The Looking Forward Podcast

Ep 34: 1.2 Million Reasons Why JCU Should’ve Left Peter Ridd Alone

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11 September 2019

The government is pushing ahead with plans to extend trials of the cashless welfare card, but with it will we see the start of drug testing Newstart recipients? (1:36-14:50) The Federal Circuit Court has awarded Peter Ridd $1.2 million following the decision that he was unlawfully terminated by James Cook University. With JCU likely to appeal, is it finally time for Education Minister, Dan Tehan, to step in? (14:50-28:01) Robert Mugabe, leader of Zimbabwe post-independence, has passed away at the age of 95. What does the post-colonial mess that is Zimbabwe tell us about the vital role of institutions in fostering development and freedom? (28:06-40:30) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Evan Mulholland and Dr Zac Gorman to answer these questions and dive into their culture picks such as Samuel Gregg’s book Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilisation, Scott Pape’s economic bestseller The Barefoot Investor,  new movies, Apollo 11 and First Man, on the historic moon landing and the great Victor Davis Hanson’s podcast on the lessons of the Versailles Treaty (40:30-59:40).

Show Notes:

Robert Mugabe: From Liberator to Tyrant

U.N chief lauds Mugabe role in fighting apartheid

Culture Picks:

Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilisation, Samuel Gregg

The Barefoot Investor, The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need, Scott Pape

Apollo 11, Todd Douglas Miller

First Man, Damien Chazelle

The Lessons of the Versailles Treaty, Victor Davis Hanson

The Classicist: Versailles at 100

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Scott Hargreaves

Scott Hargreaves is the Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs

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