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Wendy Le Cornu on the campaign in Tasmania
Join us as we chat to Convenor for the Tasmanian Branch of the ARM, Wendy Le Cornu. Wendy takes us through what's been happening in Tasmania, welcoming new members and organising events. We also speak about the recent launch of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for an Australian Republic in the Tasmanian Parliament.
Ruth McGowan on how women can help create a better Australia
Today we speak to the fabulous Ruth McGowan, a fierce advocator for women in politics. Ruth gives us her perspective on how women can shape successful movements for a better Australia.
Alita Brydon on how we can all get involved in the campaign
Alita Brydon is best known for her work on social media and as a viral content creator. She uses humour and storytelling to change culture using Facebook and Instagram. She is a freelance writer and spokesperson. Her goal is to empower people and grow communities using the internet. In this episode she gives great tips and insights into how we can all get involved and create a swell of support via the digital world.
Andrew Fraser on what’s on the horizon for the sunshine state
Andrew Fraser is a former journalist who was Queensland bureau chief of a national newspaper and a member of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery during the Hawke-Keating era. He was a political adviser and speechwriter to several Queensland governments. Today he’s the ARM QLD Branch Convenor, and says:
"To get specifically onto the subject of the republic, in 1999, Queensland had the worst result. 37.5%. Yes. I think probably the main reason was that it was actually seen as a trendy lefty Sydney, Melbourne thing…"
Today, Queensland is sporting a very different outlook. Hear about what’s on the horizon for the sunshine state…
To contact Andrew Fraser regarding the campaign in Queensland please email [email protected]
Paulie Stewart on why it’s time to campaign for independence
Born and bred in the inner-Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, Paulie Stewart is an original member of infamous Melbourne punk band Painters and Dockers. Inducted into The Age Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, the group released seven albums and performed more than 1800 live shows throughout Australia, New Zealand and North and South America.
They are still performing and have played with Iggy Pop, The Monkees, Billy Idol, The Cramps and The Easybeats. Paulie has campaigned for East Timor’s independence for over 30 years, and feels it’s time to campaign for Australian independence back home.