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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 73: High Court Next Step For Ridd

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 73: High Court Next Step For Ridd

July 30, 2020

Intellectual inquiry at Universities is under threat after the Federal Court overturned Peter Ridd’s initial victory in the Federal Circuit Court. What influenced the court’s decision and what does it mean? (0:00-26:24)

 

Welcome reform of Australia’s model defamation laws has been accepted by all states. How has defamation law been blocking free speech and what change will reform bring for media giants? (26:24-39:21)

 

As the joy of working from home begins to wear off, what will be the long-term implications of remote work on office policy, culture and economics? (39:21-55:43)

 

Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Gideon Rozner to discuss these questions and share their culture picks. This week’s picks include the classic TV series’ Kath and Kim, Anne Applebaum’s Twilight of Democracy and Rick Wilson’s Running Against the Devil. (55:43-1:20:50)

 

Show Notes

 

Defamation law reform a ‘generational change’; Michael Pelly https://www.afr.com/politics/defamation-law-reform-a-generational-change-20200727-p55fxe

 

Google staff to stay working from home until at least July 2021; Rob Copeland and Peter Grant https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/google-staff-to-stay-working-from-home-until-at-least-july-2021/news-story/5e3c34c00b48649429caafdc59ce6a10

 

Working from home? You’ve just had a pay rise; Adam Creighton https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/coronavirus-recession-is-going-to-hit-poor-hardest/news-story/aa77f370a0f39282e8341d6a8209512b

 

Companies start to think remote work isn’t so great after all; Chip Cutter https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/the-wall-street-journal/companies-start-to-think-remote-work-isnt-so-great-after-all/news-story/2b73e90e38d39fe5479477d187520cd5

 

Mobility reform key to offset youth jobs pain: Treasury; John Kehoe https://www.afr.com/policy/economy/mobility-reform-key-to-offset-youth-jobs-pain-treasury-20200728-p55g3c

 

Culture Picks

 

Kath and Kim (TV Series)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272397/

 

Twilight of Democracy; Anne Applebaum https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/621076/twilight-of-democracy-by-anne-applebaum/

 

Running Against the Devil; Rick Wilson https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623822/running-against-the-devil-by-rick-wilson/

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 72 “Parliament Must Do Its Job”

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 72 “Parliament Must Do Its Job”

July 22, 2020

After months of contradictory communication about the efficacy of face masks, they’re now increasingly mandatory: in what ways do they work and should we be required to wear them? (1:43-17:00)

 

Federal Parliament has been punted once again after the PM cancelled the next two sitting weeks. With every other Australian business expected to adapt and function as COVIDSafe, why can’t Parliament? (17:00-27:48)

 

Legislative reform is on the cards for Australia’s unwieldy environmental regulations:  will green tape finally be cut to unleash economic recovery? (27:48-40:50).

 

Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Evan Mulholland to address these questions and dive into their isolation culture picks. This week’s picks include the film Mr Jones, the TV Series’ McMillions as well as Sir Patricks Stewart’s A Sonnet A Day.

 

 

Show Notes

Face Coverings Mandatory for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/face-coverings-mandatory-melbourne-and-mitchell-shire

 

UK’s Virtual Parliament, Ranked; Annabelle Dickson

https://www.politico.eu/article/uks-virtual-parliament-ranked-prime-ministers-questions-coronavirus-videoconference-dominic-raab/

 

Independent Review of the EPBC Act; Professor Graeme Samuel AC

https://epbcactreview.environment.gov.au

 

EPBC Act Review: Jobs Win Over Litigious Green Activists
https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/epbc-act-review-jobs-win-over-litigious-green-activists

 

Culture Picks

 

Mr Jones (2019 Film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Jones_(2019_film)

 

McMillions (TV Series)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9148598/

 

A Sonnet A Day; Sir Patrick Stewart

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLLiEya-Q4RQdTJb97i8gU6MXHZs_HUlB

Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems (Folger)

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/0743273281/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_KH3fFbDG4HQ56

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 71 “Conspiracy Theories Dismissed (Again)”

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 71 “Conspiracy Theories Dismissed (Again)”

July 15, 2020

Well may we say God save the Queen because nothing will save the conspiracy theories about the Whitlam Government’s Dismissal. The released palace letters do however reveal deeper truths about our democracy and the falsity of Republican claims (2:24-25:16) As the US election gets closer, Republican are wondering if Trumpism would survive a loss and what’s in it for them afterwards (25:16-41:07) The woke media wars flare again as New York Times Opinion Editor Bari Weiss resigns under pressure. Does this reflect the birth of a new media model how can economics and philosophy explain this media moment? (41:07-1:00:47)

 

Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Andrew Bushnell to answer these questions and share their culture picks. This week’s picks include the film First Man, Kendrah Morgan and Lesley Harding’s Modern Love, as well as the TV series’ Upload.

