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55 minutes | Mar 27, 2016
March 26: ABCC, Double D and anti-protest laws
It's been a big week in #auspol. MetaPoll's Oz Faruqi returns to the show to chat about the likelihood of a double dissolution election. Plus, Hannah Ryan reports on the NSW government's new anti-protest law. Photo credit Rae Allen (CC BY 2.0)
65 minutes | Mar 20, 2016
March 19: Senate sleepover, Fairfax Strike and issues in Health
Writer, engineer and former political hack Oz Faruqi joins Backchat to talk about the Senate voting reforms and sleepover shenanigans. We interview Fairfax's Michael Koziol about the wildcat journalist strike. We chat to Professor Gregory Dore about how new medicines get on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and then to Professor Jane Hall, a medical economist based at UTS who’s got an interesting new idea to tackle our health funding issues - make boomers pay with all those houses they own.
58 minutes | Mar 13, 2016
March 5: Mardi Gras, Refugees and Pill Testing
On the show this week: stories from the political past and present of Mardi Gras with Garry Wotherspoon, Max Chalmers meets the organisers of the No Party in Detention float and we speak to Will Tregoning from UnHarm about his plan to introduce pill testing at festivals.
60 minutes | Mar 13, 2016
February 20: Lockouts, Powerhouse and Revenge Porn Laws
Writer, engineer and former political hack Oz Faruqi joins Backchat to talk about lockout laws, the move of the Powerhouse to Parramatta and Revenge Porn Laws
16 minutes | Mar 13, 2016
February 27: Safe Schools, Elizanomics, Spotlight in the Hunter
Lucy Watson joins to talk about the government's attack on the Safe Schools Coalition. There's an Elizanomics update and we talk about institutional child abuse in the Hunter.
62 minutes | Dec 1, 2015
November 28: Green Energy’s Future
In this feature episode by Backchat producers Selena Shannon and Serge Negus we investigate Australia’s green energy transition tactics; what’s working, what’s not and why.
62 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
November 21: Younger women most likely to be facing DV
Backchat’s Elva Darnell joins Heidi in the studio to talk about young women and abusive relationships ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Research suggests that women aged 18 to 24 are twice as likely to be experiencing domestic violence than their older peers.
59 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
November 7: Tax, trade deals, electoral boundaries and Medicare’s future
Economics Correspondent Eliza Owen joins Backchat to talk about what changes to the GST would mean, the possible consequences of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, changes to electoral boundaries, and the future of Medicare.
56 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
October 31: Os Faruqi on the PM’s energy policies, education equality, and Abyan
Writer, engineer and former political hack Oz Faruqi joins Backchat to talk about the new Prime Minister’s take on green energy, education equality and the latest developments in the case of a refugee, allegedly raped on Nauru, who’s seeking an abortion in Australia.
54 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
November 14: Donations, disclosure and democracy
Backchat producer Emma Rapaport reports on the history of political donations in Australia and some of the people hoping to reform the system.
63 minutes | Sep 26, 2015
September 26: Sex worker policy, who should we be legislating for?
This week on Backchat we explore the underworld of the sex industry. The stigmatisation, the legislation and the people behind it come together in a special themed episode featuring guest host Tilly Lawless. A Sydney sex worker herself, she shares her perspective on proposed legislation and gives insight into the deeply shrouded world of the sex trade.
61 minutes | Sep 19, 2015
September 19: Think you know how parliamentarians really vote on issues that matter to you?
It's been a week since the leadership spill and Malcolm Turnbull is our new Prime Minister. But the spill isn't the whole focus of this week's episode. We also hear from Henare Degan on finding out how our politicians really vote in parliament, Senator Scott Ludlam on the Vodaphone Hack and Elizanomics on income distribution in Australia.
62 minutes | Sep 16, 2015
September 12: the migrant crisis in Europe
62 minutes | Sep 5, 2015
September 5: calls for better protection against online harassment and threats
64 minutes | Aug 31, 2015
August 29: should Australia join the US in a Syrian intervention?
This week on Backchat we look at both sides of the argument surrounding whether or not Australia should join the US in fighting ISIS in Syria, the controversy surrounding recently released documentary Gayby Baby, funding cuts to Redfern Legal Centre means international students are left with no legal services and Bish and Kara run down the weeks news with a steamroller of mockery.
60 minutes | Aug 21, 2015
August 22: Young people at work
This week Backchat covers young people at work; unpaid internships, being underpaid, fighting for their workplace rights and union membership numbers.
62 minutes | Aug 18, 2015
August 15: Does a rise in gun ownership spell a rise in gun crime for Australia?
This week's show we look at guns in Australia. With a rise in gun ownership, the question on everyones mind is are we safe?
2 minutes | Aug 8, 2015
August 8: Lockout laws in disguise or a creative local solution for Newtown?
Meet the man behind the "Real Australians Say Welcome" posters. Street artists Anthony Lister and Peter Drew talk politics, street art and the law. Plus, a collection of voices come to together on the topic of Newtown's changing nightlife. Will a non-binding lockout trial be a success?
60 minutes | Aug 3, 2015
August 3: Big Tobacco, their legal bills are high but it’s just a fraction of their profit
Bronwyn Bishop's biographer shares his 20 year perspective on the former speaker's spending habits. International trade law experts explain Philip Morris's attack on plain packaging, and we meet one of the minds behind the new Affordable Housing Party.
62 minutes | Jul 24, 2015
July 25: Can fighting gender roles combat domestic violence?
Can fighting gender roles combat domestic violence? Exploring strategies to change how violence is socialised in young men. Also, Paul Farrell provides insight on the failures of IHMS in detention centres and Elizanomics talks about the tax of the hour, GST.
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