25 episodes

The Lucky Country is an insider's outside view of Australia's most important political and economic debates. Hosted by The Australia Institute's Chief Economist Richard Denniss, The Lucky Country is a weekly podcast from Schwartz Media which applies common sense to complex issues.

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The Lucky Country is an insider's outside view of Australia's most important political and economic debates. Hosted by The Australia Institute's Chief Economist Richard Denniss, The Lucky Country is a weekly podcast from Schwartz Media which applies common sense to complex issues.

    7am: Sacking Scott Morrison

    7am: Sacking Scott Morrison

    Schwartz Media's new daily podcast 7am launched a few weeks ago. Search for 7am in your favourite podcast app to subscribe and keep listening. Sacking Scott Morrison Before entering parliament, Scott Morrison ran Tourism Australia. He was sacked by the minister, but the details of what happened have never been made public. Karen Middleton on the clearest picture yet of his time in the office. Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton.  For more information on today's episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au

    • 14 min
    Launching 7am: Episode 1

    Launching 7am: Episode 1

    Schwartz Media's new daily podcast 7am launches today. Search for 7am in your favourite podcast app to subscribe and keep listening. Surprise: the status quo election Scott Morrison's surprise win last weekend was the status quo election no one saw coming. The vote was actually a repeat of 2010, and the country has been stuck on that divide ever since. George Megalogenis on how Australia was fractured and what to do next. Guest: Author and journalist George Megalogenis. For more information on today's episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.

    • 14 min
    Richard Dennis Introduces 7am, Our Daily News Podcast

    Richard Dennis Introduces 7am, Our Daily News Podcast

    Richard Dennis, host of The Lucky Country, introduces Schwartz Media's new podcast, 7am. Hosted by Elizabeth Kulas, 7am is a daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear the country's best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.
     
    Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to hear the first episode on Monday, May 27.

    • 2 min
    Episode 21: Winner And Losers, The Final Say.

    Episode 21: Winner And Losers, The Final Say.

    For the final episode of season two of The Lucky Country, chief economist at The Australia Institute Richard Denniss and Canberra-based lobbyist Chris Fry chew the economic fat of the complex relationship between Australian citizens, their elected representatives and the policies that determine the winners and losers.   News audio is courtesy of the ABC. Email us at: theluckycountry@schwartzmedia.com.au

    • 23 min
    Episode 20: Chris Kenny, Ebony Bennett And Violence Against Women

    Episode 20: Chris Kenny, Ebony Bennett And Violence Against Women

    The public messaging regarding recent occurrences of the rape and murder of women has predominantly been that women need to try harder to stay safe in public. Is this the right message? This week, Richard Denniss talks to journalist Chris Kenny about the way violence against women is reported in the media, and Ebony Bennett, deputy director at The Australia Institute, discusses research into why women are angry about the tone that has been taken with this issue.   News audio is courtesy of the ABC. Email us at: theluckycountry@schwartzmedia.com.au

    • 30 min
    Episode 19: Bob Brown, More Liberal Than The Liberals?

    Episode 19: Bob Brown, More Liberal Than The Liberals?

    Why do corporate investments and political interests so often take priority over the long-term viability of our common resources? Should more Australians be encouraged to vote to secure the nation's future, or is it okay to prioritise this generation's wants over the next generation's needs? This week, former Greens leader Bob Brown joins Richard Denniss to discuss why the greater long-term good should have precedence over short-term interests that only serve the few.   News audio is courtesy of the ABC. Email us at: theluckycountry@schwartzmedia.com.au

    • 33 min

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