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The least consequential news from around the world from the least informed minds in Australia. Andrew, Theo, Lucy and Ben bring you the week's stories that conveniently fit into one of their countless, concerningly specific segments. Keep up with the latest news from Nature Corner, Paging Dr. Lucy, Planely Speaking, Omens and Portents, The Hole Report and many, many more. • Find out more at https://www.boontavista.com • Subscribe for weekly bonus episodes at https://www.patreon.com/BoontaVis ...
 
Everything you need to know about Australian public policy in just 20 minutes. Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. Our podcasts concentrate on budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, household finances, school education, transport and cities.
 
For years Christopher Pyne was on the receiving end of a barrage of questions from the media and politicians but still managed to keep it together and had a successful career in politics. Now he is out of the game and risking it all to step out of his comfort zone and embrace a new world of media to turn the tables and go from the interviewee to the interviewer (…sort of). Hear the stories from guests that you’ve never heard before, as they succumb to what people describe as “the Pyne Effect ...
 
Q&A is a television discussion program that focuses mostly on politics but ranges across all of the big issues that set Australians thinking, talking and debating. It is driven by interaction: Q&A provides a rare opportunity for Australian citizens to directly question and hold to account politicians and key opinion leaders in a national public forum.
 
From the corridors of power to the most marginal seats across the country, The Australian’s politics team will dissect the big stories making headlines as well as the hustings hijinks that will leaving you saying ‘strewth!’. A conversational podcast that brings the listener along for the ride with analysis but also humour.
 
What issues matter most to Australian Christians during an election? Hosts Tim Costello and Mel Wade talk to Australia's experts and leaders - including the ones that Christians don't usually get to hear from! Episode guests: Prof Ian Harper (Reserve Bank & Dean of Melbourne Business School, Melbourne University) - Economy; John Anderson (Former Deputy PM & Nationals Leader) - Religious Freedom; Natasha Stott Despoja (former senator & Ambassador for Women and Girls) - Women Dr Tim Flannery ( ...
 
The Loyrad Media Podcast is a podcast about free speech. Talking about the news of the day, politics, culture, ideas or wherever the conversation takes us. 1 on 1: An Interview Series talks with a new guest each episode about any topic under the sun. Anything that I think you will find interesting.
 
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The critical Upper Hunter by-election is on a knife’s edge less than a week from polling day An overhaul of the justice system currently failing victims of Domestic Violence Sydneysiders are paying more money for fewer parking spaces in the CBD Angry players are facing a showdown with independent commission chairman Peter V’landys See omnystudio.co…
 
It's hard to believe it, but the podcast has yet another segment. Introducing: 'That's Right Rental, Innit?' Plus: the Poll Report returns a tale of man's hubris in his struggle against the animal kingdom.***Support our show and get exclusive bonus episodes by subscribing on Patreon: www.patreon.com/BoontaVista***Email the show at mailbag@boontavis…
 
Former cricketing great Stuart MacGill has told police he was driven to a remote farm before things went south The long-term partner of Craig McLachlan says she felt helpless to stop the decimation of his character DIiscracded NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne has had apples hurled towards him after inmates recognised the VIP prisoner See omnystudio.com/l…
 
Katharine Murphy talks to Christine Morgan, CEO of the national mental health commission, about the budget’s $2.3bn mental health package which the Coalition has touted as ‘the largest single mental health and suicide prevention’ plan. Will the extra funding fix systemic problems? Or will the proposal fail when it comes to negotiating with the stat…
 
Embattled former NSW minister Gareth Ward is facing allegations of indecent behaviour against two ­separate men. Stressed contact tracers are fighting for better working conditions They are the hardest suburbs to crack in Sydney, where homeowners refuse to leave but for that very reason can be sitting on a property goldmine. The multimillion-dollar…
 
Gladys Berejiklian’s government is in crisis with her senior Families Minister Gareth Ward forced to stand aside Home seekers resort to extreme tactics to buy land amid reports of planning departments failing to green light new shovel-ready blocks fast enough Every Australian will be able to get a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine “booster” shot by next yea…
 
A SYDNEY boys school will spend $25,000 ramping up its consent education A NEW gas power station in the Hunter Valley would be funded by the federal government STAR casino has declared its $1 billion masterplan is at “grave risk” after being blindsided by a government move to acquire the Pyrmont site SOUTH Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds is set to re…
 
Mick Tsikas/AAP This year’s budget, handed down on Tuesday, boasts plenty of winners and minimal direct losers. Spending is lavish, with the government doing its utmost to avoid offending voters. The big spending commitments include: $17.7 billion for aged care over five years $2.3 billion for mental health $1.7 billion in changes to childcare $1.1…
 
On this special post-budget episode of Democracy Sausage, Mark Kenny speaks to former Federal Opposition Leader John Hewson and tax expert Miranda Stewart. Who are the winners and losers in the federal government’s new budget? What do its assumptions, especially around border closures and the COVID-19 pandemic, suggest about what the future might h…
 
It's been called the 'Hot Chocolate' budget after their hit single 'Every 1's a Winner'. In his second pandemic budget, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg clears off the barnacles, neutralises some of the government's vulnerabilities and kicks ideology down the road.Fran and PK break it down in this special budget wrap.…
 
