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    Is clubbing dead?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 30:00

    More than 100 clubs have closed down around Australia in the last couple of years.  With lockdowns and lockouts, health kicks and Tinder, people have been hitting clubs way less, particularly in Sydney. So is clubbing a thing of the past?  Plus, have you seen the historic photos of protesters taking over the Sri Lankan Presidential Palace? It's a massive moment for the country. We talk to former Hack host Avani Dias about what's going on, and what's led to this.  And, Monekypox is not going away. The number of cases is slowly rising in Australia, and it's got some experts pretty worried.  Live guest:  Mick Gibb, The Night Time Industries Association  Avani Dias, ABC South Asia correspondent  Dr Brad McKay 

    The Shakeup: Wimbledon period stress, bye-bye Boris, and Euro vacay jealousy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup! This week we're chatting about…  Female tennis players wanting a change to Wimbledon's all-white dress code, especially when they're menstruating, Boris making a brexit from politics (soon-ish), and switching off the socials when everyone but you (and us!) are holidaying in sunny Europe. Yeah, we're so happy for them...  Join Joanna Lauder with comedian Rhys Nicholson and journalist Matilda Boseley. 

    South Australia finally decriminalises abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 30:00

    There's been a lot of talk about abortion laws in the US recently. But we've actually had some pretty major changes here in Australia. South Australia has become the last jurisdiction to decriminalise abortion, meaning it will finally be more accessible, and people with unwanted pregnancies won't have to fit through tricky legal loopholes.  Plus, just this week we've seen the impact of climate change on our country – floods taking over towns that have already been flooded two or three times. Ages ago, the Abbott Government scrapped modelling that would assess the future impact of climate change on our economy. But now, Labor's bringing it back. So how bad will the news be?  And, federal politics has been behind the times when it comes to reflecting the community. But that's about to change. It's going to be more diverse than ever and includes the biggest group of First Nations MPs Canberra has ever seen. Allow us to introduce you to some of them.  Live guests: Daile Kelleher, Children By Choice  Polly Hemming, The Australia Institute 

    And you thought things were expensive before...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 30:00

    Thirty bucks for watermelon, $12 for lettuce, this is food insecurity at play. But your rent might be going up too. And somehow rental vacancies are going down as well. We have a big cost of living theme on the show today. We're digging into why food is getting so pricey, why it could get even worse, and where it's particularly bad. Then we're going to look into some new rental data that shows there are almost no options for some renters.  Plus, are we about to get COVID again? Because we're being warned by some experts that it's about to get bad (again). And we're really not ready, tbh. Live guests; Dr Rebecca Lindeberg, Deakin University  Dr Nicola Powell, Chief of Research, Domain  Fiona Vesper, Indigenous artist Dr Nick Coatsworth, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for COVID-19 response  

    Big changes to unemployment payments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 30:00

    The stories that matter to young Australians, in your ears and 24/7 on your feeds.

    Would you change your diet to live an extra 20 years?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 30:00

    How committed would you be to living longer? Would you change your diet to get another 20 years? Some findings published in the journal Cell detail that a specific balance of whole foods, fasting, staying within a specific BMI, and limiting meat intake can combine for a much longer life. But can you really BF?  And, it's NAIDOC week! We'll be profiling a whole bunch of incredible people. Today, that's artist Dylan Mooney who illustrates First Nations' identity and queer love. Plus, cultural fishing has been passed down through generations of First Nations people, yet some on the NSW south coast are being harassed by fisheries.   Also, Sydney is being pounded by rain and many of the suburbs you've heard of being flooded before are under water again.   Live guests:  Anna Debenham, nutritionist  Dylan Mooney, artist Sally Thompson, UWA 

    The Shakeup: forgetting names, cultural tattoo discrimination, and millennials outnumbering boomers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup! This week we're talking... Justin Trudeau forgetting PM Anthony Albanese's name, cultural tattoo discrimination when it comes to nightclub dress codes, and the millennials now outnumbering boomers, so get ready for more Harry Potter references and chat about 'adulting'.  Join Dave Marchese with musician Raph Dixon and journalist Isa Staskovski. 

