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

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    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings

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

    Sexual harassment at Parliament House

    Sexual harassment at Parliament House

    For seven months the sex discrimination commissioner and her team have been investigating the culture in Parliament House.

    The review has found one in three staffers have experienced some kind of sexual harassment.

    Days after declaring our borders open, a new COVID-19 variant has thrown them shut again. And international students, skilled migrants and humanitarian visa holders, won’t be allowed in for at least another fortnight.

    Meet the brother-sister duo making sex toys for people with disabilities.

    Live guests:
    Simon Birmingham, Finance Minister
    Vicki Thomson , head of the Group of Eight
    Mohammed Samrah, disability sex advocate

    • 30 min
    OMG Omicron

    OMG Omicron

    Just weeks after we opened our borders to the world - COVID-19 is back with a new variant.

    But we don't know how dangerous it is, how much protection our vaccines are going to give us and what’s going to happen to all our travel plans and holiday reunions.

    Meet the 23-year-old who got a vasectomy because he was worried about climate change.

    Plus, the government wants to introduce new laws that will force social media companies to unmask online trolls, and make them responsible for the abuse people face online.

    Live guests:
    Dr Larisa Labzin, immunity and molecular bioscience expert from the University of Queensland
    Josh Bornstein, lawyer and director at the Australia Institute

    • 30 min
    The Shakeup: The PM’s texts, voter ID and launching relationships on social media

    The Shakeup: The PM’s texts, voter ID and launching relationships on social media

    It's the Shake Up and we're talking…

    Opposition leader Anthony Albanese accusing the PM of lying about his 2019 trip to Hawaii, proposed voter ID laws excluding young Aussies and First Nations people, and announcing relationships on social media.

    Join Hack's Avani Dias with former Bachelor contestant and host of the politics podcast 'In the House and In the Senate' Alisha Aitken-Radburn, and influencer Christian Wilkins.

    • 30 min
    A bill against “cancel culture”

    A bill against “cancel culture”

    Three years after it was announced, the PM has finally introduced a controversial religious discrimination bill in parliament.

    He believes people of faith need more protection under the law, but there are concerns that LGBTQI+ students and teachers could be worse off.

    Plus, Yorta Yorta-Gunditjmara singer Isaiah Firebrace has presented his petition for Aboriginal history to be taught in Australian schools at Parliament House.

    Live guests:
    Keysar Trad, Australian Federation of Islamic Councils
    Jo Inkpin, Minister of Pitt St Uniting Church Sydney, Anglican priest and trans woman
    Steff Fenton, queer Christian and co-pastor at New City Church
    Isaiah Firebrace, musician

    • 30 min
    Uber for weed

    Uber for weed

    Food delivery services are making moves to cash in on Canada’s multi-billion dollar recreational weed industry.

    Meanwhile… meet the young Aussie who says he got fired from his job after his bosses discovered he used medicinal cannabis

    Australia’s listed white supremacist group The Base as a terrorist organisation, making it a criminal offence to be a member.

    Plus, new research shows that young women and migrants were worst affected by job losses during the pandemic.

    Live guests:
    Dr Teresa Nicoletti, lawyer and qualified scientist
    Dr Joshua Roose, extremism researcher at Deakin Uni
    Julie Reilly OAM, CEO of Australians Investing in Women

    • 30 min
    Chaos in Canberra

    Chaos in Canberra

    It’s the last sitting week of parliament for the year, and things are a bit chaotic with fights over the Religious Discrimination Bill, mandatory vaccinations and a federal anti-corruption commission.

    Meanwhile the government also put forward a controversial bill to make it compulsory for people to show IDs when casting a vote. But the requirement risks excluding young Aussies and First Nations people.

    There are concerns for one of China’s most popular tennis players, Peng Shuai, after she levelled allegations of sexual assault against a top government official on social-media.

    Plus, NASA will launch a mission to deliberately slam into an asteroid, in a bid to test the solar system’s gravitational forces.

    Live guests:
    Sophie Johnston, National Youth Commissioner
    Fergus Ryan, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
    Dr Brad Tucker, astrophysicist

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

riley coler ,

super fun

the presenters of hack make this show so engaging, and australians are hilarious when they call in. i look forward to the friday episodes every week.

JohnKuczmarski ,

Fave Podcast of All Time!

I need to stay connected to the Aussie wisdom, the lucid Aussie perspective of the world, Avani’s hawt voice (😍!), and the Aussie lingo, accent, and culture. Being outside of Australia is challenging, but while overseas this podcast is unfashionably invaluable! Five 🌟 stars out of five. No, 10 stars out of five! This is even better than the superb Paul Barclay’s Big Ideas (which died and got too dumbed down, political, and not spicy enough) and the excellent Dr. Karl. Hack triple j is my fave podcast that I’ve ever heard in my life (other than my own podcast!). Thanks mates for keeping good people not only entertained, but very very informed from a pristine, quality source! Thanks! I’m a fan! Sincerely, John Kooz

gawings ,

Aussie news + some global current events

The hack is definitely a slice of home since I’ve been living abroad. Even just hearing your voices helps with the occasional homesickness!!! Thank you for keeping us up to date with what’s going on down under! :)

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