The Lucky Country
By Schwartz Media
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The Lucky Country is an insider’s outside view of Australia’s most important political and economic debates. Hosted by The Australia Institute’s Chief Economist Richard Denniss, The Lucky Country is a weekly podcast from Schwartz Media which applies common sense to complex issues.
||CleanEpisode 21: Winner and losers, the final say.||Richard Denniss and Canberra-based lobbyist Chris Fry discuss the policies that determine Australia’s winners and losers.||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Chris Kenny, Ebony Bennett and violence against women||Richard Denniss talks to Chris Kenny and Ebony Bennett about the way violence against women is reported in the media.||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Bob Brown, more liberal than the Liberals?||Former Greens leader Bob Brown joins Richard Denniss to discuss why Australia’s long-term interests must be put ahead of narrow self-interests.||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The downsides of democracy||Richard Denniss and former Labor trade minister Craig Emerson examine democracy’s flaws.||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Australia’s Free Trade Fallacy||Richard Denniss and Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young discuss the politics of live animal exports.||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Lest we forget our corporate sponsors||Richard Denniss is joined by ANU historian Frank Bongiorno for a discussion of the cultural and historical factors that shape the way we remember war.||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Corruption in the Capital||Richard Denniss and former NSW premier and now federal senator Kristina Keneally discuss the benefits of anti-corruption commissions.||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Budget – Behind the scenes||Richard Denniss and former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan talk about what’s involved in devising Australia’s federal budget.||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The C Word - Class||Richard Denniss is joined by ANU’s Jill Sheppard to discuss class in Australia and how it shapes outcomes for both individuals and for federal politics.||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Corporate tax cuts. Will the money trickle down, or up?||Richard Denniss and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz discuss who wins when big businesses get big tax cuts.||24 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Listeners' questions||For our bonus episode, and our last episode for 2017, Richard Denniss is joined by economist Matt Grudnoff to answer your questions about what "good for the economy" really means, what a banking royal commission might do, what impact immigration has on||17 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Shame and solutions||For the final episode in the first season of The Lucky Country, Richard Denniss talks to Jim Stanford about unions and wage stagnation, broadcaster Jeremy Fernandez about shame and speaking up, and Chris Fry about how politics could solve the US gun cri||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Rights and association||This week Richard Denniss asks author and law professor George Williams why Australia is the only democracy without a bill of rights, and Simon Sheikh, former head of GetUp!, talks about government attacks on progressive social organisation.||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: The Global Economy||Renewable energy, euthanasia, community gardens. This week, Richard Denniss talks to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, broadcaster Indira Naidoo and economist Chris Fry about the individual making choices and the fiction of the "global economy".||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Education and harassment||Richard Denniss speaks to Karen Middleton on what the Harvey Weinstein revelations mean for Australian politics, and Jane Caro about the rate of return on investing in education.||18 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Technology and welfare||Richard Denniss talks with Jim Stanford, Director of the Centre for Future Work, about the impact of robots on the Australian economy, and explores both sides of the welfare debate with pro-market economist Chris Fry.||18 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Market farces||Richard Denniss examines the right's confusion over government intervention and the defunding of sexual assault support services. With guests Natalie Lang, Nina Funnell and Chris Fry.||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Sinking popular causes||Richard Denniss on how and why politicians are taking popular causes and wrecking them, with special guests Ben Oquist and Geoff Cousins.||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Home calls||Richard Denniss on what politicians really mean when they discuss housing affordability, and possible solutions with special guests Beris Campbell and Jenna Price.||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The economics of mental health||Richard Denniss on how political debates are harming our mental health, with special guests Allan Fels, Gemma Carey and Eleanor Malbon.||13 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Wizards of Oz||On the first episode of The Lucky Country, host Richard Denniss is joined by journalist Laura Tingle and the founder of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown, to examine the myth of politicians "managing" the economy. Richard will also look at citizenship...||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Lucky Country with Richard Denniss||First episode coming Thursday, September 7||23 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A balanced view from one of Australia's most important thinkers
Richard is very good at cutting through the babble and hype. Long live the Lucky Country!
Good stuff, Richard!
Good stuff, Richard!