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Old Boys Club

Old Boys Club

By Justine and Matilda
Welcome to the podcast that helps you *actually* understand Australian politics. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
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Question Time with Kate Ellis
Hi!! Today's bonus episode is an interview with Kate Ellis, who previously held the record as the youngest minister *ever* after she was appointed to federal cabinet at age 30 in 2007, during the Rudd Labor government. Kate is the author of Sex, Lies and Question Time, a book that dives into the toxic blokey culture in Canberra – through the eyes of the women that work there. We'll be back with our regular episode next Monday! In the meantime, head to our Instagram @oldboysclubpod for regular explainers and to stay in touch with us. Our Facebook community meets at Old Boys Club Podcast Community, and you can always email us at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. We also acknowledge the Country that you, the listener, are joining us from, and pay our respects to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People who are listening today. Theme music by the brilliant Alexis Weaver. Produced, mixed, and edited by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
45:45
June 20, 2021
The Only Toddler in Prison
Welcome to our 10th EPISODE!!!! Today: MEDICARE. ROBODEBT. BILOELA FAMILY. Three stories you've probably heard a lot about over the last few years, and that all  came to a head this last week 😰 Why is Labor saying our beloved Medicare is under attack? What is Robodebt? And how did the govt end up agreeing to a $1.8 BILLION settlement with the victims of the scheme? And finally, why was the Biloela family's youngest daughter medically evacuated from detention with sepsis and untreated pneumonia? What has  been the family's legal battle so far and is there any chance they will be resettled in Australia? We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. We also acknowledge the Country that you, the listener, are joining us from, and pay our respects to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People who are listening today. Instagram: @oldboysclubpod Facebook: Old Boys Club Podcast Community Twitter: @oldboysclubpod Email: oldboysclubpod@gmail.com Theme music by the talented Alexis Weaver. Produced, mixed, and edited by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
46:00
June 13, 2021
Porter v the ABC
Hi friends!! On this week's ep: drama from the Victorians and some (deliberately?) meh COVID support from the fed govt; and the unions unionize against... Harvey Norman? And the company Twitter has a meltdown? Then deletes itself? Seriously, this story's wild. Also: why did the attorney general try to sue the ABC, then very quickly decide NOT to sue the ABC? Thanks to Lucy for our voice question this week! It's a great one: why does the Australian federal government have three-year terms? Is there a better way? If you have a question, DM it to us on Instagram as a voice memo. We're @oldboysclubpod. And as always, if you put a photo of yourself listening to Old Boys Club on your Insta story, we'll shout you out at the end of the ep :) Please sign up for our newsletter! Find how on Instagram @oldboysclubpod, Twitter @oldboysclubpod, and join our Old Boys Club Podcast Community on Facebook. Send us an email at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. And we also acknowledge the Country that you, the listener, are joining us from, and pay our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are listening today.  Our theme music is by the brilliant Alexis Weaver. Old Boys Club is produced, edited, and mixed by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe, and hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley. Stay safe xx
56:02
June 6, 2021
Question Time with Saxon Mullins
Hello Friends and welcome to a brand new series called 'Question Time'. Every month(ish) we are going to be sitting down and chatting with an amazing person involved somehow in the world of politics. It's just like real Question Time but the questions actually get answered 🙃 T.W. This week's episode discusses themes of sexual assault and rape. Lifeline is on 13 11 14, and for 1800Respect call 1800 737 732. This episode, we are beyond honoured to speak with the incredible Saxon Mullins. Saxon became a household name after bravely telling her sexual assault story, and the story of the subsequent legal battle, on Four Corners. Over the past four years, Saxon has fought to change NSW's consent laws. And just last week, the NSW attorney general announced that the govt would be amending the laws to adopt an affirmative consent model – meaning defendants in sexual assault trials will have to show they had taken steps to obtain the victim's consent. We talk to Saxon about all the work that goes into influencing politics and changing the law as a member of the public, and how to find the strength to keep pursuing a cause despite unbelievable adversity. We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. And we also acknowledge the Country that you are joining us from, and pay our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People who are listening today. Our theme music is by the delightful Alexis Weaver. This episode was produced by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe, with mixing and editing on this episode by Anthony Furci. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