    Conversion therapy is still happening

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 30:00

    Conversion practices that try to 'pray the gay away' are still happening in some parts of Australia, and they're extremely harmful. Some states like Queensland, have banned conversion practices, but some activists think the Federal Government should step in.   And, a lot of clubs have dress codes that ban face and neck tattoos, but what about when those tattoos have cultural significance and importance? One woman says she was denied entry into a Brisbane nightclub because of her face tattoos which have deep historical and cultural meaning.   Plus, what do you think of the idea of alcohol-free wine? Would it make Dry July a little easier? Because South Australia – a big wine region – is pumping it out.  Live guests:  Victor Madrigal Borloz, United Nation  Stephen Blanks, NSW Council for Civil Liberties

    A win for the gig economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 30:00

    They're the MVPs of our time – Uber drivers kept us fed during lockdowns and COVID outbreaks, even when we didn't know if a vaccine was possible. The job comes with huge safety risks (particularly for those on bikes) and instability. But it's looking like they're going to get a minimum wage and, oh, idk, like some basic job security. But does it mean the price of your Uber order is about to go up? And, we sometimes think volunteering is for Boomers and retirees with heaps of time on their hands, but we speak with three young people who found a way to fit it in, and say it's had a massive positive impact on them. Plus, save the bees! There's a deadly virus on the loose and they've gone into lockdown (sounds familiar) but will they be okay? Live guests: Michael Kaine, Transport Workers Union Mark Pearce, Volunteers Australia Cormac Farrell, beekeeper at Australian Parliament House

    Stranded in the regions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 30:00

    Imagine calling a ride to get home, but it never comes, and you realise you're stranded. That's what it's like for many people living with disability in the regions – sometimes they order a lift and are left waiting for literal hours in the cold. And it doesn't just make having a social life hard, but even just maintaining a job.  Plus, happy nerd christmas! The results from Australia's biggest ever quiz – sorry, survey – are in, and there are some interesting findings, (yes, we promise) including Millennials overtaking Boomers in the numbers game. But there were also some big questions that never made the survey.  Live guests:  Jordan Steel-John, WA Greens senator  Simon Kuestenmacher, demographer 

    Roe v Wade falls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 30:00

    Many young Americans now have fewer rights than their mothers did at their age, due to the overturning of Roe v Wade. Access to abortion is no longer a guaranteed right in America, and states will be able to decide whether abortion is legal and accessible in their jurisdiction. This could dramatically shift the face of America.  And, for the first time in Australia we now have data on the gender pay gap that is broken down by age - and it's pretty grim. There is no age bracket where women don't earn less than men.  Live guests:  Dina Zirlott, US abortion advocate  Bonney Corbin, Marie Stopes Australia  Karen Gately, HR expert 

    The Shakeup: age limits for politicians, our obsession with big things, and, who's ashamed of the Aussie flag? 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup! And this week we're talking…  Whether there should be an age limit for politicians, our obsession with really big (and s**t) things, and this week's debate around the Australian flag following that move by Greens leader Adam Bandt to remove it from his press conference.  Join Hack's Dave Marchese with journalists Elfy Scott and Perry Duffin. 

    How old is too old in politics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 30:00

    Should there be an age limit in politics? An American wannabe pollie reckons people should get kicked out at 72. It's a pretty controversial idea, so naturally, we sent reporter Claudia Long out to pound the hallways of Parliament House and asked political journos what they think the expiry date should be.  Plus, have you been having super intense dreams or insomnia since the pandemic? It's not in your imagination. There's research to back it up.  And, we mostly hear about mums getting postnatal depression, but dads can get it too. It's just not discussed as much, but some people are trying to change that. Live guests  Max Chandler-Mather, Greens MP  Dr Melinda Jackson, Monash University  Mitch McPherson, Speak Up Stay Chatty   

    Shedding the glam for a glow down

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 30:00

    Gabrielle from Perth was so sick of people on TikTok setting unrealistic beauty standards in their "glow up" videos that she decided to set a new challenge: the glow down. And people really got into it in a big way. Is this a new way to have healthy body image on social media? Or are glam, buff, botoxed bods taking up too much space already. Also, we'll find out why a Logies speech has resulted in a high rape profile trial being delayed and discuss whether new offence laws in Victoria are just enough or go too far. Guests: Claudia Long, Hack's political reporter Stephen Blanks, NSW Council of Civil Liberties Lauren French, sexologist

