Draconian Anti-protest Laws
The Tasmanian Government’s proposed law for a police crackdown on peaceful protest has been criticised as anti-democratic and a threat to civil society. The Bill creates disproportionate penalties for people who peacefully protest against business activities, equivalent to aggravated assault, possessing an implement with intent to commit a crime, or loitering near children. This was
The importance of the crossbench with Senator Jacqui Lambie [webinar series]
The number of independent Members and Senators elected to Parliament has been steadily increasing and the crossbench plays an important role in shaping the future of Australia. independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie for an inside look at how it all works. Recorded live on 3 March 2021 as part of the Australia Institute webinar
Tasmania’s marine environment and coastal waters are spectacular, but they are under threat from climate change and other pressures like salmon farming. In this episode of Follow the Money we explore what Tasmania can do to better manage its coastal waters.
WTF2050 Episode 13 – Andrew McPhail – Independent Film Producer
Andrew introduces us to the term ‘weightless exports’ – think digital services and games rather than wood or food. Inspired Leanne and Anna sat down with Paris Buttfield-Addison, cofounder of Hobart based Secret Lab – Secret Lab builds video games and mobile apps, and teaches game and app development through books and online training. Secret
WTF2050 Episode 12 – Frank Cuypers – Destination Think
Prof. Frank Cuypers is a marketing and tourism academic brought to the island by Tourism Tasmania to share his thoughts on the future of tourism. He talks about the strength of our clean and green Tasmanian brand and the global hunger for authentic experienced based Tourism. Also in the episode an interview with Charles Munn,
WTF2050 Episode 11 – Louise Morris – Insect Farmer, Rebel Foods, Derby Tasmania
Louise’s insects are on the standing menu at MONA Faros restaurant, as featured on many fine menu’s across Tasmania. Her Protein Plus Nut Butter blends stocked at East Coast Village Providore (St Helens) and newly opened Derby Providore. In this episode Anna & Leanne discover organic insect farming from inside a shipping container on a
WTF2050 Episode 10 – Rosie Martin – Speech Pathologist, Criminologist And Tasmanian Of The Year 2017
Rosie Martin – speech pathologist, criminologist and Tasmanian of The Year 2017, starred in our first series of WTF2050 where shared her big idea – no prison (as we know them in 2050), to emphasize rehabilitation not punishment. To expand on the theme we spent a morning at Risdon Prison with inmates taking part in
WTF2050 Episode 9 – Sally Warhaft – Broadcaster, Anthropologist And Host Of The Wheeler Centre’s Fifth Estate
As a close political watcher and mother of twins Sally has spent a lot of time thinking about how far #metoo has gotten us and she shares her bold idea for 2050, one that could transform the lives of little girls everywhere. Wheeler Centre
WTF2050 Episode 8 – Luke McGregor – Comedian And Writer
Renewables, podcast voices and the pitfalls of being a super hero. Star of ABC TV’s Rosehaven and Utopia, Luke has become one of Australia’s most sought after comedians. Leanne and Anna caught up with Luke in his second home, Melbourne. Rosehaven Trailer
WTF2050 Episode 7 – Rosalie Martin
Rosalie Martin is a criminologist, speech therapist, Tasmanian of the Year 2017 & Founder of Chatter Matters. Rosie has been running literacy and parental attachment programs in Risdon prison and has been getting extraordinary results. Her WTF2050 goal is one that will initially shock – and then inspire.
WTF2050 Episode 6 – Kirsha Kaechele
Kirsha Kaechele is perhaps better known as the partner of David Walsh, founder of MONA. That is, however, the least interesting thing about her. Kirsha is an American contemporary art curator, artist, and founder of KKProjects and the Life is Art Foundation. Her WTF2050 goal would place Tassie at the center of the Internet Economy.
WTF2050 Episode 5 – Robin Banks
Robin Banks was Tasmania’s anti-discrimination commissioner for six years. In this episode Robin muses on her own career path and shares great examples of conflict resolution: how we can get conflict out of the room and solve problems while rejecting the often adversarial landscape.
WTF2050 Episode 4 – Posie Graeme-Evans
Posie Graeme-Evans first came to Tasmania after World War 2, at the age of 14. One of Australia’s most acclaimed TV producers (McLeod’s Daughters & Hi5), Posie is also a best selling historical novelist. As a master storyteller, her WTF2050 goal is, in part, inspired by her belief in the power of narrative.
WTF2050 Episode 3 – Scott Rankin
Raised on a Chinese Junk in Sydney Harbour, Scott Rankin came to Tasmania as a idealistic 22 year old & went on to found Big hART , one of the world’s most acclaimed Community Arts Companies. Big hART runs projects all over the world and Scott likes to think about Tasmania as an arts laboratory.
WTF2050 Episode 2 – Jo Cook And Jess Robbins
Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast attracted 100K people last year. Curator Jo Cook and friend Jess Robbins, from the Global Island Partnership, have a WTF2050 goal that is a perfect fit for an island that is fast becoming the center of the Southern Hemisphere’s foodie trail.
WTF2050 Episode 1 – Saul Eslake
#WTF2050 Hosts Leanne Minshull & Anna Bateman drop in on independent economist and proud Tasmanian, Saul Eslake. In this, our first episode, Saul gives us a tour of his home, originally built by convicts in 1820. While sharing his WTF2050 goal Saul provides some fascinating insights into Tasmania’s economic & social history, and finds time
WTF2050? Podcast Showreel
Get a taste of what’s coming up on the WTF2050? podcast this year.
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