$50m for Captain Cook memorial; $500m for war memorial including "stop the boats" sailors; The Oz vs female PMs having kids; the Libs making it easier to sack people unfairly; Julia Banks reckons she can live on $40 a day. Surely they're trolling us. And Australia Vs Humanity returns.
Jeremy sits down with Mark O'Brien from the Tenants' Union of Victoria and we have a wide-ranging discussion, primarily about whether there's likely to be positive change to Victorian rental laws before the state election, but also covering the banking royal commission (and Kelly O'Dwyer on Insiders), the live export shame, and more.
00:02:30 McCormack's desert palace
00:05:01 Craig Kelly's 86% democracy
00:07:33 Melbourne airport rail, the most dickish way
00:11:33 The Green's next "two decades ahead of time" policy: legalising cannabis
00:18:44 Making sense of the Hun on union firefighters
Things have been happening!
- No more pairs in Victoria
- The Duttoning
00:01:17 the corporate tax cuts (like the TPP) are back from the dead - and now Pauline Hanson is voting for them
00:04:30 the dishonest campaign against the ALP's decision to remove the Liberals' "Retiree tax" (ie the one where you pay tax to give cash handouts to rich retirees, that Labor wants to stop)
00:10:21 The Reverse Ratchet (when the Libs lose money to tax cuts for the rich, that's when you spend money on popular public services; when the Libs try to grab back cash by starving the poor, that's when you propose instead improving the budget by ending tax rorts for the rich.)
00:20:10 Batman and where to for the Greens
00:48:49 Listener Tim on the SA result
00:51:43 The Herald Sun vs Daniel Andrews
01:10:39 Australia Vs Humanity
01:22:51 Happy thought