Episode 70 - Discriminatum et Bigotrum (feat Denise Pirko)

(Or, according to Google Translate, "Discrimen et odique", but it didn't work so well as a title.)

00:01:33 Matthew Guy wants to bring back religious instruction classes

00:05:15 The Vic Libs want to Get Back In Control... of the state they're entitled to rule. Also their continence.

00:08:03 Sydney Anglican Schools demand right to bully and oppress LGBTI staff; and a single Nationals MP is very angry with them for it; just wanting LGBTI people to accept being second-class citizens

00:12:16 Brandon Selic Stuck in my Craw - the Libs stealing NDIS money for drought relief

00:18:01 Sir Humphrey's Four Step Process for (not) dealing with climate change

00:19:32 Barnaby wants us to address drought like Pharaoh

00:22:16 The Libs stealing indigenous advancement money to fight against land rights

00:23:40 Tony Abbott genuinely surprised that indigenous people find him joking about "invasions" unfunny

00:25:30 Half a billion dollars for the Australian War Memorial

00:29:23 Sky News's racism problem continues - Ross Cameron attacks Chinese people

00:33:02 Australia vs Humanity - George Brandis (yes, really) claims they'll have all kids off Nauru by the end of the year. But where, and in what conditions, and why should we believe anything they claim.

00:34:12 Brazil - as the new govt prepares to bulldoze large parts of the Amazon, Australian intrasigence on climate change renders us mute

00:36:00 Fair Dinkum Power

00:36:38 Brazil - what it tells us about the rise of fascism

00:40:38 Treasurer Josh Frydenberg thinks the idea of going back to the old system of rich people who don't pay tax not being given extra cash for owning shares by taxpayers

00:44:04 Rubella eradicated in Australia

Episode 69 - Scott and the Negotiation (feat Kristin O'Connell)

00:01:20 Wentworth and minority government

00:06:41 Scott Morrison still wants LGBTI kids expelled

00:11:36 "Non-rainy day" fund for drought - which after recording we discover is funded by stealing from the NDIS

00:13:56 Is there finally hope for Scott Morrison's child hostages on Nauru?

00:36:40 Scott Morrison's cool power twitvid

00:52:54 Scott Morrison's idea of negotiations

01:00:30 Nuclear power!

01:02:58 Xenophobia in the states

01:04:00 Forcing people to regions

01:14:45 Apology to abuse survivors

Episode 68 - Administrative Error (feat Brandon Selic)

00:01:00 Summary

00:04:20 Liberals' special week as incompetent boobs: voting for Hanson's white power motion an "administrative error"; new environment minister mocks Pacific Islands; Scummo thinks science is a lot more Faith-y than it is; Nats trying to bring back Barnaby

00:18:03 the Libs' weird decision to invite a war with the arab world in an attempt to win Wentworth

00:27:12 more leaks of the Ruddock Review confirming that it really is solely about LGBTI-bashing and not "religious freedom"

00:36:20 Australia vs Humanity - Nauru kicks out senior Australian doctor; Morrison floats sending refugee children to NZ, but only if Labor signs off on another power grab for the xenophobes

00:42:07 positive things: Ellis Defence removed; abortion decriminalised in Queensland; ACL very unhappy.

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Episode 67 - Who do you think you are (feat Denise Pirko)


To support marriage equality in Taiwan against an effort to ban it - https://donorbox.org/chip-in-defend-marriage-equality-in-taiwan

To assist poor women with access to menstrual products -


Omelas - http://www.mccc.edu/pdf/eng102/Week%209/Text_LeGuin%20Ursula_Ones%20Who%20Walk%20Away%20From%20Omelas.pdf

00:01:09 Flogging off the Sydney Opera House - Alan Jones, Gladys Berejiklian, and Scott Morrison vs the Opera House and the people of NSW;

