Join Amanda Stoker, LNP Senator for Queensland (barrister, amateur potter and sometimes cranky mother) as she explores some of the big policy issues of our time with friends, colleagues and experts. Cut through the bull, get to the point and have a laugh as you go beyond the 3-second soundbytes and find out what's really going on in the issues of the day.
Senator Stoker spoke with Captain Hugo Toovey, a serving Army Officer, about his battles with cancer which started when he was just 21. Hugo's story provides many lessons for young people, particularly young men, about the importance of actively monitoring their health.
I took a moment recently to sit down with Janet Wishart, the LNP Candidate for Mansfield, to discuss some of the issues around child protection and her background with community work and social issues.
Senator Amanda Stoker talks with Toby Young, founder of The Free Speech Union, a non-partisan, mass-membership public interest body that stands up for the speech rights of its members.
Find out more here: https://freespeechunion.org/
Harry Miller is an ex-policeman and docker whose world was turned upside down when the police showed up at his door to “check his thinking”. I know COVID-19 is front of mind right now, but if you’d like a break and want to discuss something different for a little while, tune in to this episode of Just Quietly.
Today the parliament passed legislation to help keep people in work with the Job Keeper Payment. Listen to this episode of Just Quietly to find out what it means both for you and for the way we approach industrial relations in this country.
In this episode I chat about timeless tales from political giants with Senator James Paterson and Senator Claire Chandler. We discuss Lazarus Rising by former Prime Minister John Howard and Confessions of a Failed Finance Minister by the late Peter Walsh.
Welcome to the first episode of “Just Quietly”, a podcast in which I tackle some of the most interesting policy challenges we face with friends, colleagues and experts – in what I hope you’ll find a light, easy way! In episode 1 I chat with Senator Matt O’Sullivan from WA, whose expertise pre-parliament was in indigenous employment. We tackle the challenge of reducing the 52% indigenous unemployment rate. It’s timely, as today the PM delivered the Closing the Gap statement to the parliament. Let me know what you think, and any topics you’d like to see on the podcast.