Episode #22 (8-Mar-2015)

In this episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsay discuss Tasmania’s ban on fracking; Vaccination information; Victoria’s Ministry of Truth and marijuana; James Packer’s ties to Netanyahu and Israel; Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress and Zionism; Smart Meters in Canada; the latest on the Boston Bombings; New Zealand spying on neighbours; and much more.



1) Tasmania bans fracking – 3:54
ABC: Fracking banned for five years by Tasmanian Government (26-Feb-2015)
NYT: Gov. Cuomo Makes Sense on Fracking (17-Dec-2014)

2) Baby boy in hospital following vaccines – 9:23
Morning Bulletin: Baby boy in hospital after vaccinations (12-Feb-15)
Morning Bulletin: Anti-vaxxers needle mum after baby hospitalised (7-Mar-2015)

3) Victorian Ministry of Truth and marijuana – 25:16
TheAge: Victoria police estimate ‘hydro’ a $1.5 billion drug industry (28-Feb-2015)

4) James Packer’s ties to Netanyahu and Israel – 38:31
DailyTelegraph: Billionaire James Packer hangs with Israeli power players for Netanyahu’s US speech (5-Mar-2015)


1) Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress, and Zionism – 45:44
CourierMail (via PressReader): Israelis wrong on Iran: Obama (4-Mar-2015)
HuffPo: Netanyahu In 2001: ‘America Is A Thing You Can Move Very Easily’ (16-Jul-2010)
Times of Israel: 5 of Ovadia Yosef’s most controversial quotations (9-Oct-2013)

2) Smart meters in Canada – 1:15:01
CBC: Quebec City firefighters ask Hydro-Québec to leave smart meters alone (5-Mar-2015)
GlobalNews.ca: Manufacturer defends smart meters after fires (3-Aug-2014)

3) Boston Bombing update – 1:27:02
CourierMail (via PressReader): He targeted kids (6-Mar-2015)

4) New Zealand spying on neighbours – 1:34:58
NZHerald: Snowden GCSB revelations / Russel Norman says GCSB ‘breaking the law’ (5-Mar-2015)

Mailbag – 1:45:13
Final thoughts – 1:53:57

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