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Ep. 107 Same Sex Marriage Passed, Foreign Donations, Citizenship Declarations and Trump’s Week

On this week's review show we welcome back to the show Senior Editor of The Unshackled Damien Ferri. Same sex marriage in is now law in Australia as the House of Representatives passed the Dean Smith same sex marriage bill unamended. All efforts to protect religious freedoms were defeated, in the final vote only 4 voted no and 12 abstained. Overseas same sex marriages became recognized instantly and same sex couples have began giving their 30 days notice to wed. The left have already moved...

Duration: 00:54:42

Ep. 106 In Focus Show on Health Policy

One area public policy we haven’t covered on the show before is health. Australia’s health system has always faced significant budgetary and delivery challenges. To discuss this issue we invited on Terry Barnes who has been a senior advisor to two federal health ministers Michael Woolridge and Tony Abbott. He was the person who initially proposed the Abbott Government’s ill-fated $7 Medicare co-payment. He currently is a public policy consultant and is a regular contributor to the...

Duration: 00:40:42

Ep. 105 The End for Turnbull, Sam Dastyari, Queensland Election and Trump and Britain First

On this week's review show Australian politics continues to be highly volatile, we discuss and analyze it with Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. All the signs have been pointing to Malcolm Turnbull's Prime Ministership being terminal. This week there was the federal government's stunning backflip by deciding to hold a banking royal commission and even more damaging was New South Wales Deputy Premier and State Nationals Leader John Barilaro saying that Turnbull should go by Christmas....

Duration: 00:46:55

Ep. 104 Banking Royal Commission, Bennelong By-Election, Manus Removal and Rudd’s Anniversary

Only a week after Malcolm Turnbull was riding high after being on the winning side of the Marriage Law Postal Survey it is back to the continued state of chaos for his government. As a result of National MPs threatening to cross the floor to establish a Banking Royal Commission as the government's numbers are down in the House due by-elections caused by dual citizenship it resulted in Turnbull taking the drastic action to suspend the House for one sitting week. It got worse as a cabinet...

Duration: 00:50:05

Ep. 103 Queensland Election Preview

With Queensland Election Day almost here in what has been a closely watched campaign. As part of the Unshackled's coverage we thought we'd have a comprehensive election preview. To do this we invited on the show an expert in Queensland politics Graham Young who is the Executive Director of the Brisbane based free market think tank the Australian Institute for Progress which produces research on Queensland public policy. We ask him to provide a critique of the performance of the Palaszczuk...

Duration: 00:45:23

Extra Wave No. 2 Pyne's Gay Porn Twitter Hack

This is an Extra Wave after the Unshackled Waves Ep. 102. Following the results of the Marriage Law Postal Survey Defence Industry Minister and Leader of the House Christopher Pyne liked a gay porn video on his twitter account at 2am in the morning. He unliked it at 6am and claimed that his account was hacked. Australian Conservatives Senator Cory Bernardi wanted a parliamentary investigation into the hacking as it could be a national security incident and we needed to find out how far and...

Duration: 00:10:58

Ep. 102 Marriage Survey Results, Who Voted No, Mark Latham Sued and Zimbabwe Coup

On this week's review show back with us is Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. One of Australian politics' longest running sagas same sex marriage was finally resolved with the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, yes responses were 7.8 million or 61.6% of the total vote and no responses were 4.8 million or 38.4% of the total vote with participation at 79.5% of eligible electors. It was a decisive victory of the yes campaign which leads one to wonder why they opposed the...

Duration: 00:52:40

Ep. 101 Citizenship Crisis, Left and Right Protests, Sex Scandals and Trump’s Anniversary

On this week's review show we look at Australian politics still being in a state of crisis, do this we are joined by Front and Center host Emilio Garcia. The Australian parliamentary citizenship crisis has escalated with John Alexander the Liberal Member for Bennelong the latest MP to resign due to citizenship by descent. It leaves the government without a majority on the floor on the House of Representatives and another by-election to contest. Questions surrounding other MPs are being...

Duration: 00:46:38

Ep. 100 Interview Show with Queensland Election Candidate Shan Ju Lin

With the Queensland election campaign in full swing The Unshackled is aiming to bring you as much coverage of the campaign as possible culminating with our election night livestream on Saturday 25th November. As part of our coverage we decided to speak with one of the candidates Shan Ju Lin who is standing as independent for the seat Bundamba which is located in the city of Ipswich to Brisbane’s west. She was originally announced as a One Nation candidate in December 2016 and much was made...

Duration: 01:08:29

Ep. 99 Continuing Citizenship Saga, Terror in New York, Queensland Election and Manus Island

Many thought the dual citizenship saga was over with the High Court ruling last however the with the court stating that ignorance of citizenship was not a defense it opened the possibility of more MPs being found ineligible to sit in Parliament. This week the President of the Senate Stephen Parry resigned after revealing he held British citizenship by descent. We later learned he told Mitch Fifield and several other Liberal MPs but was instructed keep quiet until after the High Court...