    This town's rich in mining but kids are still dying

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 30:00

    There are only six mental health beds in the Goldfields for a population of 60,000 — and none of them are for minors. The community is begging for a youth mental health ward ASAP to prevent any further loss. Plus, our native ingredients industry is thriving, but without proper regulation, a lot of Indigenous Australians are worried it's woven with cultural insensitivity and exploitation. And, a government report card for the environment does not read well, and we've got work to do. Or, the new government has work to do. Live guests:  Dr Skye Kinder  Pat Torres, Mayi Harvests Native Foods  Kelly O'Shanassy, Australian Conservation Foundation 

    Why are you calling me?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 30:00

    Picture this: you're minding your own business when your phone starts ringing. Why is someone calling, and why don't they just text? How dare they. In the olden days people would wait by the phone for a call. Now, we shudder at the thought of having to answer a stranger at the end of the line. And it's causing tension in the workplace. So what are we afraid of?  And, the spicy cough is striking again, with some people on their second, third, even fourth round of COVID in a couple of months since their last infection. Some experts thought immunity would last longer, but then Omicron happened.  Plus, a big call was made about trans athletes who compete in swimming, and activists say it's transphobic.   Live guests  Dr Kirsty Short, University of Queensland  Karen Gately, HR expert  Sally Goldner, trans activist 

    The Shakeup: emotional AI, chill uniforms and Lizzo's new lyrics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 30:00

    It's the shakeup! We're talking...  Lizzo rapidly updating her lyrics after coming under fire, artificial intelligence catching the feels, and a new Australian airline doesn't care about its staff showing tatts, wearing sneakers and not following gendered uniforms.  Join Dave Marchese with Joy Ride and Eliza Barr.

    Fertility freak out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 30:00

    Egg freezing has mostly been associated with women in their 30s and 40s, but a bunch of Hack listeners told us they're keen to get it done in their 20s.  Celebrity mum Kris Jenner suggested to Kendall recently that she should freeze her eggs – she's 26 – and Mary from Selling Sunset is telling women to do it while they're young to avoid future fertility issues. The fertility freak out is real.  Plus, we're being told to limit our power use, or risk accidentally sending the whole east coast into a blackout. So wtf is going on? Live guests:   Johanna Bowyer, Lead Research Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis  Dr Michelle Peate, Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne   Dr Molly Johnston, Monash Bioethics Centre 

    Artificial intelligence may now have feelings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 30:00

    There have been some pretty creepy developments in the world of artificial intelligence, recently. One Google employee was put on leave for publishing a conversation he had with the Google AI bot, which shows signs of sentience, and even fear of death. Everybody stay calm.  Plus, remember that Christmas recently when bushfires ravaged the country and put entire species on the brink of extinction? Well, it turns out that one of the last things the Coalition did in office was scrap recovery plans for almost 180 threatened species and habitats. And, the Socceroos have had one of their "greatest achievements ever" overnight, meaning we'll be heading to the World Cup.  Live guests:   Elise Bohen, University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute   Professor Euan Ritchie, Deakin Uni   John Aloisi, Western United coach and former Socceroo 

    The Shakeup: Editing texts, controlled cursing, and do you really need to wear puffer?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking… Un-sending and editing texts, the benefits of moderate swearing, and our desperation to bust out the puffer jacket, even though internationals think we're taking the piss with these temps. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with Mamamia's Em Gillespie and model Christian Wilkins.

    The Shakeup: Editing texts, controlled cursing, and do you really need to pull on that puffer jacket?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking… Un-sending and editing texts, the benefits of moderate swearing, and our desperation to bust out the puffer jacket, even though internationals think we're taking the piss with these temps. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with Mamamia's Em Gillespie and model Christian Wilkins.

    Back to Bilo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 30:00

    It's been a long four years since the Nadesalingam family, Tamil asylum seekers, were suddenly moved from their home in central Queensland's Biloela, and into immigration detention. Tomorrow, after a long and very public battle, they'll finally return to Bilo', but their fight to stay in Australia isn't over. Plus, Tasmania has committed to raising the minimum age of detention from 10 to 14 -- it's the first state or territory to make the call.  And, finally a good news story about the environment! The CSIRO says plastic pollution along Australia's coast has decreased by 30 per cent, and the scientists are happy. Well done, everyone! You all get a lolly. Live guests: Nick McKim, The Greens   Sophie Trevvitt, Change the Record Denise Hardy, CSIRO

    Killer seagulls are feeding on more than chippies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 30:00

