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Hi I’m Tharini Rouwette, host of Allies in Politics podcast. Professionally, I live at the intersection of sustainability, media, and technology. Whereas privately, I am passionate about getting more people of colour engaged in politics. My personal experience as well as my own research shows we are desperately in need of a 101 of politics to ease more of us into politics. There’s also a missed opportunity to engage with new citizens/residents as they start their lives in Australia. Because ...
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
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It's another super long episode because our story on the Melbourne protests accidentally went nearly an hour long. Whoopsie doodle! Hopefully you find our discussion at least somewhat interesting or insightful. We also have a couple of trigger warnings at the end of the show. Time codes are below and we give warnings when you're listening before th…
 
Melbourne has had a big week: it’s long suffering populace had to put up with a barrage of abuse from the Melbourne conservative media, a rent-a-crowd protest dressed up like union members and 74-year-old grandmothers attacked the city and, to top that off, they also had a 5.8 Richter magnitude earthquake. Of course, there were union members within…
 
Katharine Murphy speaks to Guardian Australia’s economics writer Greg Jericho and the senior economics correspondent for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, Shane Wright, about Australia’s economic recovery after Covid and the possibility of a post-pandemic federal electionThe Guardian tarafından oluşturuldu
 
The Democrats in congress can't agree on much. And we're rapidly driving toward a cliff on three fronts: Biden's legacy, the debt ceiling and government funding. Justin does his best to understand Australia's lockdowns and protests. Political betting expert Evan Scrimshaw joins us yet again to break down the Canadian elections, preview the upcoming…
 
We have a big show this week, with some actual uncomplicated positivity, some big brain economic analysis, and of course, le memes. We have a CW for our First Nations story for the name of someone who has died and descriptions of police violence. IF you'd like to skip that story it runs from 24:00 - 30:50. Our second FN story is also about racist p…
 
Our US correspondent, Col is joined by Californian, Amy to talk about the Californian Gubernatorial Recall, and give their passing thoughts to Texas’s new legislation. To support the right to choose in Texas and elsewhere, hit up these links, or Ask Jeeves: Indigenous Women Rising https://www.iwrising.org/abortion-fund Texas Equal Access Fund https…
 
You might rightfully wonder how over 10,000 immigrants from the Caribbean island nation of Haiti wound up in Del Rio, Texas. Justin doesn't have a lot of answers but it is yet another headache for Biden to deal with. The first negative ads of the midterms are here! GOP aligned groups begin hammering Dems on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Mi…
 
AAP/Lukas Coch The New AUKUS security agreement has bound Australia even more tightly to the United States and Britain. But it has brought blowback against all three countries from France – which was blindsided by the cancellation of its contract to supply submarines to Australia. On another front, Australia is under intense pressure from its two “…
 
As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team. In this episode, politics + society editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss the intense backlash from France over the Morrison government’s AUKUS secur…
 
The Labor factions are at it again, this time creating a preselection problem in South West Sydney. Kristina Keneally is a former NSW Premier and sits in the Senate, but if she wanted to continue in politics, she had to be parachuted into the seat of Fowler, which is specifically a back-up-seat when preselection problems arise. It means whoever has…
 
Katharine Murphy speaks to Tosca Looby, the director of SBS’s latest feature documentary Strong Female Lead, about the sexism Julia Gillard faced as prime minister and why this documentary needed to be made in light of recent revelations about Parliament House’s workplace cultureThe Guardian tarafından oluşturuldu
 
Justin breaks down the rapid shift in polling of the California Recall attempt of Gavin Newsom. He then gives rankings to all of the challengers who ran against him. Finally, he is joined by Josh Spivak (Recall Elections: From Alexander Hamilton to Gavin Newsom) joins to break down the race up until election day.…
 
As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team. In this episode, politics + society editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss Christian Porter’s extraordinary “blind trust” – where generous benefactors…
 
Biden's vaccine mandate faces criticism Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders beat each other up on four different networks Justice Breyer isn't retiring and doesn't care what you think about it The Sunday Sunday Sunday edition is normally an exclusive for our Patreon subscribers over the $3 weekly level. If you enjoy this and would like to make sure you …
 
The Australian Progressives and I talk about how poverty is a political choice and who the most vulnerable groups are, to most suffer from poverty. We also touch lightly on the need to support minor parties and recent changes in legislation that seek to reduce the number and influence of minor parties in the Australian political arena.…
 
