Jobs, tax cuts, record deficits, zombie businesses, irresponsible lending, axing kids TV shows, blow cushioning – the 2020 budget really has something to confuse and annoy everyone! We break down the big night and look at all the ideologically driven policies designed to turn Australia into a nation of nothing but tradies and landlords.
New episode out: Australia’s COVID-19 political blame game continues, with thousands of Aussies stranded overseas left to fend for themselves while back home the embattled aged care minister Richard Colbeck keeps walking out of questioning.
Also we put the spin on some recent news to make it good-er!
New episode out: While Victoria faces a horrible virus second wave and New South Wales plays whack-a-mole with outbreaks, the Morrison government gives us a mini-budget full of massive cutbacks in the middle of a recession. Can austerity, tax cuts AND tax rises help get Australia out of recession? Also Stefan Pazur stops by to plug his new spin-off podcast ARTS FIGHTERS.
Australia is in its first recession in almost 30 years and the governments solution is for boomers to renovate their kitchens.
Meanwhile in America, the widespread protests against the killing of George Floyd have lead Donald Trump to push the country towards civil war, with his police literally hitting out at Australian news media in the process. Good thing we live in Australia where that would never happen, says Scott Morrison.
Life is returning to normal in post-coronavirus lockdown Australia as the government miscounts Jobkeeper and finds $60 billion behind the back of the couch. But not for you! Also the too-good-to-be-true unemployment numbers, the upcoming China trade war and Labor jumps on the anti-immigration bus. And has anyone checked on Bryan Adams?
News Fighters is a “wacky clips” based Aussie news comedy podcast, created and hosted by ex-Tonightly/Chaser editor Dylan Behan.
This week we look at the glitch-filled inquiry into the Ruby Princess plague ship which just left out shores, more radio sport news when there’s no sport and Malcolm Turnbull is back to be a plague on our airwaves with his new memoir.
Latest ep: we take an in-depth look at the past couple of weeks of Australia’s extraordinary response to the coronavirus pandemic: from the “non ideological” yet xenophobic economic legislation to the confusing messaging surrounding school closures and the over-enthusiastic police response when enforcing social distancing. Also the state premiers have hypocritical Easter Bunny exemptions!
Seriously also please help feed Australia’s hungry left behind in this pandemic by donating to these charities:
Welcome to the Socialist Commonwealth of Australia as Comrade Scott Morrison’s supposedly free-market Liberals nationalise everything they can get their hands on to help get Australia through the COVID19 Coronavirus pandemic. What could be next?
Also in our continuing farewell to civil liberties, NSW makes sitting outside illegal – but we figure out a loophole so we can enjoy a coffee in the sun. For now!
And finally we check in with all the latest sporting results with our new sports reporter Stefan Pazur. Listen and watch below!
To fight coronavirus Scott Morrison urges you to STAY HOME but also KEEP GOING TO WORK because ECONOMY! Also our former Aussie Prime Ministers claim credit for doing nothing, pop star Robbie Williams goes karaoke-crazy and electronics retailer Gerry Harvey urges us to keep shopping!
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has sent the world in lockdown and the economy into free-fall so News Fighters has tapped into our national strategic reserve of wacky clips to bring sense and brevity to this global crisis, while also poking fun at the celebrities who can and cannot deal right now.
Also Trump vs Obama on pandemics – you won’t be reassured!
Wash your hands! Remain indoors!
We’re releasing episodes weekly for the time being – tune in!
New daily episode hosted by Bec Melrose. We look at coronavirus “pandemic” that’s not allowed to be called a pandemic and we interview Kiwi Dylan James about Bernie Sanders’ winning ground strategy in Iowa.
Special thanks to Tom Cashman for co-writing this episode.