Friday
Mar272015

#135 - All the news that is fit to pink

The Focus Group

This week on Something Wonky we discuss Malcolm Fraser’s passing, cast an eye over his successor, then roll our other eye to the Foreign Minister. We gladly welcome the new surveillance state, before looking at the continuing fallout from the Moss Report in Australia versus Humanity. And of course, we take a minute to stop the press.

What did we like this week?

Jeremy: “Days Since Tone Was Just Plain Weird: 0” - Tone’s reply

Dave: Jeremy Clarkson’s Time At Top Gear Is Over, Good Riddance | Luke Hopewell

Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser, former Australian prime minister, dies aged 84

Not Malcolm Fraser

PM Tony Abbott flies on taxpayer-funded jet to Liberal donor’s birthday bash at Huntingdale Golf Club

Meanwhile in Canberra

Domestic Violence

Data Retention

Julie Corner

Julie Bishop rolls eyes at Joe Hockey’s praise for budget razor gang during Malcolm Fraser tribute

Foreign aid becomes a pawn in leadership play

Remember when Julie mocked Labor’s bid for Security Council seat?

NSW

Revealed: political parties’ widespread failure to disclose donations

SA

Australia versus Humanity

The Moss Review

Moss Review Released: Finds No Evidence Of Misconduct By Save The Children Workers

Meanwhile

Stop The Press


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Friday
Mar202015

#134 - DJ Tone Deaf feat. Sir Fix-A-Lot

OMG DID YOU HEAR

Jeremy + Police say charges likely if Nimmie Caira squatters don’t move on

Dave + Petition ∑ Fairfax: Save our local stories. Donít cut rural journalists. ∑ Change.org

THE FOCUS GROUP

Hard To Believe, But True

Meta Data

Bad Legislation Defeated

Fixer - Surprise

Another bad week for Team Joe

Q and A

PUPlosion

Dodgy state govts

Pulling A Fast One

AUSTRALIA VS HUMANITY

STOP THE PRESS

Blot corner

IT’S THE STORIES THAT SOMETHINGWONKY REJECTS

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Saturday
Mar142015

#133 - Return to Sender

This week on Something Wonky, Lifestyles of the forgotten and marginalised, Joe Hockey auditions for the role of Superman, there’s a sausage sizzle coming up in NSW,and we search for good government. Also, Australia squeals about the UN, The Australian stops squealing about data retention, and Andrew Bolt gives us a lesson in logic.

Dave recommends: Left in harm’s way - Background Briefing

The Focus Group

Lifestyle Choices

Super Stupidity

Good Government

New South Wales

Australia versus Humanity

Stop The Press

Data Retention and the Australian Media

Yes Alan

Oh Tanveer

Bolta


Things We Couldn’t Cover

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Friday
Mar062015

#132 - My Sharri Armour

This week on Something Wonky, censure. Intergenerational reporting. Being bad at Prime Ministering. Being bad at holding events for International Womens’ Day. Being bad at modern communications, while trying to tell everyone else how to do it. Being bad to vulnerable people. And a look behind the scenes of everyone’s favourite media diarist.

Dave’s Favourite things:

Jeremy’s Favourite Thing: LNP hosts International Women’s Day lunch at men-only club

The Focus Group

International Women’s Day

Not Very Good at Primeministering

Not Much Good at Anything Else

Cliev

Oh Joe.

Trans Pacific Partnership

George Brandis stars in “You’ve Got Mail … And iMessages”

Gillian Triggs

Australia versus Humanity

Qantas

Stop The Press

Sharri

Last Thing


Cutting Room Floor

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Friday
Feb272015

#131 - No Evidence Based Policy

This week, we tempt the SomethingWonky Effect by recording on Wednesday, so we completely miss the shocking events on Thursday when Tony Abbott said or did something stupid nobody would have thought it possible for a sentient being to manage. Instead we talk about the depressing War On Gillian Triggs Anything But Than Reading The HRC Report; Tony “flags” Abbott “flags” some ways to revive the “flagging” confidence in him by being All Tough On Bad People; all the ways in which we were wrong to hope Tony made it through the spill; Who’s Attacking Tony Now, some Australia vs Humanity on our own continent for a change; and in Stop The Press The Australian publishes a story about the PM that hurts his feelings.

THE FOCUS GROUP

Our Picks

HRC Report Reveals Harm Being Caused To LNP Govt’s Precious Feelings

Tony Bravely Comes Out Against “Bad People”

Oh You Thought Leaving Tony In Charge Was Harmless, SomethingWonky?

Who’s Attacking Tony Now

Tory Self-Interest

AUSTRALIA VS HUMANITY

STOP THE PRESS

NO TIME FOR

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