NEWS: I have a brand new podcast to share with youse.
It’s called Serious Danger, it’s about the Australian Greens and green politics in Australia generally and I’m doing it with my cool friend Emerald Moon.
Also it’s going to fix everything.
Have a listen to hear the trailer and find out why I wanted to make the show in the first place.
(Also don’t stress: I’ll still be posting episodes of LIASYO for the time being.)
Find out more and subscribe to the show by heading to seriousdangerpod.com
Find us on twitter, Instagram, Patreon and YouTube on @SeriousDangerAU
Get to know Emerald more by catching up on our conversation together from last year.
Luke Hilakari has been the Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council since 2014. He's been a Labor member since he turned 18 and has played a key role in electing (and re-electing) the Andrew Labor government and fighting for marriage equality and workers' rights.
In light of all the BATSHIT anti-vax protesting that's been going on in Melbourne of late, I wanted to ask Luke about the presence of anti-vax organising within the labour movement, why some workers might be attracted to this ideology and what can be done about it.
We also discuss the class war that the pandemic has shone a light on, solidarity, why strikes are beautiful, spanking the Labor Party and how the union movement will be approaching the upcoming election.
Cause of the Week: Australians For A Murdoch Royal Commission (murdochroyalcommission.org.au)
Professor Megan Davis is a Cobble Cobble woman from Queensland and is the current pro Vice-Chancellor and Balnaves Chair in constitutional law at the University of New South Wales. She's worked for the United Nations and has been intimately involved in the campaign for meaningful constitutional recognition for Australia's First Nations people, and had the honour of first reading out the Uluru Statement From the Heart publicly in 2017.
Four years on from the creation of the Statement - with its call for Voice, Treaty & Truth - Megan updates me on where the campaign for a constitutional First Nations Voice to Parliament is at, the roadblocks that remain, designing a model and searching for bipartisanship ahead of a possible referendum.
Cause of the Week: Uluru Statement From The Heart Campaign (ulurustatement.org)