Welcome back to another serving of Snackpod! We're trying things a little differently so we're starting off this week with... Aperitifs: Matthew Guy is back; Lyle Shelton is disendorsed by God; Women's Safety Summit was pretty depressing (more of this in the next story); Kristina K Keneally is parachuted into the Lower House. Fashy Australia: (CW f…
 
It has been confirmed that the federal government was contacted by Pfizer in June 2020 to provide Australia with 40 million doses – which wasn’t taken up by the government – after months of denying the story and suggesting that everyone else was wrong. There’s two issues here: the constant denials – which continue to be provided by Scott Morrison a…
 
Mick Tsikas/AAP In the week of the National Summit on Women’s Safety, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins joins the podcast to discuss progress – and lack of progress – on issues of vital importance to Australian women. Last week, the government passed aspects of Jenkins’ Respect@Work report into law. Of the 12 recommendations which called…
 
As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team. In this episode, politics + society editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss the criticism Scott Morrison has already faced this week. Firstly, his trip…
 
We have another bumper episode for you all to chow down on! I think the first half of the show is pretty fun, but with our usual emotional whiplash, the back half of the show has a few content warnings. There are discussions of police violence against Indigenous people, discussing people who have died, and discussion of DV and sexual assault. We've…
 
he politics of the COVID pandemic are still being played as hard as possible – at a time when the public craves unity and expecting governments to manage the crisis in the best way possible. It would seem that the Queensland and Western Australian Governments are doing well – case numbers are zero – but they are the governments the media are attack…
 
Some scuttlebutt on how Newsom hating Democrats are rationalizing a vote against the recall. It involves the possibility of Diane Feinstein dying. Ron DeSantis is getting pushback for his latest mask mandate maneuvers, but not from the liberals... Did he go too far? JD Durkin (None Of The Above) discussed Biden's brutal August and we make some WAY …
 
As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team. In this episode, politics + society editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss the June quarter national accounts, released on Wednesday. While this quart…
 
Mick Tsikas/AAP COVID has been spreading quickly in western NSW Indigenous communities where low vaccination rates and poor conditions make for a toxic mix. The first Indigenous death occurred in Dubbo this week. As efforts intensify to deal with the NSW outbreak Pat Turner, CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (…
 
The longest war in American history is over. It lasted too long, the mission became blurry and now it's over. But will the messy exit hurt Biden? Or set up another conflict? Or will the immensely popular position of "No War" be enough to buoy him? Matthias Shapiro (PoliMath on Substack) talks COVID numbers, where Delta has dealt the most damage and…
 
I know we say "there's bad news" every week but this really is a pretty heavy episode, at least the back end of the show. We have a few content warnings that start at about 59 minutes - more specifics below. To balance it out we've tried to put in a few mini positivity corners throughout. Transcripts of our episodes are uploaded within a few days a…
 
The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, now wants Australia to “live with the virus” and “get out of the cave”. But why the big rush? Essentially, it’s to cover over the mistakes of the NSW Government during this wave of the Delta outbreak, and remove himself of political problems in the lead up to the next federal election. And “live with the virus” i…
 
The federal treasurer joins Katharine Murphy to discuss the Coalition government’s approach to the pandemic recovery, and climate plans in preparation for Cop26 Josh Frydenberg admits climate change a major preoccupation in global marketsThe Guardian tarafından oluşturuldu
 
A brief recap of the bombing in Kabul and Biden's speech (spoiler: too much buck passing) When is it right to negotiate with the Taliban? A dissection of a particularly bizarre 1984 ad by Walter Mondale. Brian Brushwood (World's Greatest Con) discusses if the disastrous pullout in Afghanistan is a win or loss or noninterventionist philosophy.…
 
Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrat Moderates have made a deal. The Mods will back down on their threat to block Soft Infrastructure and Nancy sets a date that they will vote on Hard Infrastructure. But does that just kick the can down the road for a massive reckoning between the progressives and leadership next month? Larry Elder is your CA Recall…
 
James Ross/AAP The Doherty modelling is the government’s underpinning for a proposed easing of COVID restrictions once we reach targets of 70% and 80% of the adult population vaccinated. But the exit path has put Scott Morrison at odds with Western Australia and Queensland, states which would inevitably have to give up their present status of havin…
 
As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team. In this episode, politics + society editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss the frictions as vaccination rates rise and the debate turns to lifting loc…
 
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