This week on Something Wonky, we don our Auscam trousers, dust off our fridge magnets and see if we can declare sexism dead yet (Spoiler: No). Plus, coal, climate and cannabis.
THE FOCUS GROUP
Please mention the war
Off to war - but as the Greens ask, what’s the plan? What are the victory conditions? What are the limits? Who the hell knows
Terror is the new black
Brandis tells Insiders ASIO’s powers had to be expanded because it was “constrained”. Can’t have any limits on ASIO! Small government requires powerful agencies with fewer limits than the governments they were originally intended to serve.
Why we don’t need feminism any more
Dave underestimates Tony: Tony’s creepy sexism at work, months ago; Dave did not believe he could have done it again. He did. (51m)
Deranged religious nutters in Victoria blame society’s ills on “The absence of the father in many Aussie homes” and ” the removing of discipline in homes and schools by the politically correct brigades”; launch policy to combat this called, and I kid you not, “LUV YA”. Spelt that way.
By the way
You know that creepy TPP deal, where we’re going to help improve the deficit by giving overseas corporations extra power to sue for millions of taxpayer dollars if they don’t like what the government does? Yeah, still secret, the ISDS clauses still present - and Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb refused Background Briefing’s request for an interview
AUSTRALIA VS HUMANITY
Hardly any coverage of that critical High Court verdict. Weirdly, now that the conservatives’ brutalise refugees strategy is falling apart, it’s not newsy any more?
STOP THE PRESS