Record low interest rates and a lack of Covid 19 drove last nights budget bottom line Eighty-thousand elderly Australians languishing on waiting lists will get the care they need to stay in their own homes in historic “once-in-a-generation reform” Students in the state’s Catholic schools are getting more one-on-one time with their teachers The Depa…
 
Safer roads and congestion busting upgrades worth more than $3 billion will turbocharge the state’s COVID-19 recovery and support more than 6,500 jobs. A remedy for a shortage of workers, support for the elderly to stay in their own homes and more resources for residential facilities will feature in a $10 billion-plus overhaul of the aged care sect…
 
SYDNEY FOLKS: Check out the special Star Wars themed Dragon Friends show at The Comedy Store, this Wednesday, May 12th https://www.comedystore.com.au/event/dragon-friends-may-the-twelfth-be-with-you/Who will receive the Golden Rose? Free To A Good Home’s Ben Jenkins attends the Week Of Bens for a Mother’s Day special about crypto scams, swimming po…
 
Australia will stay closed to the world indefinitely with Prime Minister Scott Morrison warning he doesn’t see an appetite to move ­beyond the elimination strategy that has shut the nation’s borders. New and expectant mums will have improved access to mental health screening while anxiety and depression helpline services will be bolstered, under a …
 
Katharine Murphy talks to the finance minister in an exclusive interview ahead of the federal budget. They discuss the ongoing challenges the Covid pandemic holds for Australia’s economy, and Birmingham’s personal reflections on parliament’s cultural reckoningBy The Guardian
 
Single parents will be big winners in the federal budget on Tuesday with the government to introduce a scheme that will get them into the property market with just a 2 per cent deposit. An undercover hit squad of COVID inspectors has begun secretly visiting 1000 venues across the state as part of a major compliance blitz. Convicted rapist Jarryd Ha…
 
This episode was too fun to keep paywalled! Remember you can sign up for the Patreon for an extra episode every single week here: http://patreon.com/boontavista---------------------We lost Ben this week when we took him to the supermarket, so we got another Ben! Comedian Ben Russell from Hug The Sun and Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun joins us t…
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for wonks that is. The Federal Government will soon release their May budget. But with economic recovery high on the agenda in the wake of COVID-19, you might be wondering where the government will be spending big – or slashing costs. Listen to Danielle Wood, Grattan CEO, in conversation with Kat Clay, Hea…
 
It’s been revealed one of the men charged over the extraordinary kidnapping of Stuart MacGill ­demanded the former Test cricketer pay him $150,000 because he blamed him for ­introducing him to a drug dealer who ripped him off. Claiming his innocence to the end, former NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne has spent the first of many nights behind bars after h…
 
Sixty senior doctors have penned a scathing letter to Health Minister Brad Hazzard calling out “Third World conditions”, “inadequate facilities” and “grossly inadequate non-clinical space” at Canterbury Hospital. It’s been revealed a terrified Stuart MacGill hid out in a nondescript motel for nearly a week in fear of his life, after allegedly being…
 
Various/AAP What do business and union leaders believe should be in a budget that is designed in part to pitch to women? Jennifer Westacott, CEO of the Business Council of Australia, says as well as spending on childcare – which we already know about – the budget should improve women’s access to superannuation. “Women have been very, very disadvant…
 
Beware of your backyard veggie garden… new research has revealed nearly a third of Sydney’s household vegetable gardens produce food that contains dangerous levels of toxic lead. The young children of Aussie cricket star David Warner innocently weigh into the India travel ban debate. Year 12 students at some of the top private schools in NSW are mo…
 
On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Peter Martin and Marija Taflaga join Mark Kenny to discuss religion, politics, and the upcoming federal budget. Should national leaders leave their faith ‘at the door’ when making decisions while in office, or is it more important that those leaders articulate how their faith influences their decision-making? W…
 
Australian cricketers Pat Cummins and Ben Cutting will be placed in isolation in India, after possibly being exposed to COVID-19 by two IPL teammates who tested positive to the virus. The Australian Human Rights Commission review into gymnastics in Australia has been told young Australian gymnasts, mostly girls, were molested, abused and bullied by…
 
Indigenous leader and author Warren Mundine has slammed the proposed new national curriculum. Heartbroken family of fitness and health guru Kylie Jaye have revealed she died after a long battle with an eating disorder. The Blue Mountains could be the site of Australia’s longest road tunnel. Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans is in discussions about ex…
 
Theo, Andrew, and Ben present: non-lethal encounters with lethal holes, a forbidden toilet, the main episode debut of The Shipping Report, and the Fresno Nightcrawler down under.***Support our show and get exclusive bonus episodes by subscribing on Patreon: www.patreon.com/BoontaVista***Email the show at mailbag@boontavista.com! Call in and leave u…
 
Erica Packer says she wants to share her story in the hope of helping other women who have been through a miscarriage. Working families with two or more children will see big cuts to their childcare bills from July. The Australian National Memorial at Villers-­Bretonneux will soon have a giant wind farm as a backdrop. South Sydney owner Russell Cro…
 
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