Follow The Money
Follow The Money
Feb 21, 2019
What The Hell Is Dividend Imputation?
22 min
What the hell is dividend imputation and why is everyone talking about franking credits? In this episode, Follow the Money explains how it all works. 
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Contributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI
Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod
The wellbeing economy: universal basic income with Guy Standing
On the third episode in our special mini-series on the wellbeing economy, Arnagretta Hunter and Sharon Bessell are joined by Guy Standing, economist and author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class. With more and more people being forced into insecure work, many are calling for a more lasting solution for precariousness. One often-suggested solution is a ‘universal basic income’, so what might be the benefits of this concept? What policy settings might be needed to make such a scheme successful? And how do political systems that are so focused on jobs and economic growth create space for change? On this episode - the third in our special mini-series on the wellbeing economy - renowned economist Dr Guy Standing joins Professor Sharon Bessell and Dr Arnagretta Hunter to discuss work, basic income, and how some of the economic structures developed in the last century may no longer be in our best interests. If you or anyone you know needs help, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 [] and Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 []. Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London and a founding member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network, a non-governmental organisation that promotes a basic income for all. Sharon Bessell is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Gender Equity and Diversity at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University (ANU). Arnagretta Hunter is a cardiologist, physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for ANU Medical School. Policy Forum Pod is available on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Subscribe on Android or wherever you get your podcasts. We’d love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 2 min
Politics with Michelle Grattan
Politics with Michelle Grattan
The Conversation
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Defence expert Allan Behm on the background to the Brereton report
Australian Department of Defence The findings of the inquiry by Justice Paul Brereton into the misconduct – including allegations of murder of non-combatants and mistreatment of prisoners – by Australian special forces in Afghanistan are released on Thursday. Scott Morrison last week warned these findings will be “difficult and hard news” for Australians. The leadership of the Australian Defence Force will drive a program of reform in the wake of behaviour that puts a deep blemish on what the ADF and most Australians see as the nation’s proud military tradition. Allan Behm, from The Australia Institute, an expert on defence and security issues and a former senior public servant and ministerial adviser, joined the podcast on the eve of the release to discuss the background to the report, the nature of the special forces, and what comes next. “I think it is going to be quite shocking for many of us. And I think … we will feel a sense of shame.” “It will get many people to think about issues of moral hazard. It will certainly get people to think about what kind of administrative and organisational arrangements within the Australian Defence Force permitted this to happen.” “I think it will cause a lot of Australians to think quite deeply about the moral peril that we expose young soldiers to in warfare.” If reports are true “that prisoners were shot dead, that noncombatants were simply ‘wasted’, to use the language of warfare, as collateral damage in pursuit of military objectives, many, many ADF people will be very perturbed by that”. Asked about the culture of these soldiers, Behm described the special forces as “elites”. “Elites can be highly problematic,” he says. In the wake of the inquiry, there will be the question of whether special forces are needed, he said. If they are to be retained, “the second thing will then be to decide whether we need to have the special forces quarantined, separate from the rest of our forces … or whether the special forces should be more clearly part of our standing army”. Having the special forces work across a wider base within the military could “militate against the formation of uncontrollable elites or rogue elements”. “And there’s history to be dealt with. "I mean, we have a regiment which is highly decorated and highly recognised. At the same time, it is this regiment and this function, which … has brought this shame upon us. "And that will require a lot of evaluation.” Additional audio A List of Ways to Die, Lee Rosevere, from Free Music Archive. Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
24 min
A Rational Fear
A Rational Fear
Dan Ilic
Pete, The Activated Nazi — Zach from Aunty Donna, Virginia Gay, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic + Noah Schultz-Byard
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: 🌳 If you want to support the podcast and take your car carbon neutral, with GoNeutral here:   This week we rip into Pete Evans. Why not? Everyone else is. We as whether or not we should let dead mummies lie. We cheer on SA as they go into their 6 day hard lockdown. And we mock the SA government for trying to implement a tax on electric cars. Fearmongers this week: Zach Ruane (Aunty Donna's Big Ole House of Fun) Virginia Gay (All Saints Big Ol Hospital of Fiction) Dan Ilic (The Ronnie Johns Half Hour of Nonsense) Lewis Hobba (Hungry Beast) and Noah Schultz-Byard (SA Director of The Australia Institue)   ____________________ Transcript below from Otter.Ai. Unknown Speaker  0:00   This podcast is supported in part by the birther foundation. Dan Ilic  0:04   Welcome to the podcast in case you're streaming us you will you'll know that Louis is face can't be seen because one he is a dentist and he's got a terrible laptop. If you want Louis to be able to be seen on streams in the future, please become our Patreon supporter. Just like Brett Murphy has Alex felony offski Vicki hassles, journalists Marty smiley Louis this month this week is become a supporter of us on Patreon. Lewis Hobba  0:28   Actually, I spent the weekend with Marty and