45:47
June 3, 2021
LOCKDOWN: 2 govts 2 furious
Hello friends and welcome to our very first Monday episode! And boy is it a ~juicy~ one. On today's show: Eight teens and a nun won a massive court case proving the federal govt has a duty to protect young people against climate change. NSW Labor unceremoniously dumped the leader of the opposition, Jodi McKay. And for our big topic, we bring you 'The Blame Game'™ – where we investigate who's actually at fault for the latest COVID outbreak and lockdown in Victoria. Is it the slow vaccine rollout? The fact we are still using hotel quarantine? Contact tracers? God!?!? Thanks so much for listening! If you have a hot sec, we would LOVE for you to take a screenshot of you listening to Old Boys Club, post it to insta stories and tag us @oldboysclubpod. We'll shout you out on the next ep :) If you want to join our online community, you can find us @oldboysclubpod on Instagram and @oldboysclubpod on Twitter. You can also join our Facebook group, Old Boys Club Podcast Community. Send us an email at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com and STARTING THIS WEEK dm us a voice memo on insta for the chance to have your question answered on next week's episode. We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. And we also acknowledge the Country that you, the listener, are joining us from, and pay our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are listening today. Our theme music is by the incredible Alexis Weaver. Old Boys Club is produced by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe, with mixing and editing by Alex Tighe. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley. Stay safe xx
52:09
May 31, 2021
We're Moving to Mondays!
Hello friends!!!! We have some news – we're releasing new episodes on Mondays!  Head over to our Instagram @oldboysclubpod for politics explainers throughout the week... and stay tuned here for some very special bonus content! Thanks! See you all on Monday!  Matilda & Justine x
04:11
May 28, 2021
(A sneaky refugee law)
Welcome! On today's show: how far has Australia got with flying back vulnerable citizens from India's COVID outbreak? And what's this about delays in vaccinating those living in disability support care? And then: while we were alllllllll distracted by the budget last week, the federal government (and the opposition party, tbh) took the chance to pass some pretty hardcore laws over refugees. We explain the new laws, and how and why they were rushed through. Thanks so much for listening!! If you have a sec, please take a screenshot of your podcast player and post it to your Insta stories. And tag us! We're @oldboysclubpod on Instagram, and @oldboysclubpod on Twitter. Join the great discussion in our Facebook group, Old Boys Club Podcast Community (and a genuine thanks to those already in the group for being engaged and keeping it civil). If you want to email us, we're at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. And we also acknowledge the Country that you, the listener, are joining us from, and pay our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are listening today. The beyond wonderful Alexis Weaver wrote the theme music for our show. Old Boys Club is produced by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe, with mixing and editing by Alex Tighe. Hosted by Matilda Boseley and Justine Landis-Hanley.
43:16
May 21, 2021
Budget Lock Ups and Break Downs
THE BUDGET HAPPENED! This week on the show: we break down all the federal government's money moves around aged care, childcare, domestic violence, universities, and the environment. Plus, we're joined by our VERY FIRST GUEST, Sarah Collard, the political correspondent for NITV. Sarah was actually in the budget lock-up, and tells us about what was in the budget for First Nations Australians. Join the action on our Instagram, and for a shout-out on next week's ep, take a screenshot of your podcast player right now (!!) and post it to your Insta stories, and tag us @oldboysclubpod. We're on Twitter @oldboysclubpod, and you can join our Facebook community to be part of the chat between episodes. Come tell us what you thought of the budget. If you want to email us, we're at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. And we also acknowledge the Country that you, the listener, are joining us from, and pay our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are listening today. The theme music for our show is by the magnificent Alexis Weaver. Old Boys Club is produced by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe, with mixing and editing by Alex Tighe. Hosted by Matilda Boseley and Justine Landis-Hanley.
45:04
May 14, 2021
budget time, ba-by!
