Episode 55: Porter‘s mystery donor and Morrison‘s problem with accountability, Education under attack, COVID updates and good news about cows
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Van Badham and Ben Davison examine the latest Morrison government transparency failure as Christian Porter receives a "blind" million dollars for his legal fund that even Malcolm Turnbull can't stomach but Frydenberg says is "within the rules".

Its been over 1,000 days since Morrison announced the as yet undelivered national anti-corruption organisation but he has found time to cut the national audit office budget after it uncovered sports rorts and a $30 million payment to a Liberal Party donor in exchange for a parcel of land worth $3 million.

Van and Ben look at the chequered history of three Morrison ministers and how their ability to avoid responsibility has seen them promoted into positions where they wield enormous budgets, cultural power and control over the mechanisms of government.

The rise of the far right has been made worse by COVID and by cuts to our educational institutions.  The workers in our universities and schools are fighting back to make sure people get the educational tools we need to have a functioning democracy, free of the tyranny of fascist rule.

Van also explains why the super spreader protests are happening and how they connect to standard fascist playbooks on building support for themselves, at the expense of the people.

One in three Australian's are vaccinated against COVID, despite the selective use of phrases like "eligible", "a dose" and other mumbo jumbo words so we need to get more people vaccinated as today saw more deaths, more lockdowns and more anguish. 

The good news is that cows can be toilet trained!  Maybe next they'll find a way to keep Morrison's ministers out of the trough....

Plus a special guest appearance by Van's mum who wanders in to say "Hello!"

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