The Looking Forward Podcast

Looking Forward Episode 78: Hello? My BRI’s Stopped Working

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2 September 2020

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced new legislation to ensure agreement the States, councils and universities have with foreign governments are consistent with Australian foreign policy. What does this mean for the relations with China and are there any risks with giving the Federal Government further powers? (2:05-15:48). What are the risks with the Victorian Government’s Belt and Road agreement as it relates to expensive plans for infrastructure projects that Victoria doesn’t want or need? (15:48-27:33). The Democratic and Republican conventions took place in the US with their speeches demonstrating vastly different views of the USA. What does Trump’s post-convention poll bounce and focus on burning cities mean for the November election? (27:35-50:23). Culture picks for this week include Christopher Caldwell’s Age of Entitlement, Leder Games’ new boardgame, Root and Federico Fellini’s 1960 film, La Dolce Vita (51:18-1:04:52).


Show notes:

Scott Morrison vows to cancel state-foreign agreements if viewed to be against national interest; Brett Worthington and Stephen Dziedzic

Ensuring a Consistent Australian Foreign Policy; Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Poll – Victorians Oppose Belt & Road Scheme

Tunnel Vision: Scott Hargreaves and Daniel Wild


Culture picks:

Age of entitlement, Christopher caldwell

New type of boardgame – Root

1960 film, La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini

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Scott Hargreaves is the Executive General Manager at the Institute of Public Affairs

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