Happy Friday!! It's a special budget prep ep – but not before we discuss why China left the group chat and formally cut diplomatic contact with Australia this week. Plus, we talk about how literally EVERYONE is mad at the government for making it illegal for Australian citizens to come back from India. Then we deep dive into all things federal budget ahead of next week's announcement. We explain what the budget is, why the government literally locks people up to stop any secrets getting out, and give you a heads up of what to expect from this year's federal budget. Welcome and thank you to all our new listeners! We're also on Instagram. If you want a shout-out on the show, please take a screenshot of your podcast player and upload it to your Instagram story, and tag us @oldboysclubpod. We're on Twitter @oldboysclubpod, and now also TikTok (!!) @oldboysclubpod. Join our Facebook community to be part of the discussion between episodes. If you want to email us, we're at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Boonwurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. This land was stolen and never ceded. And we also acknowledge the Country that you, the listener, are joining us from, and pay our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are listening today. The theme music for our show is by the magnificent Alexis Weaver. Old Boys Club is produced by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe, with mixing and editing by Alex Tighe. Hosted by Matilda Boseley and Justine Landis-Hanley.
51:41
May 7, 2021
Scomo vs "tHe EViL oNe"
Happy Friday friends! (And welcome to all our new listeners! We are so so happy to have you here - please hit follow!!) On this week's episode: Australia has halted flights from India – what does this mean, and what does race have to do with it? And why has federal MP Craig Kelly been kicked off Facebook? Then, we deep dive into Prime Minister Scott Morrison's appearance at a Christian churches conference last week, where he said he's doing God's work. Why has this made some Aussies uncomfortable and do we have a real separation of church and state?  PLUS we have a new segment! We tell you what's coming up in the week ahead in #auspol: the federal budget, a meeting between Brittany Higgins and the PM, AND the Tasmanian state election. We would LOVE for you to join our community online. You can follow us on Instagram (@oldboysclubpod), Twitter (@oldboysclubpod), and Facebook (Old Boys Club Podcast Community). You can also send us an email at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. This episode was produced by Alex Tighe and Anthony Furci, mixed + edited by Alex Tighe. Theme music by the amazing Alexis Weaver. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
46:55
April 30, 2021
My Milkshakes!!!
Are the boys in the yard, or is that an abysmal govt sexual consent education video? This week's extra-special mini* episode of Old Boys Club goes deep into the origins of THAT Milkshake Video, and why it's way worse than you think. Thanks for listening!! The government has taken the video off its website, but you can still watch it in our Facebook group, where you can also share memes, give feedback, and ask all your #auspol questions. Hate Facebook? We're also on Instagram and Twitter, or you can email us oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. This episode was produced by Anthony Furci and Alex Tighe, mixed + edited by Alex Tighe. Theme music by Alexis Weaver. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley. *Matilda is in Sydney! So we recorded this episode before she left.
23:53
April 24, 2021
Hol-gate: Who Watches the Watches?
Happy Friday!! This week on Old Boys Club: how Australia's vaccine rollout is going (spoiler: not well), why a group of dancers were filmed twerking in front of the navy, and we mark the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Then, we go DEEP into the Christine Holgate/Australia Post saga.  Thank you SO much for listening to this ep. We have some exciting news! Our community is growing! We've got a Facebook group where we share political memes, get show feedback, and give you a space to ask us all your #auspol questions. Facebook not your thing? Follow us on Instagram @oldboysclubpod, on Twitter @oldboysclubpod, or send us an email oldboysclubpod@gmail.com. This episode was produced by Alex Tighe and Anthony Furci, mixed + edited by Alex Tighe. The clip of Apryl Day is from ABC's News Breakfast. Theme music by Alexis Weaver. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
43:40
April 16, 2021
Five Stages of Vaccine Grief
Happy Friday friends! On today's show: why the NSW govt kicked Malcolm Turnbull off its climate change advisory board (ooft), what the Respect@Work Report is and why the govt is suddenly interested in it, and a conference to discuss women’s safety. Then, wtf is going on with Australia's vaccine rollout!?!? Thanks SO much for listening to this ep. We'd love for you to join the conversation on Instagram - check us out @oldboysclubpod. On Twitter we're @oldboysclubpod. You can also send us an email at oldboysclubpod@gmail.com.  This episode was produced by Alex Tighe and Anthony Furci, mixed + edited by Alex Tighe, with music by Alexis Weaver. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
40:10
April 9, 2021
Trailer
Welcome to Old Boys Club, the podcast that helps you *actually* understand Australian politics. Hosted by Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley.
01:21
April 6, 2021