Monthly Archives: July 2015

Episode 6 – 29 July 2015

In NSW,  the current school enrolment form asks parents whether they prefer their child to attend scripture lessons, ethics lessons or other supervised activity. Who would believe that the Premier of NSW would rule that this form must be changed so that parents will no longer be able to select ethics lessons for their children? 

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Episode 5 – 21 July 2015

 

The Iron Fist accuses the Velvet glove of misuse of the podcast helicopter to attend Secular party meeting.

Helicopter-gate generally including a lesson in Latin and Roman history.

https://newmatilda.com/2015/07/18/transcript-abbotts-assault-slipper-over-parly-expenses-removed-liberal-party-website

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bronwyn-bishops-5000-helicopter-ride-to-liberal-fundraiser-fails-the-sniff-test-joe-hockey-20150716-gidee9.html

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bronwyn-bishop-digs-in-as-office-confirms-she-signed-her-expense-report-without-checking-it-20150719-gifm9b.html

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bronwyn-bishop-helicopter-scandal-tony-abbotts-blunt-warning-to-speaker-20150721-gih014.html

Mike Baird and the GST.

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Episode 4 – 15 July 2015

Bill Shorten and the Royal Commission, conflicts of interest, political donations, the ultimate vote winning policy, Barnaby and the coal mine, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Novak Djokovic.

Show notes for Episode 4

Political donations https://theconversation.com/follow-the-money-the-difficult-path-to-political-donation-reform-44138

The Royal Commissioner on Julia Gillard http://johnmenadue.com/blog/?p=3012

Wind power https://theconversation.com/the-australians-campaign-against-wind-farms-continues-but-the-research-doesnt-stack-up-44774

https://theconversation.com/the-australians-campaign-against-wind-farms-continues-but-the-research-doesnt-stack-up-44774

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/10/denmark-wind-windfarm-power-exceed-electricity-demand

Bill Shorten smear campaign http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2015/jul/10/bill-shorten-smear-royal-commission-turc-trade-union-video

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Episode 3 – 9 July 2015

A quick tally of who we may have offended.

Tony Abbott blesses the podcast.

Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison are wrong.

Our new segment “You can not be Kyrgios”.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney attacks gay marriage friendly businesses.

Noel Pearson presents a muddied argument.

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Episode 2 – 4 July 2015

Islam, Gay marriage, SRE teachers, Tony Abbott, George Brandis, Nick Krygios, people smuggling and Greek crisis.

Here are links to some of the topics discussed in the podcast

Islam related opinion polls http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Opinion-Polls.htm

Nasty stuff in the Qur’an http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Top_10_Controversial_Verses_in_the_Qur’an

George Brandis says killing ISIS fighters only adds to suffering in Syria http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-anti-isis-fighter-to-die-on-battlefield-or-face-jail-back-home-minister/story-fnn8dlfs-1227420689710?sv=ba5880ddc87377c7107aaa1ca9089906

Sarah Haider on the need for liberal criticism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0plC24YuoJk

SRE teachers https://vimeo.com/118767261?utm_source=Youthworks+Communications&utm_campaign=9cea4a9087-Conversion_Series2_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8db08578d5-9cea4a9087-204718017

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Really great to see some honest conversation, that doesn’t seem concerned with making the truth more palatable for the fair of heart. I think we really need a lot more of this.

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Great listen

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Ep 81, one of the best and most enjoyable

Wel done Trevor and Hugh, one of the best Eps to date. Professional delivery by both.

AussieKomet

Episode 68 right on the mark

This episode was just the right length, but more importantly, was a little more measured in addressing the topics. I admire the Iron Fist in the way he can craft rational statements about appalling behaviour in the topics discussed, and I found the 12th Man to be a good balance to the Iron Fist. I wish the Velvet Glove wouldn’t giggle at important topics or when religious thinking is described – we already find them ridiculous, but laughing every time is a bit much after hours of listening to episodes. This is a fun but semi-serious podcast that everyone should listen to, and I thank them for making the time to produce it.

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Making baby Jesus cry

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Presenting the Inconvenient Truth

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Christmas Special

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Australian Centred Debate

This podcast is great for those looking for debates about secularism, religious power structures and Western liberal democratic ideals, all with a focus on the Great Southern Land. The two main protagonists bounce ideas off each other and occasionally guests are brought in to give different perspectives (I love to hate Right Wing Tony!). These are not Left Wing Nutters, I know as I tend to that description too often myself and disagree with them at times. Rationality and free thought rule! The boys don’t mind if you throw in your two cents, in fact, I think they love to hear from the public. Very worth a listen.

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