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See What You Made Me Do With Jess Hill

9/19/2019
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A new book, "See What you Made Me Do" by Walkley-award winning investigative journalist Jess Hill looks at the national emergency that is domestic violence or what Jess now calls domestic abuse. Trigger warning: some of the content we are going to discuss and the clips of various government anti-violence campaigns may be upsetting for some listeners and might not be appropriate for young ears. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Duration:00:37:15

Climate And The Pacific With Former President Anote Tong

9/6/2019
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The recent Pacific Islands Forum turned from a 'Pacific step up' to a Pacific step back for Scott Morrison, as Australia held a hardline on coal and emissions cuts. Former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong urged that Australia's membership of the Pacific Island Forum to be reviewed, asking "How can you justify being part of a family and part of a group which you're trying to destroy?" and Follow the Money was fortunate enough to speak to him while he was in Canberra.

Duration:00:23:21

What's Going On With The Murray Darling Basin

8/20/2019
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First there were dead fish and towns running out of water, then #Watergate and now Four Corners have done an investigation into the Murray Darling Basin — again. Big picture...what's going on? Host: Rod Campbell, research director at The Australia Institute // @R_o_d_C Contributors: Maryanne Slattery, senior water researcher at the Australia Institute // @MaryanneSlatte1

Duration:01:01:23

How Good Is The Economy?

6/28/2019
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Two months ago, the Treasurer delivered a budget with rosy economic figures - what the hell happened? Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI

Duration:00:33:16

Mass Confusion About The New Senate Voting System

5/10/2019
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There's mass confusion about the new Senate voting system. Follow the Money unpacks how to get the most out of your Senate ballot paper. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI

Duration:00:25:09

The Wages Crisis

4/18/2019
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Why is Australia in the midst of a wages crisis? In this episode, Follow the Money explains how we got here. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Jim Stanford, economist and director of the Centre for Future Work // @jimbostanford

Duration:00:24:21

Unpacking The 2019 Federal Budget

4/5/2019
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In this episode, Follow the Money unpacks everything you need to know about the federal budget. Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI

What The Hell Is Dividend Imputation?

2/21/2019
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What the hell is dividend imputation and why is everyone talking about franking credits? In this episode, Follow the Money explains how it all works. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI

Duration:00:21:48

Dead Right With Richard Denniss

12/27/2018
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Welcome to Follow The Money's summer special series! If you're taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the 'best of' from the Australia Institute's live politics in the pub events this year. In his Quarterly Essay, Dead Right, Richard Denniss talks about how neoliberalism ate itself, what he has in common with Matt Canavan and Tony Abbott and what comes next? Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Wrong Way Book Launch With Doug Cameron

12/27/2018
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Welcome to Follow The Money's summer special series! If you're taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the 'best of' from the Australia Institute's live politics in the pub events this year. Launching the book Wrong Way, Senator Doug Cameron talks about privatisation and how some economic reforms backfired. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors:

Duration:00:40:06

10 Year Anniversary Of The Stimulus Package With Wayne Swan Tanya Plibersek And Jim Chalmers

12/27/2018
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Welcome to Follow The Money's summer special series! If you're taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the 'best of' from the Australia Institute's live politics in the pub events this year. Ten years after the global financial crisis, Wayne Swan, Tanya Plibersek and Jim Chalmers revisit the Labor government's stimulus package which kept Australia out of recession. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Bob Brown And Clare Rewcastle Brown, Environmentalist Of The Year

12/27/2018
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Welcome to Follow The Money's summer special series! If you're taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the 'best of' from the Australia Institute's live politics in the pub events this year. Investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown wanted logging in Sarawak to stop. The Malaysian Prime Minister wanted her jailed. Now he is in jail. And Clare Rewcastle Brown was awarded the Bob Brown Foundation's Environmentalist of the Year 2018.

Duration:00:55:42

Professor Joseph Stiglitz Winner Of Sydney Peace Prize 2018

12/27/2018
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Welcome to Follow The Money's summer special series! If you're taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the 'best of' from the Australia Institute's live politics in the pub events this year. In this episode you will hear from Nobel laureate economist and winner of the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize, Professor Joseph Stiglitz. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors:

Yes, Yes, Yes With Alex Greenwich MP, Dr Shirleen Robinson & Senator Sarah Hanson Young

12/27/2018
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Welcome to Follow The Money's summer special series! If you're taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the 'best of' from the Australia Institute's live politics in the pub events this year. In this second episode of our summer series and one year on from the marriage equality vote, we bring you the launch of Yes Yes Yes: Australia's journey to marriage equality with co-authors Alex Greenwich and Dr Shirleene Robinson and launched by Australian...

2018 Political Wrap With Amy Remeikis Rob Harris Annika Smethurst And Bevan Shields

12/20/2018
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Welcome to Follow The Money's summer special series! If you're taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the 'best of' from the Australia Institute's live politics in the pub events this year. First up, the end-of-year political wrap with press gallery journos Amy Remeikis, Rob Harris, Bevan Shields and Annika Smethurst. 2018: what the hell even was that? Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors:

Big Sticks, Batteries And Bills

12/6/2018
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As 2018 draws to a close, Australia's climate and energy policy remains almost entirely unresolved. While the government under Scott Morrison has a Minister for bringing down energy prices, it really has no clear plans to reduce emissions and has flagged plans to underwrite new coal-fired power. Meanwhile Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced Labor's 15 billion dollar energy package, with a whole suite of measures aimed at boosting renewable energy, cutting greenhouse gas pollution...

Will Australia Meet Its Paris Commitment?

11/22/2018
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has repeatedly claimed Australia will meet its Paris commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030 'in a canter', but is this true? As we approach the next United Nations climate negotiations in the Polish town of Katowice, the Institute's director of Climate & Energy Richie Merzian and senior economist Matt Grudnoff unpack the myths and cut through the rhetoric.

Could The Global Financial Crisis Happen Again?

10/4/2018
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Ten years ago, on September 15th 2008 the US investment bank - Lehman brothers collapsed - triggering panic on financial markets around the world and the start of what we in Australia call the Global Financial crisis. So what lessons were learnt? How appropriate was Australia's response? What is the political legacy of the GFC? And can it happen again? At the Australia Institute, we have been helping start a new conversation about what we can learn from the past and what we must do in the...

Climate Of The Nation With Dr John Hewson

9/17/2018
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In this episode, Ben Oquist talks to John Hewson -- former Liberal leader, Professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and former member for Wentworth -- about climate change and Liberal party politics and Dr Hewson did not hold back. This episode is an excerpt of our Politics in the Pub event in Canberra on 12 September, following John Hewson's launch of Climate of the Nation 2018, a benchmark survey of Australian attitudes towards climate change that has been running for over 10...

Duration:00:34:22

What's Wrong With Politics & How To Fix It

9/1/2018
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In this episode, Michelle Grattan joins Ben Oquist to discuss what's wrong with politics and how to fix it. This discussion, ranging from our current 'coup culture' to Julia Banks' resignation, was recorded at our Politics in the Pub event in Canberra. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Michelle Grattan, Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation // @michellegrattanBen Oquist, Executive Director at The Australia Institute //...

Duration:00:38:02