Duration: 00:44:16

Ep. 98 Interview Show with Vlogger Libby DownUnder

Another alt-media figure we met at LibertyFest was Facebook vlogger Libby Down Under who publishes posts, memes and videos about contemporary political issues in Australia. She is a fierce critic of political correctness and cultural Marxism and is a contributor to LibertyWorks both in print and on its vodcast. We ask Libby what made her decide to become active on social media, what her goals are, what content she likes to share, the reception she's received so far and her political...

Duration: 00:52:54

Ep. 97 High Court Citizenship Verdict, GetUp, Michaelia Cash and NBN Rollout

On this week's review show we discuss the shocker of a week for the federal government. To do this we are joined again by Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. The High Court handed down its decision on the citizenship seven declaring Nationals Leader Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Deputy Nationals Leader Senator Fiona Nash, Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Walters and One Nation Senator Malcolm Robert ineligible to sit in the federal parliament due to holding dual citizenship....

Duration: 00:49:57

Ep. 96 Interview Show with Dave Pellowe from Church and State

During our attendance at LibertyFest Brisbane we met fellow Australian alt-media personality Dave Pellowe who hosts the online talk show Church and State. It aims empower Christians to think about politics and features discussions about public issues at the intersection of culture, politics & truth. He has had many high profile guests which have included Senators Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Roberts and Cory Bernardi as well as former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. We discuss with Dave why...

Duration: 00:53:22

Ep. 95 National Energy Guarantee, Lisa Wilkinson Clinton on the ABC and LibertyFest

On this week's review show we discuss our experience at LibertyFest in Brisbane as well as the week's news. To do this we are joined again by Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. Finally the Coalition unveiled its new energy policy which was agreed to at the most recent Coalition partyroom meeting. The Clean Energy Target will be dumped and instead the government will adopt a National Energy Guarantee. This will require energy companies to provide a certain percentage of electricity from...

Duration: 00:54:52

Ep. 94 Clean Energy Target, Summer of Blackouts, Anti-Terror Laws and State Election Season

It has been another busy newsweek with some important political developments to discuss. To do this we are joined again by Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. The Turnbull Government has been sitting on the Finkel Climate Report for a number of months and finally gave an indication this week that it is set to dump its main recommendation for a Clean Energy Target. We welcome this change in direction from Malcolm Turnbull who previously had a reputation for being a climate change warrior,...

Duration: 00:50:35

Ep. 93 Las Vegas Massacre, Catalan Referendum, Plebiscite Turnout and Smoking Age

It is has been a big news week with some terrible tragedies and also major talking points. To digest it we are joined again by Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. We discuss the Las Vegas country music massacre which is now the worst mass shooting in US history with 59 dead and 489 injured. Even a week after we still don't know the shooter 64 year old Stephen Paddock's motive so it is difficult to formulate an appropriate response. But it didn't stop the usual suspects from immediately...

Duration: 00:49:38

Ep. 92 Interview Show with Lee Herridge from Taking Liberties Radio

Before The Unshackled was founded Editor in Chief Tim Wilms was a contributor to Taking Liberties Radio which is an Australian libertarian podcast hosted by Lee Herridge and Vikas Nayak. It is probably the standard bearer for mainstream libertarian thought and opinion in Australia, we invited on one half of the due Lee Herridge on to see where they are at now and discuss libertarianism in general. Lee also operates a YouTube channel called Aussie Liberty and was on the opposing side of the...

Duration: 00:56:54

Ep. 91 In Focus Show on the North Korean Crisis

The Unshackled has been commenting in the past few months on the increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies. President Trump has been blamed heightening tensions but this has been brewing for the past 20 years and a lot of factors have been at play that has led to this current crisis. To explore the situation in more detail we thought we’d invite on Unshackled Contributor and Geo-political analyst Steele Archer back on the show for another in focus show....

Duration: 00:57:09

Ep. 90 Marriage Debate Controversies, Gas Exports, Budget Deficit and NFL Anthem Protest

Back from New Zealand we turn our focus to current events from Australia and around the world. To do this we are joined again by Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. The same sex marriage plebiscite debate hit some new extremes over the past week. Tony Abbott was headbutted, many Australians received a Vote Yes text message and we saw yes campaigners doorknock around Australia. Then there was a protest at Coalition for Marriage Melbourne launch which featured a banner which said burn...

Duration: 00:49:44

Ep. 89 Marriage Debate, London Attack, Donald Trump at UN and Euthanasia in Victoria

Taking a break from our New Zealand election coverage we have our regular review show to discuss what has been happening in Australia and around the world. To do this we are joined again by Unshackled Contributor Jacob Watts. The same sex marriage debate seems to be reaching peak lunacy this week with a worker being fired because she openly supported the no campaign. More corporations and sporting bodies have also stated their support for the yes campaign. Given the toxic environment that...

Duration: 00:48:35

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