there's an election to be won. If the allegations of rape had been revealed at that time, Scott Morrison would have lost that election, there's no question about this.…
 
With a 40-year career in marketing, communications, and NFP work, Kim has just notched up seven years as the Director & CEO, Australian Museum (AM) – one of my favorite public spaces in Australia. Kim is responsible for strategic planning and management of the nation’s first museum, including a collection of over 21.9 million natural science and cu…
 
Hey everyone, we're taking a week off, so we're serving you up last month's Bonus Ep, which we make each month for patreon supporters. Zac did a very deep dive into Craig Kelly, the conservative MP for Hughes, and the strange and unfortunate series of events that has led to him being one of the most influential people in parliament. We'll be back t…
 
Katharine Murphy sits down with her team in Canberra to answer your most urgent political questions for 2021. When will the government roll out a vaccine? Will there be an election this year? How can we hold our politicians more accountable after the scandals of 2020?The Guardian
 
Meet Kylie Green. A marketer, entrepreneur, supporter of women in business, networking champion, charity worker, and mother of one. She has a 30-year long career in a range of entrepreneurial, marketing, and senior management roles. At 29 years of age, founded Kaleidoscope Marketing and sold it in 2005 to The Photon Group of Companies where she hel…
 
Sorry for the occasional distortion in this episode! Zac has "hauled in" Noon and given him a "dressing down" over the audio quality. Noon refutes that the meeting ever took place. CW for the names of Indigenous people who have died : 23:22 - 26:58 Entree: Sex services and the NDIS Coronas/Broken Clock: Reserve Bank Governor on Jobseeker, Barnaby J…
 
In the first episode of the Australian politics podcast for 2021, Katharine Murphy talks with former special forces captain and barrister Keith Wolahan after he unseated veteran Liberal MP Kevin Andrews in a party preselection. How did Wolahan pull off the first unseat of a federal Liberal since 1990? What factions in the party does he associate hi…
 
Every week there's just too much damn news! This week we accidentally filled up on cooked white bread (fascists) and had to skip our mains, but don't worry, there's plenty to snack on. Content warning for our Positivity Corner where we discuss CSA from 12.28-21.00. Reminder that we are uploading transcripts of our new episodes to www.auspolsnackpod…
 
It's an Invasion Day episode this week, we have a couple of other stories up top but most of the show will be discussing the ongoing colonial genocide that's happening in so-called Australia. Entree/Positivity Corner: Refugees are released from the Park Hotel prison on bridging visas Potluck: We get a correction of our coronavirus vaccine discussio…
 
This week on Auspol Snackpod we are serving up... Entree: Job Service Providers are messed up and punish people for being on Jobseeker Coronas: Two competing COVID vaccines and herd immunity Aliens in the USA: Aliens in the USA? SPOTW: Go check out the artist @artfuldolebludger for their pigeon / white supremacy image Fashy Australia: Michael McCor…
 
Its our first ep back for 2021 and... it's certainly been a dramatic start to the year. We catch up on what's been happening over the last month, with the Coronavirus, the National Anthem, and the refugees and asylum seekers in Melbourne being moved. And, yes, unfortunately, we discuss some American politics too, and the awful response from our gov…
 
Join Noon, Travis, Jo & Leah, a ragtag assembly of deep cover agents from the podcasting underground. They emerge blinking like naked mole people into the sunlight to bring you a round-up of this year of our lord, the cursed 2020. That’s right folks, they’re here not to save the world, but to bring you MegaPod. These four highly virile brain genius…
 
Joining me in this episode is co- founder and CEO of The 3 million, Nicolas Hatton. The 3 million is the largest campaign organisation for EU citizens in the UK, formed after the 2016 EU referendum to protect the rights of people who have made the UK their home. We discuss promises made to E.U. citizens during the campaign, what the situation has b…
 
Joining me in this episode is James Clarke, leader of Renew. Renew is a political party formed in the UK in 2017, by a number of then independent candidates who ran in the 2017 general election. Renew UK was founded, “because a break-up of our two paralysed parties of government can overcome our utterly dysfunctional politics” and was described in …
 
2020 has been a rough year but there's one thing that has helped each and every one of us through it: the memes. So we're serving you up a month by month recap of the memes of 2020. Strap yourself in for stale jokes, a hilarious birthday cake, quality threads, splitting the left, and more. Also we wanted to issue a correction for last week's episod…
 
