#27 - The Federation
7 Aug 2016
In this final episode, for a while at least, we discuss the state of the Federation, its past, present and future. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#26 - Coal Seam Gas
29 July 2016
What's Australia doing about Coal Seam Gas? We tackle this, the extent of CSG exploration and our policy on renewable energy. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#25 - Immigration Ban
20 July 2016
Were Sonia's comments on the Today show out of line or the tip of a new trend in national conversation? In light of Channel 9's pledge to free-speech we attempt to dig into what's causing public's anguish in response to the host's contentious comments on Muslim Immigration. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#24 - Election 2016 The Senate
9 July 2016
The Fractured Senate. The 2016 Election has rocked Canberra as we herald in a period of fragmented politics and uncertainty across the new players in the Senate. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#23 - Election 2016 House of Reps
7 July 2016
It's neck and neck! With the final results of the 2016 Election yet to be officially declared we take a punt at what a close-race will mean for both sides of politics in the lower house. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#22 - NSW State Budget
29 June 2016
Is the NSW State Budget literally killing you? Public hospitals jeopardised alongside the widespread privatisation of utilities, we dissect whether the government is making clever savings or taking on unnecessary risks. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#21 - Same-sex Plebiscite
22 June 2016
Should we have a plebiscite for same-sex marriage? In this episode we debate the legitimacy of direct votes and why both parties are wrong on this issue. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#20 - Higher Education Part 2
15 June 2016
What's the point of higher education? This week we take a deep look into whether everyone should have an opportunity to go to university. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#19 - Higher Education Part 1
8 June 2016
Are we a nation obsessed with university degrees for every profession? We tackle falling entrance scores and the menace of grade inflation. Click here to check out the video version with captions.
#18 - National Broadband Network
1 June 2016
Still Buffering: Have we sabotaged Australia's internet future? We talk about the controversy around National Broadband Network documents and if the project will ever deliver what was promised.
#17 - Illiterate Refugees
15 May 2016
Does it really matter if refugees don't become millionaires? - What's the point of humanitarian settlement and why the media got it spectacularly wrong. We tackle those questions and more for this week's episode!
#16 - Campaign 2016
18 May 2016
Governments - who needs them! Why we might be throwing out a first-term government and if there's any sign of salvaging the sinking ship.
#15 - Budget 2016
18 May 2016
Cutting the belt on the 2016 Budget - Did Scott Morrison just give all the candy to the corporations? We take a sledgehammer to the political motivators behind Australia's plan for the next financial year. Here is the link to the graph of personal income tax as percentage of GDP (Scroll down to Figure 3):
1. Tax-To-GDP ratio - Past and Prospective Developments
#14 - Media Regulation
11 May 2016
How do we regulate the media? Should we even do it? Mario reckons they should be treated like any other trade. Saranga is a little sceptical.
#13 - 60 Minutes
4 May 2016
We get angry about the 60 Minutes abduction scandal. Mario gives us some insight from within the media industry. Things get hectic!
#12 - Bill of Rights
27 Apr 2016
Should Australia have a Bill of Rights? Mario says Aye! Saranga says No! Have a listen and let us know what you think! Links to documents discussed in this episode:
1. Serious Crime Prevention Orders Bill
2. New South Wales Bar Association submission on the Serious Crime Prevention Orders Bill
#11 - Foreign Investment
20 Apr 2016
In this episode we tackle the explosive issue of foreign investment and ownership in Australia. What is permissible? How much are we comfortable with? Have a listen and find out!
#10 - 2016 Election
13 Apr 2016
This week we dive hard and straight into some pre-election speculation for this year's upcoming election.
#9 - Voting Reform
6 Apr 2016
This week we tackle what the senate voting reforms mean for you and how that might affect the election this year.
#8 - Negative Gearing
30 Mar 2016
We take on Australia's national sport: Negative Gearing!
#7 - Data Encryption
23 Mar 2016
We follow up on last week's episode by discussing the issue of data encryption and its role in Australia's data retention laws.
#5 - Nuclear Power
9 Mar 2016
We discuss the reintroduction of nuclear power in the public discourse by Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.
#4 - Natural Disasters
2 Mar 2016
We have a conceptual discussion about natural disasters in Australia and the way we respond to them.
#3 - Medicare
24 Feb 2016
We discuss the Federal Government's proposed changes to Medicare.
#2 - Asset Selloffs
18 Feb 2016
We discuss the NSW state government policy to sell off publicly owned buildings.
#1 - Lockout Laws
18 Feb 2016
We discuss Sydney's controversial Lockout Laws.