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Michael began his radio career at 2GB in 2006 as the call-vetter for the Summer Mid-Dawn show.

In 2007, 2GB asked him to join the team permanently and he accepted the role of Executive Producer of all Evening and Night programming, working alongside the likes of Murray Wilton, Philip Clarke and Brian Wilshire for just over 4 years.

His on-air career commenced full-time in 2011, when he was invited to host the Australia Overnight programme; a job which he's loved doing ever since.

Overnight with Michael McLaren Radio 2GB

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Michael began his radio career at 2GB in 2006 as the call-vetter for the Summer Mid-Dawn show.

In 2007, 2GB asked him to join the team permanently and he accepted the role of Executive Producer of all Evening and Night programming, working alongside the likes of Murray Wilton, Philip Clarke and Brian Wilshire for just over 4 years.

His on-air career commenced full-time in 2011, when he was invited to host the Australia Overnight programme; a job which he's loved doing ever since.

    Getting kids to seek help about their mental health

    Getting kids to seek help about their mental health

    Bill Woods speaks with Lee Knight, Board Director and Chair of the Clinical Governance and Operations Committee for the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, about new research that uncovers the importance of empowering young Australians impacted by mental illness with the tools and support they need to connect with others. 

    The new white paper commissioned by Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation reveals young people affected by mental health concerns are more likely to open up to their families about their mental health after attending peer-connected programs. 

    The white paper also reveals an increase in mental health knowledge after attending the programs and camps and that a shared group identity is particularly helpful for young people overcoming the stigma to seeking help. 
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    Overnights Full Show 3rd October

    Overnights Full Show 3rd October

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    Removing supply constraints to make housing more affordable

    Removing supply constraints to make housing more affordable

    Bill Woods is joined by Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders, who welcomes the recommendation by the Productivity Commission into the need for an independent review of the construction industry to identify reforms to boost productivity and improve affordability.

    “We know that Australia needs to build at least 200,000 new homes every year to meet demand with it only met once this decade. Alarmingly, Master Builders’ forecasts that the next 3 years will fall significantly short of that 200,000 per annum figure with the forecasts indicating that it will not be reached until 2026”, said Mrs Wawn.

    The Productivity Commission found that the $3 billion spent by governments on first home buyer grants works against improving affordability but also found that the main barrier to prevent the purchase of a home is saving for a deposit given that the average deposit required has more than doubled over 20 years.
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    • 10 min
    National Days for October 3

    National Days for October 3

    Bill Woods chats with Dale Sinden for the story behind today’s National Days for October 3rd.
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    • 27 min
    School holidays & the dreaded balancing act

    School holidays & the dreaded balancing act

    Yes, it’s school holidays again.

    Sarah Blake, Conflict Strategist & Mediator, joins Bills Woods to discuss the school holidays and the dreaded balancing act as parents struggle to balance work and keep our children entertained. 

    School holidays and conflict with the kids go hand in hand but think back to when you were a kid. 

    Did your parents let you have friends over to camp in the loungeroom for an all-night movie matinee complete with popcorn and snacks?  

    We’d laugh and giggle all night long but as quietly as possible, so our parents didn’t notice we were still up at 4am and shut the fun down. 

    Sometimes it’s the simple things that make all the difference.
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    • 7 min
    Overnights Full Show 30th September

    Overnights Full Show 30th September

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    • 2 hrs 40 min

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