April 2020

No trust without scrutiny – the case for an Epidemic Response Committee

featuring Ebony Bennett and Ben Oquist

In the middle of this unprecedented health and economic crisis, it is critical we do not let a crisis in our democracy emerge as well. Like Australia, New Zealand has shut down its Parliament due to COVID-19.However, NZ has found a non-partisan alternative to maintain accountability while Parliament is not sitting.Australia Institute executive director Ben

March 2020

Unpacking the Jobkeeper wage subsidy scheme

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

The Morrison government performed an enormous and welcome backflip, announcing a $130 billion Jobseeker package to support workers, through their employer, with a $1500/fortnight wage subsidy. Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute unpacks the details with us.Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettContributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the

What the hell is happening to the economy?

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

What does a global pandemic do to the economy? Richard Denniss explains why the government is shutting down whole sections of the economy and unpacks the government’s economic survival package.Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettContributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAIThis episode was produced by Jennifer

December 2019

The People vs Tech

featuring Ebony Bennett and Peter Lewis

There is a growing awareness globally that unregulated technological development is not delivering on its promise to transform the world for the better. The Australia Institute launched the Centre for Responsible Technology, a new non-partisan centre designed to give people greater influence over the way technology is rapidly changing our world, on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

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August 2019

What’s Going On With The Murray Darling Basin

featuring Ebony Bennett, Rod Campbell and Maryanne Slattery

First there were dead fish and towns running out of water, then #Watergate and now Four Corners have done an investigation into the Murray Darling Basin — again. Big picture…what’s going on? Host: Rod Campbell, research director at The Australia Institute // @R_o_d_C Contributors: Maryanne Slattery, senior water researcher at the Australia Institute // @MaryanneSlatte1 Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey Title

June 2019

How Good Is The Economy?

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

Two months ago, the Treasurer delivered a budget with rosy economic figures – what the hell happened? Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI  Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute // @MattGrudnoff Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey // Additional editing by Lizzie Jack. Title Track: Jonathan

WTF2050 Episode 13 – Andrew McPhail – Independent Film Producer

featuring Anna Bateman and Leanne Minshull

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

featuring Anna Bateman and Leanne Minshull

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

featuring Anna Bateman and Leanne Minshull

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

featuring Anna Bateman and Leanne Minshull

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

May 2019

Mass Confusion About The New Senate Voting System

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

There’s mass confusion about the new Senate voting system. Follow the Money unpacks how to get the most out of your Senate ballot paper. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI  Tom Swann, senior researcher at the Australia Institute // @Tom_Swann Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey //

April 2019

The Wages Crisis

featuring Ebony Bennett and Jim Stanford

Why is Australia in the midst of a wages crisis? In this episode, Follow the Money explains how we got here. Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Jim Stanford, economist and director of the Centre for Future Work // @jimbostanford Troy Henderson, economist at the Centre for Future Work // @troychenderson Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey // Additional

Unpacking The 2019 Federal Budget

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

In this episode, Follow the Money unpacks everything you need to know about the federal budget.  Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey  Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors:  Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI  Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute // @MattGrudnoff Troy Henderson, economist, Centre for Future Work // @TroyCHenderson

February 2019

What The Hell Is Dividend Imputation?

featuring Ebony Bennett, Richard Denniss and Matt Grudnoff

What the hell is dividend imputation and why is everyone talking about franking credits? In this episode, Follow the Money explains how it all works.  Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI  Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute // @MattGrudnoff Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey // Additional

December 2018

Dead Right With Richard Denniss

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

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 his Quarterly Essay, Dead Right, Richard Denniss talks about how neoliberalism ate itself,

Wrong Way Book Launch With Doug Cameron

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. Launching the book Wrong Way, Senator Doug Cameron talks about privatisation and how some

10 Year Anniversary Of The Stimulus Package With Wayne Swan Tanya Plibersek And Jim Chalmers

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. Ten years after the global financial crisis, Wayne Swan, Tanya Plibersek and Jim Chalmers

Bob Brown And Clare Rewcastle Brown, Environmentalist Of The Year

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. Investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown wanted logging in Sarawak to stop. The Malaysian Prime

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