If JCU appeals to a higher court, should the Commonwealth cover Peter Ridd’s legal costs? (03:50-20:50) Is George Calombaris really the whipping boy for ‘wage theft’, and what does that phrase actually mean? (20:50-31:50) And is BoJo as UK PM really the ‘new Trump’? (31:55-43:45) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Evan Mulholland and Gideon Rozner to discuss these questions and share their culture picks, including Memoirs of Roman Emperor Hadrian, a collection of essays on free speech, Trump etc from American Psycho author Brett Easton Ellis, the actual book of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (which doesn’t follow the left’s narrative), and ‘The Loudest Voice’ miniseries on Stan about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Russell Crowe subtly subverting the caricature. (43:45-1:04).
Christian Porter: Commonwealth could fund Peter Ridd’s fight against James Cook University, Joe Kelly, The Australian
Against Public Broadcasting: Why and how we should privatise the ABC, Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson
Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar
White, Brett Easton Ellis
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
The Loudest Voice
The Loudest Voice in the Room, Gabriel Sherman