A podcast dedicated to Tasmanian news, politics and business from Font PR. Join Brad Stansfield, Becher Townshend and Brad Nowland to get up to date on everything that's happening in Tassie, and take an in-depth look at the biggest issues of the day.
Cautious, conservative, unremarkable. The state budget with Amanda Lovell
Fresh from the state budget lockup, Tasmanian Business Reporter editor at large Amanda Lovell, joins Becher and the Brads to unpack the state budget. Anyone who was expecting a surprise, suspense or excitement will be sorely disappointed. Becher described it as "cautious and conservative", Amanda wraps it up as "racking up a lot of debt" and Brad Stansfield reveals how he would advise the opposition to prepare its budget reply. Join the team to find out how it's likely to affect you.
Federal Budget Breakdown - jobs, jobs! Jobs?
After a historic budget in the wake of the Covid recession, Brad, Becher and Brad put their heads together to unpack what it all really means and how it's going to affect Tasmania.
Never say never with Matt Denholm
After Brad Stansfield's column in The Mercury calling for Labor to dump leader Rebecca White Brad Nowland and Becher Townshend want to know what he thinks the opposition leader should be doing. Given the disastrous position the party is in is it possible for Labor to win power in 2022? Becher also says Stansfield should "never say never" when it comes to working for the Labor party himself. After some intense and sometimes loud discussion, they are joined by The Australian's Matt Denholm to talk COVID and the media's performance through the pandemic.
Shut until Christmas with Anna Reynolds
All together in the same room for the first time in more than six months, Brad, Becher and Brad are resigned to the likelihood the state's borders will be closed until Christmas. Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds makes her in her first appearance on the show, and nothing is off the table, from her frustrations with council politics and possible council amalgamations to the city's worsening homelessness crisis.
The last ever iso episode with Daniel Hanna
In what is probably their last episode from isolation, Becher and the Brads have mixed feelings about the prospect of joining each other back in the office. Just moments after the Premier announced the state was reopening they are joined by Daniel Hanna, the Executive General Manager of Federal Group. Daniel has previously worked as the head of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania and the Hotels Association and gave the FontCast a very frank assessment of the Tourism industry's prospects in the short and long term.
Life after lockdown with Kym Goodes
In the third and possibly last episode from isolation Becher and the Brads dream of what they'll do with their first weekend after lockdown. But what's in store for the state and the vital tourism industry which has ground to a halt? Chair of East Coast Tourism and a member of the Premier's new Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council, Kym Goodes, joins the podcast to talk about recovery prospects.