When almost half the parliament voted for new powers to discriminate against LGBTIQ people twenty minutes earlier, Jeremy is finding it hard to jump for joy that the parliament eventually got around to doing the right thing.
(Recorded Wednesday night)
01:30 Why Rodney was busy
03:30 Australian government trying to permanently deprive a daughter of her father - on Nauru, so it doesn't bother the ACL
05:43 We remember 2004
18:05 When you can only develop empathy when you know a person affected personally
19:10 Alex Lum's stuck in my craw - the out of context "they voted with X" smear
24:20 ALP preferring to fight the Greens in lefty seats than the Liberals in marginal seats like Sukkar's
26:45 Vic govt passes euthanasia laws
27:04 Vic police vs Milo
28:53 Trans kids no longer need to go to court
29:24 Victory over Streets, so Splices aren't a problem any more
30:22 Malcolm's banking royal commission vs industry super funds
30:57 Hunt considering taking endometriosis seriously
33:07 Liberals lose in Queensland; Triple J moves Hottest 100 from Australia day; Mitch Fifield seizes on chance to distract from debacle of NBN halting rollout
35:39 When you think proposals to change the status quo are "political", but that the status quo itself isn't
37:13 "What can I do that will make the lefties that I know the angriest"
What's happening on Manus, and some thoughts about responses to the current bullshit lines being peddled by defenders
We recorded this on Wednesday night, before the latest atrocities on Manus, and also we were not aware of the very good news that would have made a lovely chaser - that Streets caved and you can now buy GayTimes and Splices again.
So instead we covered
- the Ruddock investigation into just which indefensible new religious rights should be imposed on us
- Malcolm's attempts to hang on for a few more days by proroguing parliament and offering some tax cuts
- Barnaby prefers his dodgy payments in the form of giant novelty cheques
- Queensland state election
- Victorian euthanasia debate and Northcote result
- Australia Vs Humanity: international attention on our atrocities; cholera risk at Manus, NZ proposal maybe not as dead as threatened?
Look, the citizenship thing may be continuing, with a new byelection and a returning ALP premier; we might still be killing those men on Manus; NSW may be insisting on the terminally ill dying in agony: but first we really need to get off our chests the insane reality of winning this rigged postal survey, but still having to fight for equality.
And Mark O'Brien from the Tenants Union of Victoria returns to tell us what's stuck in his craw.