In this episode, we discuss Jacob Rees-Mogg's indignation at UNICEF trying to feed hungry children, the easing of restrictions for Christmas, COVID contract corruption, Schools rolling out lateral flow tests in January, Kent gaining an international reputation as being the "Toilet of England" and where we stand with Brexit. We end with our favourit…
 
Looking back at the year, Katharine Murphy sits down with Labor MP Andrew Giles and Liberal MP Fiona Martin to discuss Australia’s other epidemic: loneliness. With coronavirus exacerbating the country’s feelings of isolation, which age groups have been hit hardest? How has social media use increased loneliness among young people? And what measures …
 
It's the end of Parliament for the year, which means its shenanigan central in the nation's capital. We read so many dang reports this week, on electoral reform, industrial relations, the destruction of Juukan Gorge, the Christchurch shooter... we even have some non-report based news! For mains we're looking at the Indue Cashless Racist Card, plus …
 
On the last sitting day of parliament, politics editor Katharine Murphy and political reporter Paul Karp talk to Labor MP Tony Burke about the government’s omnibus industrial relations bill. With unions concerned the provision will cut pay and conditions, Burke discusses how the Morrison government’s gagging of parliamentary debate is putting worke…
 
In this episode, with the UK on the brink of an "Australia-style" Brexit non-deal, we discuss the week that got us here. We also talk about whether or not "remainers" are to blame for the current predicament. Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked | www.politicsunlocked.uk ----- Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych For more…
 
Just when we thought this federal government couldn't get any more evil, it goes out and tries to legislate the Indue card into permanance, enlists three debt recovery companies to chase down welfare recipients and creates workplace conditions that will be even worse than the WorkChoices policies that were too extreme for John Howard to introduce w…
 
Every week there's just too much damn news! This week we're serving up a smorgasbord of stories - several cool union actions, G̶a̶b̶b̶o̶ Gobbo is coming, an update on the Djab Wurrung hearings, the NSW Liberals' total incompetence, and of course, plenty of hot takes and memes. Support the show: www.patreon.com/AuspolSnackpod Read Michael McGowan's …
 
Katharine Murphy talks to MP Anne Webster after her defamation case against conspiracy theorist Karen Brewer. Webster intends to bring forward legislation that would force Facebook and other platforms to assume editorial responsibility for the content they publish, in an effort to combat proliferating misinformation. How would the legislation work?…
 
In this episode, we discuss the good news about a COVID vaccine, the claim that Brexit sped-up the approval process, the Conservative rebellion against lockdown tiers, the scrapping of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, the looming deadline for Brexit talks - and the obsession with fishing over other industry - and the reality of Brexit hits people wi…
 
We have a fun episode for you this week, with back to back memes, blurst takes, and even blurster takes. We chow down on journalistic integrity, the impossible contradictions of liberalism, Matthias Cormann's bid for the top job at the OECD and plenty of other news. Support the show financially: www.patreon.com/AuspolSnackpod…
 
This week politics editor Katharine Murphy talks to Victorian frontbencher Clare O’Neil about Labor’s vision for Australia’s workforce. With mounting issues including low wage growth, the gig economy and underpayment, how can the government change policy direction during Covid? What sweeping changes are needed to improve innovation, immigration and…
 
In this episode, we discuss the post-lockdown tiers for different regions of the UK, latest spending review, the Priti Patel bullying report, the Goodlaw project's court cases seeking judicial review of COVID procurement contracts and the Brexit test that caused 5-mile tailbacks in Kent. Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @Poli…
 
Mr Morrison went to Tokyo and returned empty-handed. But the 24-hour trip was never about Japan, it was all about continuing to avoid scrutiny and land the Prime Minister into a two-week quarantine at the Lodge – just enough to avoid the final Question Time of the year. Very convenient. And, of course, two weeks with the official photographer, read…
 
You know how we said we would be "back" to our "usual format"... well, we have good news and bad news on that front. The bad news is, we're not! The good news is, Zac did an excellent interview with activist and academic David Kelly from the Save Public Housing Collective. Apart from the interview this is a reasonably heavy episode. We have some tr…
 
