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Auspol Explained is an educational podcast aimed at helping you understand the Australian political system in an easy and simple way. It's also a Youtube series, so I occasionally say "video" and "watching." Don't worry: it's designed to have all the factual information in the audio so you're still learning!

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Auspol Explained is an educational podcast aimed at helping you understand the Australian political system in an easy and simple way. It's also a Youtube series, so I occasionally say "video" and "watching." Don't worry: it's designed to have all the factual information in the audio so you're still learning!

    What is the National Cabinet?

    What is the National Cabinet?

    When the pandemic started the Prime Minister, Premiers, and Chief Ministers got together to form the National Cabinet. But what is it and how does it operate? What is the legal and constitutional basis for the National Cabinet? In this episode I explore its purpose and examine the shared responsibilities when it comes to health, vaccines, borders, lockdowns, quarantine, which things are federal or which are state powers and of course: some history too.  

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    Get a copy of the script with citations here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KFNoredrwoOfEJaxczb6c_6V-evBGuO2/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102352521871694219008&rtpof=true&sd=true   

    Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the video was filmed and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

    • 22 min
    What Happens to Politicians When They Leave Parliament? | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    What Happens to Politicians When They Leave Parliament? | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    What do politicians do once they've been voted out? What kind of pension do politicians get, if any, and what kind of jobs do Members of Parliament go on to have? In this post-election episode I dive into the kind of benefits they do/don't get as well as discuss the broad possibilities and highs and lows of life after politics getting new work.  

    Support the channel on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/AuspolExplained

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    Get a copy of the script here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IDkmF8dUk2Jd1aoIjb_41HROnVpTtTXk/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102352521871694219008&rtpof=true&sd=true   

    Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the video was filmed and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

    • 14 min
    A Summary Of The 2022 Australia Federal Election | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    A Summary Of The 2022 Australia Federal Election | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    It's officially OVER! The writs have been returned, the counting has concluded, and we now know the final composition of the House of Representatives and the Senate! So what are the results, what do they mean, and how easy will it be for Labor to pass bills into law with such a large crossbench? Here's a breakdown of the numbers and a few interesting facts along the way!  

    Thank you for your support during the first federal election of Auspol Explained. Let's see just how much more we can learn before the next one comes around!  

    Support the channel on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/AuspolExplained

    Like Auspol Explained on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Auspol-Explained-107892180702388 

    Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the video was filmed and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

    • 10 min
    A Reflection On What's Next | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    A Reflection On What's Next | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    Well, it's time to look forward to what's next for Auspol Explained! I hope you're all recovering from the post-election holiday. I'm excited to make more episodes soon but I just gotta say thank you 100 times to everyone new and old, and talk about my schedule and hopes going forward for SEASON TWO (a new season for every Parliament - so I guess we'll see season 3 in about three years from now). I'm so grateful for the support. This project is over 2.5 years old and in that time I've grown, I've gotten better at communicating and structuring episodes, and I promise you I'll be more entertaining and informative than before! 

     Support the channel on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/AuspolExplained

    Like Auspol Explained on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Auspol-Explained-107892180702388 

    Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the video was filmed and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

    • 5 min
    What is a Hung Parliament? | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    What is a Hung Parliament? | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    What happens if no one wins a majority of seats in Parliament? Answer: they need to start negotiating. Is a hung parliament a big deal? Well, depends on who you talk to. The thing is, we've been finding ways to avoid it most of the time for the past 100 years - while this is actually pretty normal for other countries around the world.  

    Support the channel on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/AuspolExplained

    Like Auspol Explained on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Auspol-Explained-107892180702388

    Get a copy of the script here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pua2nVvHLAAJkQM0p-xwLEJfpIggBPPy/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102352521871694219008&rtpof=true&sd=true   

    Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the video was filmed and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

    • 6 min
    Where do the Parties Stand on Refugees? 2022 election comparison | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    Where do the Parties Stand on Refugees? 2022 election comparison | AUSPOL EXPLAINED

    What are the similarities between Labor and Liberals on refugee policy and boat turn backs? Will any of the main parties end indefinite detention for asylum seekers? Here's a policy comparison for the 2022 Australian Federal Election for the Liberal-National Coalition, Labor, Greens, and One Nation so you can see who is promising what when it comes to how we look after refugees, how many we take in through our humanitarian intake, and what that involves.  

    Support the channel on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/AuspolExplained

    Like Auspol Explained on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Auspol-Explained-107892180702388

    Get a copy of the script here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gw0Dh5rrFcar_CqLASIOc3UMoI1kWLen/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102352521871694219008&rtpof=true&sd=true   

    Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the video was filmed and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

    • 4 min

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