    Are our humble beachside chippies creating killer seagulls? The birds have increased in strength, stamina and population over the years because they've been fed by humans. And now they're travelling longer distances and even preying on vulnerable wildlife. Plus, teen girls bucked a few trends in the pandemic, and not in a good way. A new study has found their drinking bumped up, contrasting to the move of young people drinking less than previous generations. And, the Italian mafia aren't just a movie trope. The AFP are targeting Italian organised crime in Australia, with one group, known as the 'Ndrangheta', thought to control 70 per cent of the world's cocaine trade. Live guests; Dominique Robert-Hendren, Hello Sunday Olivia Molly McKeone, former Miss Universe Dr Xanthe Mallet, criminologist

    Prep your pocket — rent could be going up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 30:00

    Today the RBA announced interest rates will go up  -- even higher than the experts anticipated. The Government is warning that things could get tough. Mortgages will get more expensive, and rent could, too. Buckle up. Plus, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson weathered a pretty intense no-confidence motion overnight, and even though he's trying to play it down, many MPs think he's not fit to lead the country. And, a couple of years ago, when the Black Lives Matter movement was gripping the world, actor Meyne Wyatt gave a passionate and emotional monologue on Q&A that went viral around the world. Dave speaks with him and director Shari Sebbens about his play City of Gold. Live guests; Leo Patterson Ross, The Tenants' Union Nick Dole, ABC Europe correspondent Meyne Wyatt, actor

    WFH is a right for some, a luxury for others

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 30:00

    Elon Musk is demanding everyone get back to the office already, but the whole pandemic proved desk jobs can be done from almost anywhere. And while some are debating the rights of employees to negotiate flexible work arrangements, others are concerned that the WFH life could make some gender inequalities worse. Plus, cross-examinations of witnesses in the long-running Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case have finally ended. And, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is talking about a revolution and why she left Australia in her new book. Live guests:  Dr Sean Gallagher, Centre for the New Workforce at Swinburne University of Technology Perry Duffin, The Daily Telegraph Yassmin Abdel-Magied, author 

    The Shakeup: Australia as a republic, stingy Swedish dinners, and, would you eat shit to stay young?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking… Australia's potential future as a republic, why the Swedes don't feed their dinner guests, and our obsession with youth; would you eat shit to keep youthful skin? Because Kim K would, and she's quite the trend setter… Join Hack's Dave Marchese with The Feed's Alice Matthews and KIIS FM's Brooklyn Ross.

    Australia's energy crisis, just in time for winter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 30:00

    An energy crisis is here, and your power bill will probably go up -- just in time for winter. A big combo of factors mean Australia can't keep its own power prices down, even though we supply so much energy. How much will your bill go up? It depends on where you live. Plus, most Aussies support decriminalisation of some drug use, and there's a lot of discussion around drug reform at the moment, particularly in the ACT and NSW. But what would decriminalisation actually look like? And after six weeks, Johnny Depp's defamation case -- which was streamed and memed around the world -- has come to an end. Depp won out, but Amber Heard had a small win too. Live guests: Gerard Brody, Consumer Action Law Centre Prof Dan Howard, former commissioner for the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice Barbara Miller, ABC North America Correspondent

    Passport panic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 30:00

    After two years of lockdowns, Aussies are getting TF outta here and taking a holiday. But the huge influx in passport applications mean some people are waiting months to get their new documents, and scarily close to their departure date. So is there anything you can do to speed it up? And it's been a while -- how do we holiday, again? And, there are some new kids on the block of Labor's new cabinet, including some interesting role switches and a brand new youth minister. Plus, around 15,000 suspected war crimes have been reported in Ukraine since the war started, with some prosecutions already underway. Live guests; Fran Kelly, ABC journalist Ben Groundwater, travel writer Dr Sonia Mycak, Australia National University's Centre for European Studies Dr Martin Breed, Flinders University

    Did you lose cash in the crypto crash?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 30:00

    Last year, the only cough we talked about was Covid. This year, the flu is back with a vengeance. Some state governments are handing out free vaccines to avoid hospital overload, and the flu season has kicked off much earlier than usual. So why is this year so much worse than others? Plus, there was a lot of talk about China trying to win over the Pacific during the election. So much so, that just days after Labor won government, Foreign Minister Penny Wong hightailed it to Fiji. But experts are saying that's not the end of the tension. So what's going on? And finally, did you lose cash in the crypto crash? Some coins have taken a nosedive, so is this the beginning of the end? Live guests: Tracey Plowman, Crypto Curious Dr Graeme Smith, Australian National University Dr Paul Griffin, Director of Infectious Diseases, Mater Hospital

