With Nick in India, Tom fills in and tells us the wisdom Tony Abbott gave a Labor boy, how to get hired by ASIO and his feelings on the success of Corbyn in the UK. We also consider the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from UK to China, tensions in the Greens and Liberal Parties with their rogue MPs... and the strange story of Malcolm Turnbull, defamation law and a dead cat.
Does One Nation have a vetting issue, or do they naturally only attract freaks? Was it right for Obama to take a $400,000 speaking fee? What direction will Korean and French elections take us in world politics?
These questions and more answered for YOU in this week's Continuity and Change.
Despite constant criticism/praise that Turnbull is supposedly "moving the liberals to the Left" the Coalition has gone and scrapped 457 visas and toughened up the citizenship test! The Continuity and Change team have a yak about that, housing affordability, and foreign elections in France and the UK.
We continue to reach new heights and unforeseen surprises as our self-identified far-right recurring guest, Daniel returns and compares Nelson Mandela to Pauline Hanson.
On this episode, we talk about the closing of Hazelwood, the failed attempt to amend 18C, and the bill in the Upper House to protect penalty rates from the Fair Work Commission's proposed changes.
Kai and Tim share their hot takes on the WA election, the failure of the Obamacare repeal, proposed amendments to 18C, the Westminster Attack, the visit of Li Keqiang, and whether penalty rates cuts have a relationship to lost tax revenue!
Our returning Trump-supporting guest Daniel returns to share his insights into the populist movement that your humble regular hosts despise. The key stories of the week we examine are the Penalty Rates decision along with Victorian state issues including the Werribee Youth Justice Centre.
Clive Palmer's recent foray into haiku poetry is noted as well.
Nothing will ever be the same since Trump unleashed his first solo press conference in the world. Satire is dead. You are now living in the hyper-real. But one thing remains - Continuity and Change is here, and we follow up the latest in Australian politics and debate the proposition put to us, by our guest, James - that a belief in equality leads to totalitarianist Soviet rule.
The boys reflect on the tragedy of poor Malc having paid $1.75million to become Prime Minister only to be called Trumble, the French election, the local justice system Bakers Delight, and whether One Nation has alienated single mothers.
On this episode, the hosts debate: Can you be economically right-wing and socially progressive? Does putting the Liberals first and the Greens second make any sense?
We also explore the continuing news fodder of One Nation, with MPs defecting from the Liberal party to them, while their candidates dispute the existence of the Port Arthur massacre. We also touch on Australia's relationship with Japan and whether the TPP has a future.
Our guest this week, Daniel, identifies with the Alt Right - he's happy to go on record as a Trump supporter. The regular Continuity and Change team question him on his view that Australia has a left-wing media bias, and we also go into detail about the Centrelink scandal's relationship with big data and the travel entitlements of Sussan Ley.
It's a conversation different to any of our other episodes - civil, but with quite a bit of disagreement - that I hope you enjoy.