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Hack brings you the stories that matter to young people. Every weekday host Dave Marchese and the triple j Hack team cover the latest news, politics and culture from all around Australia.

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Hack brings you the stories that matter to young people. Every weekday host Dave Marchese and the triple j Hack team cover the latest news, politics and culture from all around Australia.

    A new era in Australian politics

    A new era in Australian politics

    Australians fired the prime minister on Saturday, and did some significant rearranging of the furniture in Canberra while they were at it.

    We take a look at what happened on election night - from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's path to victory, carnage in the Coalition, and the enormous support for the Greens, minor parties, and independent candidates.

    What role did young people have in delivering the country our most diverse parliament yet? And what does the election of 'Teal' independents mean for climate action over the next few years?

    Plus, now that Labor will be running the show - what did they promise to do, again?

    Live guests:
    Labor MP Anne Aly
    Former Liberal candidate and Gamilaroi man Geoffrey Winters

    • 30 min
    The Shakeup: Election countdown, campaign highlights, and political predictions

    The Shakeup: Election countdown, campaign highlights, and political predictions

    It’s the Shakeup and we're talking…

    The election finally being upon us, the highs and lows of the campaign, who might win and what surprises might be in store.

    Join Hack's Dave Marchese with former WA Liberal party leader Zak Kirkup and National Youth Commissioner, Sophie Johnston.

    • 30 min
    Some people might miss out on voting because of COVID

    Some people might miss out on voting because of COVID

    If you've come down with the spicy cough in the last week, voting will look a bit different this weekend.

    Until Wednesday night, there was the option to vote by post or now you can register for a phone vote. But a whole bunch of people have found themselves in an awkward spot where they may have no way to vote at all.

    Plus, if you're planning an election night TV binge we've got a guide on which seats to keep an eye on: the most hotly contested, marginal seats around the country.

    Also, the last edition of our policy cheat sheet: how the parties compare on mental health.

    And we chat about the latest unemployment rates out today.

    Guests
    Dr Skye Kinder, Uni of Melbourne
    Gabriella Marchant, ABC News reporter
    Elysse Morgan, ABC Business reporter

    • 30 min
    Myth-busting preferential voting

    Myth-busting preferential voting

    ‘Preferences’ are a pretty big part of our voting system, sometimes the deciding factor in who wins a seat in the election.

    So how do they actually work?

    We’ve got quick 101 on why it matters how you number your ballot, and some myth-busting about how much power parties have to decide where your preferences go (spoiler: none).

    Also, more than 30 retired judges have written an open letter calling for a federal corruption watchdog. Some parties and independents are keen on the idea - but others, not so much.

    And climate change is one of the most important issues for voters this election. So how does everyone’s policies stack up?

    Guests:
    Claudia Long, Hack political reporter
    Han Aulby, executive director Centre for Public Integrity
    Richie Merzian, the Australia Institute

    • 30 min
    So … how do you vote again?

    So … how do you vote again?

    The last election feels like it was a decade ago. Or maybe this is your first time voting.

    Either way, we're getting stuck into the basics of voting: lower houses, upper houses, above or below the line, and what you'll need on election day.

    Also, how do the major parties compare when it comes their policies on health?

    Plus, some of the Hack team are in Shepparton for triple j's takeover of the regional Victorian town. They've been chatting to Afghan refugees who've been starting a new life working in the region's fruit industry.

    And in the wake of a deadly, racially-motivated shooting in the US, it's been revealed an Australian anti-extremism taskforce set up after the Christchurch massacre has been quietly shut down.

    Guests
    Gabrielle Chan, The Guardian
    Dr Josh Roose, Deakin University

    • 30 min
    Hack’s interview with Labor leader Anthony Albanese

    Hack’s interview with Labor leader Anthony Albanese

    With just one week until voting, Anthony Albanese joins Hack for a chat about the policies Labor are pushing this election.

    Plus, the Coalition have announced a new housing policy that would let first home buyers pull up to $50k from their super for a house deposit.

    But is it a good idea, particularly for young people? And will it make a dent in the housing affordability crisis?

    We'll take a look at how all the housing policy plans compare.

    And an old friend is back behind the mic: former host Tom Tilley. He's here to chat about his new book - a pretty revealing look at his Pentecostal upbringing, and how he broke free from it.

    Guests
    Jane Hume, Superannuation Minister
    Anthony Albanese, Labor leader
    Tom Tilley, journalist

    • 30 min

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