    What are your rights in a mouldy rental?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 30:00

    The persistent rain has allowed mould to flourish from the Queensland coast and all the way down to Melbourne. So what are your rights in a rental? Plus, the Liberal and National parties chose new leaders today, so what do these new kids on the block have ahead of them? And what does the massive change mean for the future of the Coalition? And, 'Be Brave, Make Change.' It's a powerful message for all Australians, and it's the theme of this Reconciliation Week. So, what does Reconciliation mean to young Indigenous Australians? Live guests; Holly Jones, University of Melbourne Mike Tomalaris, former SBS World cycling commentator

    The Shakeup: Labor's first week, the future of politics, and Toto Albanese

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking… A debrief on the election, the future of politics now that the 'two party' system has been shaken up, and pets on social media - including the kind of creepy twitter account for the PM's dog, Toto. Join Hack's Jo Lauder with Guardian Australia journalist Matilda Boseley and Greens councillor Adam Pulford.

    A consent campaign that isn't cringe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 30:00

    Remember those embarrassing government videos about consent that featured milkshakes and cheeseburgers? The NSW government has taken notes and is rolling out their own ads to teach young people about affirmative consent. There aren't any milkshakes in sight and they've been well-received by young people and consent educators. So, how will new consent laws in NSW work, and what impact could this campaign have? Plus, thousands of refugees have fled war-torn Ukraine and arrived in Australia on temporary visas. But is the government doing enough to support them to stay longer? And we meet Tom Turcich, one half of the first man-and-dog duo to walk around the world. It's taken him more than seven years and millions of steps - so what has he learnt along the way? Live guests: Saxon Mullins, Director of Advocacy at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy Tom Turcich, tenth man to walk around the globe

    Why America can't stop gun violence

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 30:00

    Once again, America is experiencing déjà vu: a school shooting in Texas has left at least 19 children and two adults dead. There's been thousands of mass shootings in the US since Sandy Hook, the elementary school shooting which many thought would help to end gun violence in America. What's stopping the US from acting, and will President Joe Biden turn pain into progress? Plus, your uni debt is about to go up on June 1 due to an indexation hike. Should you start paying it back, or keep it stacking up? And artists are speaking out over the "exhaustion" and pressure that music labels are putting on them to go viral on TikTok. Live guests David Smith, Associate Professor at the US studies centre Georgie Beattie is the president of the National Union of Students Eilish Gilligan, musician and writers

    Action on the Uluru statement from the heart

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 30:00

    On election night, Anthony Albanese's first commitment was on the Uluru statement from the heart. So, what does that commitment look like, and what plans does Labor have to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians? We speak to Australia's first Indigenous woman to be the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Linda Burney. Plus, there's growing calls to ban gay conversion practices in Tasmania. And, it's not just you: stuff is getting smaller. We look at "shrinkflation" and how supermarket brands are quietly reducing the size of items so they can charge you less. Live guests: Linda Burney, Labor MP and incoming Minister for Indigenous Affairs Anna Brown, CEO of Equality Australia Professor Gary Mortimer, QUT

    A new era in Australian politics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 30:00

    Australians fired the prime minister on Saturday, and did some significant rearranging of the furniture in Canberra while they were at it. We take a look at what happened on election night - from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's path to victory, carnage in the Coalition, and the enormous support for the Greens, minor parties, and independent candidates. What role did young people have in delivering the country our most diverse parliament yet? And what does the election of 'Teal' independents mean for climate action over the next few years? Plus, now that Labor will be running the show - what did they promise to do, again? Live guests: Labor MP Anne Aly Former Liberal candidate and Gamilaroi man Geoffrey Winters

    The Shakeup: Election countdown, campaign highlights, and political predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking… The election finally being upon us, the highs and lows of the campaign, who might win and what surprises might be in store. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with former WA Liberal party leader Zak Kirkup and National Youth Commissioner, Sophie Johnston.

