The Looking Forward Podcast

Ep 12: Vegans And The Tsunami Of Rights And Justice

April 10, 2019

Animal rights activists shut down traffic in Melbourne and stage other protests around Australia. When does a protest become illegal, and where does animal rights activism come from? (1:31-24:52). The French Review finally comes out, is it a strong enough statement about the need for more protection for free speech on Australian campuses? (24:52-39:15) And as we wait to find out what day the next federal election will be held, the panel examine why fixed election dates are a terrible idea (39:15-44:55.) This week Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Richard Allsop to discuss these matters and share their culture picks for the week, including George Higinbotham and Eureka, The Highwaymen, Rivalry and Central Planning and Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs…She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse. (44:55 – 1:01:27)

Show Notes
Free Speech On Campus Audit 2018, Report by Matthew Lesh:
https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/research-papers/free-speech-on-campus-audit-2018
George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria by Geraldine Moore
https://scholarly.info/book/george-higinbotham-and-eureka/
The 'Whig' View of Australian History by A W Martin
https://www.mup.com.au/books/the-whig-view-of-australian-history-paperback-softback
The Highwaymen
https://www.netflix.com/title/80200571
Rivalry and Central Planning: The Socialist Calculation Debate Reconsidered by Don Lavoie
https://www.amazon.com/Rivalry-Central-Planning-Calculation-Reconsidered/dp/1942951124
Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs...She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse by Paul Carter
https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/biography-autobiography/Dont-Tell-Mum-I-Work-on-the-RigsShe-Thinks-Im-a-Piano-Player-in-a-Whorehouse-Paul-Carter-9781741146981