November 5th 2015
Backchat | Podcast
Your alternative to talkback.
Informed and approachable politics and current affairs. We do interviews, discussion, news, lols and longform features with a different guest host each week.
First broadcast live Saturdays at 11am on FBi Radio. Find playlists and feature content here.
Civil disobedience and energy policy
Sexual assault on campus, Women's refuges and WA election day!
It’s election day in Western Australia! We chatted to Ben Raue, the founder of The Tally Room and one of Australia’s best electoral analysts. Will Pauline Hanson strengthen her grip on Australian politics? We continued our coverage of sexual assault on campus, talking to advocacy group ‘End Rape On Campus’. We also explored the impact of putting women’s refuges funding under the general homelessness program.
NSW Police and the queer community, Pauline Hanson, and Centrelink scandals
25/02/17 - Penalty rate cuts, NDIS and Mardi Gras
18/02/17 - Grandmothers Against Removal, the plight of the Rohingya and "Clean Coal"
11/02/17 - An Aussie republic, women in science and male-only scholarships
This week we discussed an Australian republic with Peter FitzSimons, travelled to Antarctica for Women and Girls in Science Day and chatted to USyd's Women's Collective about a males-only scholarship. Plus, what's up with Cory Bernardi?
04/02/17 - Malcolm Trumbull, festival assault and Centrelink for de facto relationships
January 26 Special
This week we're exploring the debate around Australia’s national day and diving into some of the history of the protests against Australia Day, from the 1988 Freedom March to today. Tune in at 11 on Saturday morning. If you have questions or an experience you want to share, hit us up on firstname.lastname@example.org. With your hosts Ariel Bogle and Osman Faruqi.
21/01/17 - Mike Baird Resigns, Women's March and Centrelink Debt Debacle
Keep Sydney Open Campaign Manager Tyson Koh joins Backchat to discuss what this means for the anti-lock out movement now #casinomike isn't in the main seat. Sydney Morning Herald State Political Editor Sean Nicholls tells us what the NSW government will look like sans Baird and what this means for the issues you care about. Trump's gearing up for his inauguration and people on both sides are mobilising across the globe. Backchat speaks to organisers of the Women's March Sydney and an American women participating in the movement in DC.
Did you receive a debt recovery notice from Centrelink? Some have been forced to recover years of payslips from several employers to prove their debt is false. Backchat investigates the legality this process, who has the burden of proof?
With hosts Ariel Bogle and Osman Faruqi.
17/12/16 - Sex, Drugs, and Adani
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