he told me that and I was like that is so kind. But I think he also owes me because my niece Molly once had sex and my dad was away. And so he does, he does so much more money than he could ever give us on Patreon. Well, he's Dan Ilic  0:44   showing you $3 a month right now, which says a lot about body smiley for black. Yeah. And also Louis, we got a superfan who's giving us an embarrassing amount of money. David O'Connor is a school friend of mine. And probably you know those people who are like the most likely to succeed. When you're in high school. He is that guy and he has gone beyond our expectations and succeeded. So he's giving us a few hundred dollars a month which is incredible. Another way to support irrational fear is to offset the carbon emissions from your car with the go neutral sticker for every new $90 go neutral by 3.5 tonnes of carbon offsets which is about the average yearly emissions from a car and five bucks that comes to us. I'm recording my end of a rational fee on gadigal land in the urination. sovereignty was never seated, waited a treaty. Let's start the shot. Unknown Speaker  1:31   A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks cambro COMM And section 40 of a rational fear recommended listening by immature audience. Dan Ilic  1:44   Tonight at the 26 minute long News Corp AGM rupert murdoch said he's not a climate denier. He's just number one with climate deniers. And thanks to COVID-19 Adelaide enters six days of staying at home and doing nothing also known as Adelaide and Australia is set to open all state and territory borders by Christmas except CWA that ruined our holiday plans to Perth exclaimed no one is the 20th of November 2020. And many smart people are saying that we are gonna beat sizzle Tam at the Australian podcast level. So best comedy. This is irrational fear. Hello and welcome to irrational fear the show that holds your hand through the spookiest stories of the week on your host, former chairman of crown casino Dan Ilic. Joining me on the podcast this week, the mongers of fear. And let me tell you first up, he's the only guy left or Triple J who hasn't managed to go behind his boss's back to secure a deal with a commercial radio station. It's Louis harbor. Lewis Hobba  2:55   Begging for a den one day I'll get that you can pick it up. Dan Ilic  2:59   And she's a writer, performer, actor, musician and racconta it's the old star of all saints Virginia gay. Howdy, Dan. We have we're great. And our next guest Well, let's put it this way. It's been a quiet like nothing career defining or genre defying or nothing really in the realm of international acclaim has taken up his time and attention and as a result has had plenty of time to read the news and be a guest on every single comedy podcast from Australia. He's one third of the way up until this week that little known Australia sketch comedy group. Auntie Donna, Zack Ryan. Hello, Zach Ruane  3:33   hello. Thank you so much. I haven't had much time to read the news. But I think in the great tradition of white men through history, I'm just gonna have opinions without being informed. I'm just gonna go for him. Just you'll hear him I'll have him Virginia Gay  3:48   in the great tradition of white women. Unknown Speaker  3:52   Hilarious. Dan Ilic  3:58   Coming up in the podcast we're gonna be talking to two southies one the pizza guy comm security guard who is patient zero in the state's latest outbreak and we're gonna be talking about how the South Australian government is trying to implement attacks on electric cars which could see terrible policy make its way throughout the country just like other baddest South Australia incidents like dance chance and romance. But first here is this week's sponsor. Unknown Speaker  4:23   This week on SNS Australia, Nick Cummins is issued with his toughest challenge. Yes, they call you the honey badger right? Unknown Speaker  4:31   The pipe shed in the woods. Unknown Speaker  4:33   Do you want to win SS Australia? Oh man I want to win like a Dingo wants a baby. So when sh Australia all you have to do is indiscriminately destroy 39 innocent people are metaphorical your mind because anytime I go to the pub on ladies no Unknown Speaker  4:48   I'm like a bull in a china shop. I Unknown Speaker  4:50   just absolutely destroy murder them just like the real Australian. So yes. Lewis Hobba  4:56   Oh, holy Dooley. Hold your horses. Unknown Speaker  4:58   That's good practice. Hold your horses. Then Unknown Speaker  5:02   go go go go feel every Unknown Speaker  5:04   dog sleeping adventure and indiscriminate murders on this week's episode of sa Yes, Australia yet won't be seen on seven because the AFP would rate us and put us in jail. Unknown Speaker  5:15   Chapelle Dan Ilic  5:18   can't wait to say that one. All right, let's get stuck into their fears. This week's first fear we all know Pete Evans has been canceled once popular conspiracy theories shift. The same guy who activated armands has been dropped by his publisher and book chains for activating right wing conspiracy theorists with a Nazi black son car turn on Facebook. Now to be fair, he's also at COVID conspiracy theorist which has killed almost 1.5 million people in six months. And he's even been dropped by channel 10. I'm a celebrity Get me out of here because the producers couldn't find conditions that were more extreme than having It's been eight weeks isolated with Pete Evans. His products have also been dropped from Coles and while we're so fear mongers it is safe to say you can't get canceled in Australia unless you're a white guy who wants to promote the Nazis. Well, what do you say Zach? Is? Is has it? Why is it taken this long to cancel? paid adverts? Oh, my Zach Ruane  6:09   goodness gracious me. I think there's an element with him where he's just such a big goof. He's been a goofus long. just gone. He started to go. Oh, Kate. Lewis Hobba  6:24   If he led with narcissism, he would have been like, I don't like oh my God, this guy's a Nazi. Because he led with sort of cheeky things like I'm gonna stare at the sun and tell people it's healthy. You like about Tommy it's an autism. You like well, he aged to seen, you know, it's like, it's not like, it's not like, it's not like throwing a it's like a stepping into a hot bath. It's like putting a frog into a pot and slowly turning up the hate. Virginia Gay  6:47   Yeah. Which would be delicious. In one of his recipes. Dan Ilic  6:5…
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