Episode 88 - Once Was Safety Net (feat Lyndsey Jackson and Ella Buckland)

As the 2019 election campaign becomes official, Lyndsey (from EFA and the #notmydebt campaign) and Ella (prominent campaigner against the cruelty that is ParentsNext) and Jeremy have a wide-ranging discussion about where things sit with RoboDebt, ParentsNext, the NDIS and the social security safety net in general, and what we can hope for depending on the makeup of the next parliament. Some cats also participate.

(This was our first three-person episode, so there are some technical issues we've got ideas for addressing in the next one.)

Episode 86 - On the record, Sam (feat Tom Ballard)

00:02:43 Christchurch, and Tom's discussion with Samah Sabawi this week

00:04:10 Blot, Dutton, Scummo totally not whipping up hatred against muslims

00:17:43 LNP response to Christchurch

00:18:42 Scummo's embarrassing day at the mic

00:24:49 What Dumb Shit Has LNP Senator Linda Reynold Said Now

00:40:23 What is stuck in Tim's Craw

Somewhere in there we did discuss the NSW state election tomorrow, sort of, but look is anyone listening to this podcast in any danger of voting for the NSW ALP, let alone the Libs? You know the Libs have flogged off $70bn of public assets, and are busy wrecking the hospital system. Clearly they need to go. Maybe throw your vote to a party that cares about public services, then preference the ALP, and put the hideous Libs and even crazier far-right parties last. Good luck negotiating that ridiculous giant ballot paper! We'll be thinking of you.

Episode 84 - Bubble Warning (feat Corrine)

00:01:58 Scummo's international women's day message

00:07:01 Andrew Broad's message on women in parliament

00:09:00 Scummo's irresponsible use of the word "bubble" and the harm it does when children are present

00:12:00 Scummo and Angus Taylor try to fudge latest emissions figures

00:20:20 Nats leader Michael McCormack warns us of what action on climate change will do to night footy

00:28:14 Matthias Cormann accidentally points out that low wages are a "feature" of the LNP's economic policy

00:31:36 LNP senator Linda Reynolds's spectacular instant backtrack after finding out she's contradicting Cormann not Shorten

00:35:00 Tony Abbott uses twitter to boost his opponent

00:36:16 Mark Latham reveals that he finds accurate but critical words oppressive

00:38:20 Nats leader Michael McCormack reveals he always puts miners ahead of farmers

00:44:02 Scummo still spouting lies about beds and houses being taken by refugees

00:48:10 Julian Burnside for Kooyong - some revcealing commentary by Ben Fordham and Peter Dutton