The Trough Podcast

The Trough Podcast
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Friday the 24th of March
Mar 23, 2017 • 8 min
Today - Turnbull slams Pauline Hanson over calls for Muslim immigration ban, Abbott calls for the Federal Government to keep the Hazelwood power station open and Jacqui Lambie opens up on welfare cuts. Also - this is the final episode from me. At least…
Tuesday 21st March
Mar 20, 2017 • 6 min
Today, pressure in the Coalition partyroom over 18C, crunch time for a number of government bills stuck in the Senate, and the Honourable Member for Pearce Christian Porter shows off his artistic skills.
Monday the 20th March
Mar 19, 2017 • 9 min
Today - Newspoll sweetens for PM, Keating warns any changes to super will sting savers, Dutton upset by swarming CEOs on same sex marriage, and some terrible, terrible bee puns.
Thursday the 16th of March
Mar 15, 2017 • 8 min
Today, a proposed $2 billion expansion of the Snowy Scheme, as gas giants are put on notice over a looming shortage. Also featuring cybernetic Australian soldiers from the future.
Tuesday the 14th of March
Mar 13, 2017 • 8 min
Today – SA unveils its new power plan, QLD’s election to be delayed thanks to One Nation and Julie Bishop’s blunt message to China.
Friday the 10th of March
Mar 9, 2017 • 10 min
Today – all the reaction from Kate Ellis’ resignation, fresh reshuffle speculation and tensions between the Liberals & the Nationals hit fever pitch in Western Australia ahead of Saturday’s state election.
Thursday the 9th March
Mar 8, 2017 • 8 min
Today – One Nation in disarray ahead of WA poll + energy players blame policy paralysis for power prices.
Wednesday the 8th of MArch
Mar 7, 2017 • 8 min
Today, internal resistance to an Australian version of the Department of Homeland Security, a looming battle over resources taxes and warnings of a looming gas shortage this winter
Tuesday 7th March
Mar 6, 2017 • 10 min
Today - More woes in WA, as Pauline Hanson defends her comments on vaccinations. Plus, plans re-emerge for an Australian Department of Homeland Security, while ScoMo praises Victoria’s housing affordability plan
Monday 6th March
Mar 5, 2017 • 9 min
Today, Pauline Hanson under pressure over comments on Putin and vaccinations, while some government MPs express concern over a looming cut to penalty rates
Friday the 3rd of MArch
Mar 2, 2017 • 8 min
Today – More advice from Abbott, this time on penalty rates, a pay freeze possible for MPs and a government backbencher calls for debate on reserving Australia’s gas supplies.
Thursday the 2nd of March
Mar 1, 2017 • 9 min
Today - Eric Abetz says penalty rates should be grandfathered, things go paleo pear-shaped for Dept of Finance’s recruitment video + Mitch Fifield on his love of Hi5.
Wednesday the 1st of March
Feb 28, 2017 • 9 min
Today - the LNP threatens to split in Queensland, as divisions deepen within the Coalition about what to do with racial discrimination laws. Apologies it’s late - Soundcloud (thanks to Amazon) had a few issues this morning… (A few things to add this…
Tuesday the 28th of February
Feb 27, 2017 • 8 min
Today - a report into 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is handed down, rumours about Malcolm Turnbull’s replacement once he retires from politics, and Centrelink under fire for leaking personal details to Fairfax
Monday February 27
Feb 26, 2017 • 8 min
Today, the Coalition’s popularity has sunk further according to Newspoll, as Malcolm Turnbull contends with Tony Abbott’s outburst on Thursday night and Labor capitalises on a decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality workers.
Friday February 24
Feb 23, 2017 • 10 min
Today – Tony “No Sniping” Abbott gets a few things off his chest about the state of the Liberals, a storm erupts over penalty rates, and Dr Ken Henry’s frank assessment about the state of federal politics.
Thursday 23rd of February
Feb 22, 2017 • 8 min
Today - D-Day for Sunday penalty rates – Hanson attacks the proposed paid parental leave scheme, and Ken Henry calls for changes to the GST.
Wednesday 22nd of February
Feb 21, 2017 • 8 min
Today – The Israeli Prime Minister touches down in Sydney, amid debate about a two-state solution and Labor considering a Buffett tax for high income earners.
Tuesday February 21
Feb 20, 2017 • 9 min
Today – Scott Morrison arcs up over the appointment of Anna Bligh to the Australian Bankers Association, oil and gas companies being targeted in the May budget, and a proposal to introduce four year fixed terms for politicians.
Monday 20th of February
Feb 19, 2017 • 8 min
Today, credit where’s credit due as a new political debate looms over the banks – the Prime Minister heads West – and moves to fund coal power using the so-called Green Bank.