 

 

Show Notes

Most surprising of the Palace letters shines new light on Whitlam; Anne Twomey

https://www.smh.com.au/national/most-surprising-of-the-palace-letters-shines-new-light-on-whitlam-20200713-p55bpw.html

 

The Palace letters are every bit the bombshell they promised to be; Jenny Hocking

https://www.theage.com.au/national/the-palace-letters-are-every-bit-the-bombshell-they-promised-to-be-20200713-p55bpx.html

 

Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump- and Democrats from Themselves; Rick Wilson

https://www.amazon.com.au/Running-Against-Devil-Trump-Themselves/dp/0593137582

 

The Death - and Rebirth - of the Newspaper?; Chris Berg

https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/the-death-and-rebirth-of-the-newspaper/

 

Resignation Letter; Bari Weiss

https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter?fbclid=IwAR2hxFzKfLQ4D7tWWkzJOA-VlSFy8TPtiAlowEasB4toUx4G0u8M3cOt0tQ

 

Bari Weiss Resigns From New York Times Opinion Post; Edmund Lee

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/business/media/bari-weiss-resignation-new-york-times.html

 

 

Culture Picks

 

First Man; Damien Chazelle

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213641/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

 

Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed; Kendrah Morgan and Lesley Harding

https://www.mup.com.au/books/modern-love-paperback-softback

 

Upload (TV Series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upload_(TV_series)

Looking Forward Episode 70 “Double Déjà vu in Dan’s Victoria”

Looking Forward Episode 70 “Double Déjà vu in Dan’s Victoria”

July 8, 2020

It's a double case of  Déjà vu in Victoria as it enters Stage 3 lockdown once again, just as the State's finances look like they're headed for a crisis reminiscent of the 1990s, meaning the rest of Australia might once again have to bail it out.
The panel of Scott Hargreaves, Chris Berg and Daniel look at how the outbreak has derailed the national coronavirus containment strategy, and followed a series of failures by the State Government (2:25-22:19). They also analysed the electoral implications of Trump's landmark 4th July speech at Mt Rushmore, which drew the election battlelines with him the side of Western Civilisation versus cancel culture (22:19-39:42) and returning to Victoria the panel looks at IPA research showing the State's plunge into massive debt predated the COVID depression, driven by fantastically expensive transport projects.(39:42-53:45)
In the Books and Culture segment the panel reviews the forthcoming Friedman Conference, the release of the musical Hamilton on Disney streaming service, and demographer Joel Kotkin's book out of the USA on the middle class under pressure from what he calls "neo-feudalism".

 

Show Notes

 

Déjà vu in Dan Andrewstan; Daniel Wild

https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/deja-vu-in-dan-andrewstan/

 

Tunnel Vision; Scott Hargreaves and Daniel Wild

https://ipa.org.au/ipa-review-articles/tunnel-vision

 

Acting on Climate Change and Health in Victoria; Brett Sutton et al.

https://www.mja.com.au/system/files/issues/212_08/mja250527.pdf

 

Remarks by President Trump at South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-south-dakotas-2020-mount-rushmore-fireworks-celebration-keystone-south-dakota/

 

Lin-Manuel Calls “Hamilton” Cancel Culture Criticisms “Valid”; Erika Marie

https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lin-manuel-calls-hamilton-cancel-culture-criticisms-valid-news.113873.html

 

Culture Picks

 

Friedman Conference; Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance

https://www.alsfc.com.au/

 

The Coming of Neo-Feudalism; Joel Kotkin

https://www.amazon.com.au/Coming-Neo-Feudalism-Warning-Global-Middle-ebook/dp/B07VCG8RPF

 

Hamilton The Musical; Lin-Manuel Miranda

https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/hamilton/3uPmBHWlO6HJ

 

 

Looking Forward Episode 69 “Would You Like Fries With That?”

Looking Forward Episode 69 “Would You Like Fries With That?”

July 2, 2020

Will the increase in humanities course fees be effective driving job-ready graduates and incentivising academics to deliver meaningful degrees? (03:12-28:00). Modern day ‘witch hunts’ and cancel culture: what has our society come to when militant minorities can make your life hell? (28:01-43:49). The panel discusses the IPA’s new Podcast Five Favourite Books, kicking off with special guest Greg Sheridan as an exclusive to IPA members, and more generally the ideas and literature of our heritage. (47:01-53:19). Your co-hosts Scott Hargreaves and Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Bella d’Abrera to answer these questions as well as share their culture picks.

This week’s picks include The Room Where It Happened: A White House; John Bolton, The Spy and the Traitor; Ben Macintyre, and War for Eternity; Benjamin Teitelbaum. (55:46-1:15:05)

Show Notes

Special IPA Membership Offer: Five Favourite Book

https://ipa.org.au/bookoffer

Lead Headline and Sub-Header for The New York Times; Tyler Cowen https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/06/lead-headline-and-sub-header-for-the-new-york-times.html

Culture Picks

 The Room Where It Happened: A White House; John Bolton https://www.amazon.com/Room-Where-Happened-White-Memoir/dp/1982148039

The Spy and the Traitor; Ben Macintyre

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Traitor-Greatest-Espionage-Story/dp/1101904194

War for Eternity; Benjamin Teitelbaum

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/war-for-eternity-9780241431078

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