Daily Archives: August 16, 2015

Episode #45 (16-Aug-2015)


In this episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsay discuss G20 expenses still rising nine months after summit; Public approval of politicians plummeting; ‘No Jab, No Play’ laws to be introduced in Victoria; NSW Farmers Association drinks carbon kool-aid; Parasitism of Australian banks; Australia set to expand bombing of ISIS into Syria; Scotland bans GMO; News Corp selling off education unit; Joe Biden praises Zionist interests; Minority of people support immigration, and much more.

RUNDOWN, TIMESTAMPS AND INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Intro chat (Vegemite update; Man Haron Monis) – 3:02

DOMESTIC SEGMENT

1) G20 expenses still rising nine months after summit – 7:45
[Ethan]

2) Public approval of politicians plummeting – 16:56
CourierMail page 9: Politicians shackled in dungeon of disapproval (10-Aug-2015)

3) ‘No Jab, No Play’ laws to be introduced in Victoria
– 21:44
[Ethan]

4) NSW Farmers Association drinks carbon kool-aid – 35:49
SydneyMorningHerald: Climate change: NSW Farmers Association changes policy, calls for fossil fuels transition (16-Jul-2015)

5) Parasitism of Australian banks – 46:26
CourierMail page 5: Which bank records $9b profit (13-Aug-2015)
CourierMail page 18: CBA boss defends card rate (13-Aug-2015)
CourierMail page 50: Simply capital: CBA launch fundraising after $9B profit (13-Aug-2015)
CourierMail page 4: ‘Plastic trickery’ a bank ploy (12-Aug-2015)
CourierMail page 3: Fees give windfall to banks (11-Aug-2015)

6) Australia set to expand bombing of ISIS into Syria – 1:03:57
[Ethan]

INTERNATIONAL SEGMENT

1) Scotland to ban GM crops – 1:20:18
[Ethan]

2) News Corp selling off education unit – 1:29:02
[Ethan]

3) Jewish groups getting 94% of US Homeland Security grants – 1:36:47
Forward: Jewish Groups Get 94% of Homeland Security Grants (29-Jul-2015)

4) Joe Biden praises Zionist interests – 1:41:11
NewYorkMagazine: Biden Praises Jews, Goes Too Far, Accidentally Thrills Anti-Semites (22-May-2013)

5) Minority of people support immigration
– 1:48:00
[John]

Final thoughts – 1:58:15