The following is a speech delivered outside the office of federal Senator for NSW Concetta Fierravanti-Wells at the Wollongong climate rally on 29 November 2019.
G'day voters, and welcome to the show notes for the fifteenth episode of 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation. Today, our plus guests are Toby Thompson from Extinction Rebellion Wollongong and Ben Gava from the Illawarra Climate Justice Alliance. This episode was recorded near the end of 2019 but the release was delayed by an unforeseen climate emergency.
The police crackdown on peaceful protesters at the rally outside the IMARC conference in Melbourne last week was completely disproportionate to the disruption they caused, with the overwhelming majority of the violence being instigated by the police. This was a very different episode because we felt the need to get stuck in on what is happening to democracy and civil rights in this country.
This week we saw Angus Taylor embroiled in yet another corruption scandal, and yet the government is as committed to ignoring it as the media appears to be. There's no chance Taylor will be made to face consequences for his actions, and this is why it is so important to support independent candidates seeking to unseat these foetid slugs in Canberra.
Welfare and social security in Australia have been driven into the ground by successive Liberal and Labor governments. This bipartisan approach to punishing Australians for losing a job has created a system of entrenched poverty and desperate people are now at their wits end.
G'day voters, and welcome to the show notes for the eleventh episode of 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation. Today, our plus guests are Iranian immigrant and housemate to the stars, Farshid Akhtarpour; and international security analyst Chris Mason-Cole. This episode was recorded over Skype, apologies for the dodgy audio where it occurs, and a big fuck you to Malcolm Turnbull for ruining the NBN.
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. We are on track to exceed two degrees of global warming, and given the reticence of global governments to address climate change, it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. If it gets better.
Today, our plus guest is Lindsay Williams, a Gumbaynggirr and Wiradjuri man from Nambucca Heads. This was an episode where we decided against setting an agenda, because the fact is, as three white guys we can't speak for First Nations people, but we desperately need to learn more as the ignorance of Indigenous culture in this country is crippling.
Today, our plus guest is Joshua Dean, artist, carer, and seeker of knowledge. So join us as we celebrate the death of a billionaire, worry about the end of life as we know it, and the horrific state of politics in the modern age. Marxism never looked so good.
Sex workers face some of the highest levels of abuse of any profession, and more often than not when they are murdered they are blamed for what was done to them. They are reduced to what they do, instead of who they are. It's the world's oldest profession, and yet people still won't accept that sex work is work.