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Is the Keneally-fuelled success of the inaugural CPAC Australia conference a one-off or another sign of a vibrant centre-right movement? (01:40-14:20). What is it with Greta Thunberg and her alarmist followers; and does the elite encouragement reveal the deeper agenda of expanding State control? (14:20-25:10). How does the case of Comcare v Banerji, in which a public servant used an anonymous Twitter account to criticise the government’s immigration policy, differ from the Israel Folau case? (25:10-27:30). Scott Hargreaves is joined by Dr Richard Allsop, Evan Mulholland and Gideon Rozner to discuss these questions and share their culture picks, including Nikki Sava’s latest book on the downfall of Malcolm Turnbull, John Ruddick’s argument for more democracy in the Liberal Party, a dark (if not nihilist) comedy on HBO/Foxtel starring former SNL actor Bill Hader as a hit man who wants to be an actor, and Anne Henderson’s new book on 19th century free trade Labor politician, Paddy Glynn (34:10-56:00).
German meat tax proposal a risk to consumption, Fitch says
In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg
Outrage culture is killing free speech, Andrew Bushnell
The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva
On Mutiny, David Speers
Plots and Prayers: Malcolm Turnbull’s demise and Scott Morrison’s ascension, Niki Savva
Make the Liberal Party Great Again, John Ruddick
Federation’s Man of Letters – Patrick McMahon Glynn, Anne Henderson