Enrol To Vote by 8pm on Monday 23 May

The 2016 Federal Election has been called, which means you only have until 8pm on Monday 23 May to enrol or update your enrolment details.

Sydney for Sanders – Backchat goes international

On Tuesday, millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote in the all-important New York presidential primary. Campaigning isn’t just happening in the States though – Backchat talks to Bernie’s Sydney campaigners.

NSW Government Anti-Protest Laws

Backchat reporter Hannah Ryan investigated the Baird government’s new anti-protest law, which greatly increases penalties for engaging in environmental protests.

Are we headed back to the polls? Oz Faruqi thinks so

“It’s been an important tradition in Western liberal democracies that you can’t be forced to give evidence. Under the ABCC legislation, it’s […]

MetaPoll’s Oz Faruqi talks Voting Reform and Senate Shenanigans

Former political hack and MetaPoll co-founder Osman Faruqi joined Backchat to outline the Government’s new Senate voting reforms, which were passed with […]

Michael Koziol explains why Fairfax went on strike

“We’re on strike protesting Fairfax’s proposed job cuts – at the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and the Financial Review…To be whacked […]

Will we see pill testing at festivals this year?

Will Tregoning from UnHarm talks to Backchat about his plan to introduce pill testing at Australian festivals and the response from the NSW government.

INTERVIEW: Garry Wotherspoon on Mardi Gras and the history of gay Sydney

One of the original 78ers who marched in the very first Mardi Gras, Garry has just published a book called Gay Sydney: A History. He talks to Backchat on the morning of the parade

No Pride In Detention

A new float in the Mardi Gras is drawing attention to LGBTI refugees. Max Chalmers goes to meet them as they prepare for the parade.

Backchat Program Special: Young Women and Domestic Violence

Research suggests that women aged 18 to 24 are twice as likely to be experiencing domestic violence as their older peers.