00:09:58 The safe space after Alan Jones bullies Louise Herron

00:13:51 The safe space after Alan Jones' fauxpology

00:18:24 The safe space after the last excerpt where you might hear Alan Jones's voice

00:22:55 The Ruddock Review leak - step too far for Hinch, then Bolt, then a backdown from Morrison and even the ACL; Morrison contradicts Cormann claiming Cabinet was considering the report; possibility that the conservatives' plot may backfire and result in fixing long-standing discrimination against LGBTI kids and staff in schools

00:32:21 Kristin O'Connell tells us what's stuck in her craw - American conservative cash promoting right-wing causes here

00:35:00 Australia's idiotic response to the IPCC report; Morrison thinks what happens on Earth doesn't affect Australia; Australia to definitely miss Paris targets; JR Hennessy suggests we stop listening on climate change to people who know they won't be around to see the worst

00:41:44 Cheeky Scamp Watch - LNP schemes of the week. You've got to keep your eyes on those naughty little chappies! $3.2bn in corporate tax cuts for LNP supporters, and the fiction of trickle-down vs trickle up; remember the reverse ratchet

00:46:48 Australia vs Humanity: Aboriginal woman fined $500 for stealing $6 box of tampons;

00:52:04 Australia vs Humanity: CDP cruelty to expand;

00:56:20 Australia vs Humanity: Medecins sans Frontieres exiled from Nauru; Omelas

00:59:58 Victoria to stop forcing trans married people to divorce

Episode 66 - That Ratchet Still Needs Reversing (feat Kristin O'Connell)

Kristin joins Jeremy (who has stuffed up his Zoom settings and is accidentally recording with the internal mic rather than the proper mic in front of him) to discuss trains, kinders, shonky arrangements between conservatives and Nauru, and (for some unfathomable reason in the middle), political boardgames.

00:01:30 Remembering the Reverse Ratchet

00:05:11 Guy can do trains too, he totally can, he's a train guy!

00:10:50 ALP promising three year old kindergarten; Virginia Trioli inconveniently remembering the children the ALP's abandoning on Nauru

00:17:30 The Australian government's "sovereignty of Nauru" pathetic excuse for ignoring court orders and blocking media, and uncovered departmental documents confirming what a lie that is.

00:23:20 ALP starts admitting Coalition policies they'll ape, like having a monstrous combined Home Affairs department

00:25:15 Bill Leak Jr, media regulation; legal aid; progressive policies that actually improve the economy, vs conservative cuts that cost money. How do these things flow into each other? Somehow!

00:30:04 SIMC - Erin Riley - treatment of and developments in women's sport

00:32:30 What the hell is competitive Tetris, and can you make an entertaining boardgame about Australian politics

00:40:22 We'll try to do a better job of remembering the people not in the room

00:43:50 This week in racism news - indigenous communities being ignored as their water supply is contaminated with uranium; when fundraising is used to makeup for government failures

00:48:30 ABC update - Guthrie sacked, Milne resigned, board in the crosshairs - and the Coalition, with its shonky process of appointing mates

00:51:30 the quiet bit of the podcast, the Friday before the Grand Final, where we can slip out without too much noise that Australia's carbon emissions have skyrocketed since the Coalition scrapped the carbon price

00:52:28 Liberal Party in Wentworth attack Kerryn Phelps for having the poor judgment to preference them.

00:55:10 The Nauru/Australia agreement on silencing the media about refugees

00:56:00 Hobart Supreme Court upholds anti-discrimination protections against homophobic bigots

00:57:22 "Tampon Tax" to finally go

00:58:38 Four day work week news from NZ

*Apologies for Jeremy's audio quality (he foolishly hit the button that disconnected the external mic, so instead ended up recording from the internal mics) and the mix (excerpts in particular) is a bit less balanced than we'd like, as we've run out of time to edit before Sunday night. We figure in the choice between two days' delay and some slightly wonky audio balance for the excerpts. Hopefully we made the choice you prefer.*