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Hey hey it’s Australia’s xenophobia pandemic!

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:

Foodbank.org.au

Ozharvest.org

mealsonwheels.org.au

And 

The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre:  asrc.org.au

What a bizarre week!

We’re back with another weekly episode!

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!

Satire must continue!

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!

Coronavirus update!

In our latest episode we look at Australia’s latest response to the coronavirus outbreak: panic buying, increased back-patting and even a potential recession! 

Also: Labor’s Jim Chalmers suggests we look beyond GDP to which Liberal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says “No thanks, hippie!”

And: Michael Chamberlin looks at the bizarre online conspiracy theories surrounding nine-year-old Aussie bullying victim Quaden Bayles, because you can always trust what you read on the internet.

New ep: Labor’s new (old) climate policy and ANZ apologies

We’re back with a new daily pilot hosted by Tonightly headwriter Michael Chamberlin!

Today: we look at Albo launching the new Labor climate policy… which seems awfully familiar. While Barnaby Joyce and Joel Fitzgibbon brawl in the hallways of Parliament House, Malcolm Turnbull can’t help but live-tweet the coming climate apocalypse.

Also after triggering the LGBTQI community with an offensive slur-ridden ad, the ANZ apologises with a new ad that celebrates it’s pride… for slurs.

This episode hosted and written by Michael Chamberlin, written by Rebecca Shaw and written, edited and produced by Dylan Behan.

Follow Chambo on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/chamberlinm

Follow Bec Shaw on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Brocklesnitch

Full ep audio!
Just the ANZ ad.

Another new ep tomorrow! Phew!

NEW BONUS EPISODE!

Yesterday I stopped by 2SER Breakfast with Tim Brunero to give a quick news update on the latest Australian political upheaval surrounding Barnaby Joyce’s attempted spill and the Greens leadership transition, as well as the Iowa caucus app crash and the Australian Open’s controversial decision to give Margaret Court a lifetime achievement trophy.

Better than nothing! Listen below or in your podcast feeds or at https://newsfighters.libsyn.com/

HIP HOP IS THE PRESENT!

We’re back for 2020! It’s summer music festival season so we look at huge new Aussie hip hop drill group ONEFOUR, and the NSW Police shutting down their debut national tour, pressuring them into changing their lyrics and even trying to get their music taken down off the internet. Will taking the anti-authoritarianism out of Aussie hip-hop turn us into Russia or China? Or should ONEFOUR just pretend to be old white men so they get left alone? Also ScoMo raps!

2019 Year in Review & ScoMo in Hawaii!

HUGE final ep for the year:

In fact big I split it in two parts on Youtube.
In the first part we look at Prime Minister Scott Morrison spending the bushfire season drinking cocktails in Hawaii while Australian burns in a massive bushfire emergency.

Then News Fighters looks back at all the hilarious wacky clips and gaffes in politics and dumb Aussie news in 2019*. From baby Yoda to Barnaby’s meltdowns to bushfires to Hong Kong democracy protests to Greta Thunberg’s climate strike and ScoMo’s White House state dinner, take look back on the year and weep… hopefully with laughter! (* may contain four elections).

Also includes a look back the year in pop culture with special guest Stefan Pazur. 

UK ELECTION BREXTACULAR!

2019 is almost over but not without one more election episode of News Fighters, this time from the U.K. (sorry Bougainvilleans!) Is this election about Brexit, the NHS or is it just one long argument over whether numbers are a left wing conspiracy? We look at all the hilarious and headache inducing gaffes from the campaign so far and then dial in author and the producer/presenter of Russell Brand’s Trews Reports, John Rogers to give us some actual election insight and analysis. Check out John’s website at http://thelostbyway.com/

Also in case you missed it we did a whole episode on Boris Johnson when he became PM back in July:

New episode: Where there’s smoke, there’s blaming!

We got a new episode out in your feeds and on Youtube!

While a bushfire crisis and catastrophic drought engulfs the country, Australia’s politicians think it’s the perfect time to start blaming each other and triggering their opponents. We also look at Barnaby Joyce’s failed magnetism, Rupert Murdoch’s climate denier denial, Alan Jones’ cow obsession and why Scott Morrison should send thoughts and prayers to himself!

Canadian election episode!

Out now! It’s our double-double length look at the unpredictable 2019 Canadian election. We look at all the political parties’ bad 90’s-rock style theme songs, why Justin Trudeau can’t escape the brown face incident, Andrew Scheer’s weird pants-based catchphrases, the multicultural racism of Quebec and how Australia could provide an answer to Canada’s political uncertainty. Also expect Rush and Bryan Adams jokes. 

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