Economist Richard Denniss of the Australia Institute on the economic “virtue” of the first Abbott budget

With even Clive Palmer criticising the recent budget as “for the lobbyists and Liberal donors” there is much to discuss and be concerned about in the Abbott government’s first budget.

For a discussion on the economic level we speak to Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute for some of his analysis.

Perth Indymedia 19th May full show – featuring Alex Bainbridge, Richard Dennis, Amelia Hicks

With even Clive Palmer criticising the recent budget as “for the lobbyists and Liberal donors” there is much to discuss and be concerned about in the Abbott government’s first budget.

For a discussion on the economic level we speak to Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute for some of his analysis.

The NSW government’s suspension of Metgasco’s licence at Bentley in the Northern Rivers of NSW has lifted spirits across Australia.

We speak with Amelia Hicks, convenor of Gasfield Gree Balinor Shire and cofounder of Girls Against Gas on this important victory.

The release last week of a budget which breaks almost every Liberal election promise, prompted strong opposition on the streets of our major cities. We spoke to Perth March in May organiser Alex Bainbridge about the march itself, and plans for future organising.

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani on Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century’

Earlier this year, French economist Thomas Piketty released his book ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century’ in English, to wide acclaim. In it, he argues that inequality is rising, and reaching levels not seen since the early 20th century. To get some perspective on these writings, we spoke to Professor Fabrizio Carmignani from Griffith University.

26th August #wikileaks #vulturecapitalism #troubadourextraordinaire

More on the Wikileaks preference saga, Gerry Georgatos, number one Senate candidate for the Wikileaks Party, and the man at the centre of this huge controversy.

In response we have Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and his take on how things might play out in the WA Senate race in the context of the Wikileaks-Nationals bombshell.

Freelance journalist & author Antony Loewenstein about his new book, Profits of Doom: How Vulture Capitalism is Swallowing the World.

Also very special guest joining us live in the studio, radical American folk singer David Rovics.