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The Dog Whistle: “Everything is awful” edition

The Dog Whistle this week welcomes a new member and talks Manus, Manufacturing and the WA senate

February 20, 2014

Morrison isn’t going anywhere

The calls for Scott Morrison’s sacking have begun. Ed Butler suggests those hopes are completely misguided.

February 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Dog Whistle: “Bewildering statistics” edition

Listen above for our weekly chat on The Silly Season, Coward Punches, and predictions for 2014. On this week’s Dog Whistle, Ed Butler, Kate Carruthers and Preston Towers revisit the what happened … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

A victory for populism

Well, there we have it. The Premier of Australia’s most populous state has caved to a populist campaign by the state’s two dailies, and we have eight-year mandatory minimum sentences … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Coward outrage

Sometimes the sexism that still exists in society raises its head in such a blatant yet nefarious way as to boggle the mind, and we’re going through one such moment … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 63 Comments

The price of ignorance

So Cory’s at it again. During the silly season, when newsrooms are skeletally staffed and desperate for content, he chose the ideal moment to thrust his particular brand of vocal … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

Freedom to infuriate

The Abbott government appears to be going out of its way to infuriate its opponents, but to what end? Ed Butler is on the case.

December 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Dog Whistle: “Omnishambles” edition

Listen above for our weekly chat on the the government’s early stumbles, the renewal of the war on Aunty, and name calling in politics. On this week’s Dog Whistle, Ed Butler, Paul … Continue reading

December 4, 2013

The first hundred days

It’s an Americanism, to be sure, but the idea that the first 100 days of a presidency (or in this case, a Prime Ministership/new government) is the most important has … Continue reading

November 28, 2013

The Dog Whistle: “Low, contemptible and disgusting person” edition

Listen above for our weekly chat on the the government’s broken promise/lie/weasel words around education funding, the continuing imbroglio with Indonesia, and defamation law. On this week’s Dog Whistle, Ed Butler, Paul … Continue reading

November 27, 2013

The Dog Whistle: “Reveal their secrets: Protect our own” edition

Listen above for our weekly chat on the the Indonesian fracas, the ICAC fracas and the Rob Ford fracas. On this week’s Dog Whistle, Ed Butler, Simon Copland and Kate Carruthers enjoy a … Continue reading

November 20, 2013

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