With China’s increasingly authoritarian assertiveness clashing against Australia’s agenda, Katharine Murphy sits down with Daniel Hurst to discuss what can be salvaged. Will Beijing’s hegemonic ambitions win in the ongoing trade tensions?The Guardian
 
In this episode, Chris and Phil Moorhouse discuss Dominic Cummings "leaving", the Brexit cliff-edge, Boris Johnson's comments on devolution, the Mails on Sunday's comments about Marcus Rashford and the prospect of a "normal" COVID Christmas. Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked | www.politicsunlocked.uk ----- Chr…
 
We promise we're usually a weekly comedy news round-up show! But Zac's away this week and we hit our patreon goal of 75 patrons, which means we have this extra special Book Report episode for you all! Noon has ready (a significant portion of) the Minister for Government Services and the NDIS, Stuart Robert's book, "In the Footsteps of Jesus". We tr…
 
While the Coalition has been delaying introducing its own federal anti-corruption bill, the independent member for Indi, Helen Haines, has drafted her own bill. Katharine Murphy speaks to her about the differences between the two bills as well as what the culture is like in parliament for women.The Guardian
 
How will the government manage a Biden administration? New groups emerge in the Conservative party. Will Nigel Farage's Trimp-like tactics take off here? How will the university evacuation work? Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked ----- Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych For more from Phil Moorhouse: A Different Bias |…
 
The 2020 US Election has brought in a new President (we think) and the key question will be how an incoming Democrats administration will affect political behaviour in Australia and whether the Morrison government feels the need to do anything at all on climate change. Or change its economic philosophy. Or even feel the need to be more truthful wit…
 
In this episode, I speak to Green Party councillor Matthew Snedker about the Climate Crisis, Green Energy, how the FPTP system drives extremism in U.K. politics. Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked ----- Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych Matthew Snedker: @MatthewSnedker ----- Timestamps: 01:00: What have we gotten wro…
 
This week we have another special guest interview, Lia from Slutwalk Melbourne and the Loud Angry and Not Sorry Podcast! She’s on the show to talk about Slutwalk, where it came from, what its aims are, and what this year’s events will look like given the whole, y’know, global plague. We also have our regular show with hot takes, cooked politicians,…
 
In this episode I talk to Dr Richard Johnson, lecturer in U.S. history at QMUL and author of "The end of the 2nd reconstruction: Obama, Trump, and the Crisis of Civil Rights". We discuss the divisions in U.S. politics, the role of courts in U.S. democracy, the electoral college and whether parallels can be drawn between the polarisation that exists…
 
The U.S. election is still undecided. Chris and Phil Moorhouse discuss what that means for U.K. politics. We also talk about Lockdown 2, masks in schools and the Food Standards Bill. Find us on Apple, Google and Spotify Podcasts | Twitter @PoliticUnlocked ----- Chris Wilson: @CWilsonPsych For more from Phil Moorhouse: A Different Bias | @philmoorho…
 
Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to the ACT chief minister, Labor’s Andrew Barr, and to the attorney general, Shane Rattenbury of the Greens, about coalition building and compromiseThe Guardian
 
This episode we spoke to Lidia Thorpe, Federal Greens Senator for Victoria. With so much going on this week with the Djab Wurrung Embassy, we wanted to ask Lidia about her experience on the ground when the police cleared the camps and tore down the Directions Tree. We also got to hear her thoughts about Treaty, Indigenous deaths in custody, and how…
 
Katharine Murphy speaks to Ben Morton, assistant minister to the prime minister, about the government’s deregulation agenda, and whether they will implement the recommendations made by Graeme Samuel to strengthen national environmental protectionsThe Guardian
 
In this episode, we chat with Phil Moorhouse, political commentator with his YouTube Channel "A Different Bias". We talk about independent media, political fatigue and Brexit. We also discuss Jeremy Corbyn's suspension and what this does to Labour's recent positive momentum. Timestamps: 00:50: Introduction 04:10: Political fatigue and the 2019 elec…
 
There's far too much corruption in politics but what can be done about it? There's a compliant media that is always at hand to cover over any corruption performed by conservative governments, and they were at their best when it came to the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian. A high stinking pile of corruption is slowing being uncovered at the hearings…
 
In this episode, we discuss:The UK government's refusal to extend free school meals to holiday periods during the pandemicThe government's stand-off with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/politicsunlocked/message
 
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