Follow the Money // Law, Society & Culture

The Australia Institute’s Follow the Money podcast explains Australia’s big economic issues in plain English. We bust myths, dissect politics, interpret econobabble and help you sound really smart at your next dinner party, with host Ebony Bennett.

December 2018

Yes, Yes, Yes With Alex Greenwich MP, Dr Shirleen Robinson & Senator Sarah Hanson Young

featuring Ebony Bennett

Welcome to Follow The Money’s summer special series! If you’re taking a break this summer, but still crave a political fix, settle in a listen to the ‘best of’ from the Australia Institute’s live politics in the pub events this year. In this second episode of our summer series and one year on from the

October 2018

June 2018

Dead Right – How Neoliberalism Ate Itself And What Comes Next

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

Why, after 27 years of economic growth and a mining boom, how can Australia be too broke to afford high quality rape crisis services, or to increase Newstart above the poverty line? Today you’ll hear the Australia Institute’s Chief Economist Richard Denniss at the official launch of his June Quarterly Essay – Dead Right: how

December 2017

September 2017

The Global Financial Crisis Ten Years On

featuring Ebony Bennett

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis. In 2008 the banks in Australia wobbled, the economy stalled, unemployment rose and the Government acted. The GFC demonstrated a failure of trickle-down economics. Ten years later, with rising populism, it is clearer now more than ever that we need a replacement to the neo-liberal economic

August 2017

May 2017

December 2016

May 2016

April 2016

Cui Bono

featuring Ebony Bennett, Richard Denniss and David Richardson

The Australia Institute’s podcast series, Follow the Money, this week takes on Company Tax. What is it? How much does it raise? Who pays it? Who is saying that we should cut it, and ‘cui bono’ – who benefits? Contributors: Richard Denniss – @RDNS_TAI  Dave Richardson – not on twitter! Ebony Bennett – @ebony_bennett Produced by Jennifer

March 2016


featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

Episode four of Follow The Money is a special edition – In conversation with Richard Denniss about the subject and title of his new book: Econobabble. So what is econobabble? Ebony Bennett talks to Richard Denniss about why we shouldn’t be afraid of upsetting ‘the markets’ and how you can call commentators on their bullsh*t. 

Double Negative

featuring Cameron Amos and Matt Grudnoff

Episode three of The Australia Institute’s exciting new podcast series Follow The Money looks at Negative Gearing. You can subscribe to Follow The Money on iTunes.  Contributors: Matt Grudnoff @MattGrudnoff Cameron Amos @CamAmos_  Frank Keany @FJKeany Find us on Twitter/Facebook.   More on Negative Gearing – recent papers from The Australia Institute: Top Gears: How negative gearing and the capital gains tax

February 2016

Super Duper

featuring Richard Denniss and Matt Grudnoff

The second episode of The Australia Institute’s exciting new podcast series Follow The Money looks at Australia’s superannuation system. You can subscribe to Follow The Money on iTunes.  Contributors: Richard Denniss @RDNS_TAI Matt Grudnoff @MattGrudnoff Francis Keaney @FJKeany Find us on Twitter/Facebook. More on Super – recent papers from The Australia Institute: A Super Waste of Money Tax Concessions

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