Hello! This week’s ep is a bit early: my plan is to (try) to start posting multiple episodes a week if possible. Let’s see how we go.
Sean Kelly is a writer who writes for a range of Australian publications. He’s a former adviser to Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.
I’ve always been a fan of Sean’s analysis and writing and was keen to get his thoughts on how COVID-19 is unfolding in Australia, particularly in terms of the Morrison government’s response. We take a look back at how the Coalition has tackled the crisis since January (sometimes okay but generally pretty bad!), why Sean thinks it’s vital we see the modelling the government is relying on, the possibilities of nationalisation, the threat of “disaster capitalism” and how the ALP has responded to this situation.
Please note that just after minutes we finished recording, the government announced the $130 billion JobKeeper economic package.
Cause of the Week: The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au)