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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.

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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.

    The People vs Tech

    The People vs Tech

    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.

    The new Centre will be led by Essential Media director Peter Lewis, who was joined by two of Australia's leading thinkers Pia Andrews and Mark Andrejevic, for a special "The People vs Tech" Politics in the Pub launch of our new Centre for Responsible Technology, following a roundtable discussion featuring a range of experts from business, NGOs, unions, academia and the media.

    Host: Peter Lewis, Director of Centre for Responsible Technology // @PeterLewisEMC
    Guests:
    Pia Andrews // @piacandrews
    Mark Andrejevic // @MarkAndrejevic
    Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey and Lizzie Jack
    Title Track: Jonathan McFeat pulseandthrum.com
    Find us on Twitter @theausinstitute // Facebook.
    Visit our website at tai.org.au/podcasts
    This episode was recorded live at ANU bar on Wednesday 20 November by Clayton McDonald.
    You can subscribe to The Australia Institute's podcast series Follow The Money on iTunes. Each episode busts some economic myths, interprets econobabble and helps you sound really smart at your next dinner party.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    See What You Made Me Do With Jess Hill

    See What You Made Me Do With Jess Hill

    A new book, "See What you Made Me Do" by Walkley-award winning investigative journalist Jess Hill looks at the national emergency that is domestic violence or what Jess now calls domestic abuse.
    Trigger warning: some of the content we are going to discuss and the clips of various government anti-violence campaigns may be upsetting for some listeners and might not be appropriate for young ears.
    Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

    • 37 min
    Climate And The Pacific With Former President Anote Tong

    Climate And The Pacific With Former President Anote Tong

    The recent Pacific Islands Forum turned from a 'Pacific step up' to a Pacific step back for Scott Morrison, as Australia held a hardline on coal and emissions cuts. 
    Former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong urged that Australia's membership of the Pacific Island Forum to be reviewed, asking "How can you justify being part of a family and part of a group which you're trying to destroy?" and Follow the Money was fortunate enough to speak to him while he was in Canberra. 

    • 23 min
    What's Going On With The Murray Darling Basin

    What's Going On With The Murray Darling Basin

    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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Good Is The Economy?

    How Good Is The Economy?

    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 

    • 33 min
    Mass Confusion About The New Senate Voting System

    Mass Confusion About The New Senate Voting System

    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 

    • 25 min

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