    Some people might miss out on voting because of COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:00

    If you've come down with the spicy cough in the last week, voting will look a bit different this weekend. Until Wednesday night, there was the option to vote by post or now you can register for a phone vote. But a whole bunch of people have found themselves in an awkward spot where they may have no way to vote at all. Plus, if you're planning an election night TV binge we've got a guide on which seats to keep an eye on: the most hotly contested, marginal seats around the country. Also, the last edition of our policy cheat sheet: how the parties compare on mental health. And we chat about the latest unemployment rates out today. Guests Dr Skye Kinder, Uni of Melbourne Gabriella Marchant, ABC News reporter Elysse Morgan, ABC Business reporter

    Myth-busting preferential voting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 30:00

    ‘Preferences' are a pretty big part of our voting system, sometimes the deciding factor in who wins a seat in the election. So how do they actually work? We've got quick 101 on why it matters how you number your ballot, and some myth-busting about how much power parties have to decide where your preferences go (spoiler: none). Also, more than 30 retired judges have written an open letter calling for a federal corruption watchdog. Some parties and independents are keen on the idea - but others, not so much. And climate change is one of the most important issues for voters this election. So how does everyone's policies stack up? Guests: Claudia Long, Hack political reporter Han Aulby, executive director Centre for Public Integrity Richie Merzian, the Australia Institute

    So … how do you vote again?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 30:00

    The last election feels like it was a decade ago. Or maybe this is your first time voting. Either way, we're getting stuck into the basics of voting: lower houses, upper houses, above or below the line, and what you'll need on election day. Also, how do the major parties compare when it comes their policies on health? Plus, some of the Hack team are in Shepparton for triple j's takeover of the regional Victorian town. They've been chatting to Afghan refugees who've been starting a new life working in the region's fruit industry. And in the wake of a deadly, racially-motivated shooting in the US, it's been revealed an Australian anti-extremism taskforce set up after the Christchurch massacre has been quietly shut down. Guests Gabrielle Chan, The Guardian Dr Josh Roose, Deakin University

    Hack's interview with Labor leader Anthony Albanese

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 30:00

    With just one week until voting, Anthony Albanese joins Hack for a chat about the policies Labor are pushing this election. Plus, the Coalition have announced a new housing policy that would let first home buyers pull up to $50k from their super for a house deposit. But is it a good idea, particularly for young people? And will it make a dent in the housing affordability crisis? We'll take a look at how all the housing policy plans compare. And an old friend is back behind the mic: former host Tom Tilley. He's here to chat about his new book - a pretty revealing look at his Pentecostal upbringing, and how he broke free from it. Guests Jane Hume, Superannuation Minister Anthony Albanese, Labor leader Tom Tilley, journalist

    The Shakeup: Loose units, higher wages, and chatty hairdressers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking… Highlights from the second-last week of the election campaign, what matters to voters in the Hunter region, the debate over wage increases, and do you love or loathe small talk at the hairdresser? Join Hack's Dave Marchese with law student Angus Neale, and Newcastle Herald journalist Sage Swinton.

    Hack's election road trip: The Hunter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:00

    The next stop on our election road trip has taken us to the Hunter region in NSW! It's an area that's constantly at the centre of massive national debates on energy, environment, and skills. The seat of Hunter has been held by Labor for more than a century, but things are changing - and the ALP's desperately trying to hang onto it. Can they convince regional voters to stay with them? Plus, in stark contrast to the mining industry in the region, the Hunter's known for its world-class wine industry. We visit a farmer and grape grower in Polkobin to see how these industries co-exist. And we check in with Joel Fitzgibbon, the Labor MP whose retirement is triggering a super tight contest in the area. Live guests: Steve Fordham, Kamilaroi man and mining business owner Alisdair Tulloch, farmer and grape-grower Joel Fitzgibbon, former Member for Hunter

    Young people have lost all confidence in politicians

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 30:00

    There's a bit of a stereotype that young people don't care about politics. But actually ... they're more engaged than ever before. They just don't believe politicians are really doing right by the issues that matter to them. That's according to the results of triple j's survey of more than 1,600 young people. We'll be taking a deep dive into the data. Plus, Collingwood Football Club's problems with systemic racism continue, with former player Héretier Lumumba releasing new audio of conversations with his coach Nathan Buckley. And, the incredible story of a guy walking from Sydney to Darwin with his dog Frankie - to raise awareness about addiction and mental health. Guests Elfy Scott, journalist and Left Right Out host Héretier Lumumba, former Collingwood player Benny Scott, Walk2Recovery

    Is there a less painful way to get an IUD?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 30:00

    Ask anyone who's had an IUD - a long-lasting contraceptive device - and they'll probably tell you about the pain of getting it inserted. So why aren't more people being informed about their anaesthetic options? And how can we make them more accessible? Plus, young people who want to become farmers are facing a huge barrier: the cost of getting their own land. Will we run out of farmers in the future? And we get you up to speed on the discovery of 50 kilograms of cocaine in Newcastle - and the mystery surrounding a diver's body that was found with it. Live guests: Tony Mahar, head of the National Farmers Federation Dr Deborah Bateson, Medical Director at Family Planning New South Wales Associate Professor Xanthé Mallett, University of Newcastle

    Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's trial by TikTok

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 30:00

    Intimate and disturbing details of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's former relationship have been aired during a very public defamation trial in the US. On TikTok, videos supporting Johnny Depp's side have gone viral - so, why are so many people fascinated in this case online? Plus, early voting is open! We get you up to speed on everything you need to know about casting your federal election ballot early, and we also fill you in on a new policy announcement that's aiming to win over young teachers. And Sydney Fashion Week is featuring a "Curve Runway" to promote more inclusive sizing in Australian fashion. Live guests: Dr Jonathon Hutchinson, University of Technology Sydney Evan Ekin-Smith Australian Electoral Commission spokesperson Claudia Long, Hack's political reporter Leina Broughton, size inclusivity campaigner and fashion designer

    The (Brisbane) Shakeup: Queensland politics, rogue characters and angry boomers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking ... The battle to win Queensland in the upcoming election, the maverick politicians gunning for votes in the state, and boomer tirades about young people. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with 4ZZZ Radio station manager (and Hack alumni) Stephen Stockwell and the Guardian's Queensland reporter Eden Gillespie.

    Hack's Election Road Trip: Mount Isa

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 30:00

    It's the next stop on our election road trip: the remote mining town of Mount Isa, way up in the northwest outback region of Queensland. We're chatting to young people about the issues that'll be swaying their votes this election, with the rising cost of living and access to healthcare big on the agenda. And we sit down for a pretty rogue conversation with local federal MP, Bob Katter. Guests: Lech Blaine, writer Bob Katter, Member for Kennedy

    Abortion rights under threat

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 30:00

    A leaked document from the US Supreme Court has sparked mass protests on the streets of America. It suggests that abortion rights could soon be dramatically wound back, if the historic Roe v Wade ruling is overturned. How did it happen, and what will it mean for Americans' reproductive rights? And what's it like to spend your life capturing the weird and wonderful quirks of the animal kingdom? We speak with wildlife documentary maker Alex Vail. Plus, the Liberal party is getting anxious about Independent candidates in some key Victorian seats. We take a look at who's giving the Libs a run for their money, and why they could be so successful in this election. Live guests: Dr Prudence Flowers, Senior Lecturer in US History at Flinders University Alex Vail, documentary maker Claudia Long, Hack's political reporter

    Why renting could get even harder

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 30:00

    Interest rates have gone up for the first time in more than 10 years. But why should you care? What will it mean for your bank account, and the price of your rent? We look at this massive announcement and what it means for you. Plus, there's five key 'megatrends' that can show us why mental health issues have been on the rise among young people in the past two decades. What are they - and how can we make politicians listen? Meanwhile, Australia isn't lagging behind in something about climate change, for once. Actually - Tasmania has achieved a "miracle" by becoming carbon negative. So, how'd they do it? Live guests: Alison Pennington, Senior Economist at The Australia Institute's Centre for Future Work Professor Pat McGorry, Executive Director at Orygen Professor David Lindenmayer, expert in forest ecology and resource management, ANU

    The cost of getting an ADHD diagnosis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 30:00

    Everything feels super expensive at the moment, but what if you had to spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on a medical diagnosis? That's the reality for heaps of young Australians trying to get an ADHD diagnosis at the moment - and usually after months on a waitlist. So why is it so hard? Plus, Labor has unveiled its plans to tackle housing affordability if they win the election, including a scheme where the government would basically own a house with you. We're looking at how it'd work, and how it compares to other parties' ideas to deal with the crisis. And Qantas has announced they'll start running the world's longest passenger flights from 2025: non-stop routes almost 20 hours long. Experts reckon that's the future of travel, but could you last that long on a plane? Guests: Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute Professor James Scott, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Ben Groundwater, travel writer

    The Shakeup: Albanese's back, WA's election issues, and having both of your parents' names

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 30:00

    It's the Shakeup and we're talking... Anthony Albanese is back on the campaign trail after completing a week in COVID isolation, the big issues for young voters in Western Australia, and Italy's new rule where children will be given both their parents' surnames at birth. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with the ABC's Nick Sas and The Australian's Jenna Clarke.

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