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True Believers podcast is the official podcast of NSW Labor. Featuring interviews with prominent labor personalities and political figures.

True Believers Podcast NSW Labor

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True Believers podcast is the official podcast of NSW Labor. Featuring interviews with prominent labor personalities and political figures.

    Episode 10 - 2019 Light On The Hill Address by Jim Chalmers

    Episode 10 - 2019 Light On The Hill Address by Jim Chalmers

    For more than thirty years, the Bathurst Branch of the Labor Party has been holding an annual dinner in honour of Labor Prime Minister Ben Chifley called the Light On The Hill Address. This dinner has previously seen guest speakers like Paul Keating, Wayne Swan, Gough Whitlam, Julia Gillard, and Anthony Albanese. The 2019 guest speaker was Jim Chalmers. Jim entered Parliament as the member for Rankine in 2013 and is the current Shadow Treasurer of Australia.

    • 32 min
    Episode 9 - Interview with Harriet Harman

    Episode 9 - Interview with Harriet Harman

    As part of the International Labor Conference, we have an amazing interview with Harriet Harman, elected as Labour MP for Peckham in the United Kingdom in 1982, and is UK politics’ most prominent champion for women’s rights, introducing the National Childcare Strategy and the Equality Act, changing the law on domestic violence and increasing female representation.

    • 52 min
    Episode 8 - Graham Richardson's Life Members Address

    Episode 8 - Graham Richardson's Life Members Address

    One of the highlights of the 2017 NSW Labor Annual Conference was the Life Members Address by Graham Richardson. A veteran of the Party machine, the Senate, and the Cabinet, Graham used this address to pay homage to the personalities and events that shaped his half-century of involvement.

    • 22 min
    Episode 7 - Whitlam Speechwriter Graham Freudenberg

    Episode 7 - Whitlam Speechwriter Graham Freudenberg

    Former Speechwriter for many leaders, Graham talks about how he got his start and how politics has changed over the half century he has been writing speeches for State and Federal leaders.

    • 54 min
    Episode 6 - Former Premier Bob Carr

    Episode 6 - Former Premier Bob Carr

    Bob Carr was reluctant to serve as Opposition Leader when approached in 1988. And yet he went on to be NSW's longest-serving Premier, before achieving his childhood dream of becoming a Labor Foreign Minister in the Gillard Government.

    Former Premier Bob Carr sits down with Assistant Secretary Pat Garcia to talk about his life in politics.

    • 42 min
    Episode 5 - Interview with former Minister Susan Ryan AO

    Episode 5 - Interview with former Minister Susan Ryan AO

    Susan Ryan AO was the first female Senator from the ACT, the first female minister in a Labor Government, and the first Age Discrimination Commissioner.

    Serving in portfolios including Education, the Status of Women, and Special Minister of State, Susan was a key advocate in the Hawke Cabinet for major bills that furthered gender equality. Most notably, the Sex Discrimination Act (1984) and the later Affirmative Action Act (1986) grew out of a private members' bill drafted by Senator Ryan.

    Later, Susan was appointed by the Rudd Government as the first Age Discrimination Commissioner, where she fought for workplace rights for ageing workers. Under Tony Abbott's Liberal Government, she served concurrently as Disability Discrimination Commissioner as well.

    This interview covers the life of a great champion for human rights.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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DST107 ,

Great stuff

I never leave my house without switching on the true believers pod cast!

Keenanbass ,

A window into ALP history and contempory policy debate

Very well produced and extremely interesting content. A perfect mix of entertainment and education!
I couldn't recommend this podcast more.
I'm excited for more episodes to come!

davedobby ,

If you love/hate politics this is for you

Good for catching up on juicy labor goss. Also good if you want to burn a bit of anger oil yelling at your iphone

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