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It all starts with one idea. Have you ever wondered how today’s top CEOs, business leaders and the people who work with the most innovative companies in the world found success? Join host George Davison as he explores the innovators that are shaping tomorrow’s world, today. For more information about the innovations and ideas changing tomorrow’s world, visit TomorrowsWorldToday.com.
 
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Ben Davison examines some of the history, the changing attitudes, the cultural impacts and the evolving community sentiment towards January 26th. Ben believes there is a need for change to "Australia Day"/"Invasion Day" if we are to have a day that celebrates modern Australia while recognising our complex and painful history. You can find more info…
 
Ben Davison looks at the recent polling showing a surge in support for Chris Minns and the NSW Labor party at the expense of Dom Perrottet's Liberal/National coalition government. Ben goes through why working people have had enough of the cuts, the costs and the waste during a decade of mismanagement by the Liberals. Also how unions are getting org…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison look at how Dutton is playing politics over The Voice to parliament, why he's playing a politically dangerous game and just how easy it is to find "the detail" he claims he cannot find. (Ben reads it out if you're interested Peter) Turns out gas appliances aren't great for our health, our environment or our wallets but, a…
 
Ben Davison explores how workers at the Mantle Group stood together in union against a sham agreement that saw hundreds of workers denied their proper wages. The Queensland and New South Wales based hospitality company continues to deny any wrong doing but the case is damning for the company (who might face criminal charges) and a win for workers. …
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison take a look at some of the big issues facing working people in the UK and the USA and find that there's an Australian flavour in conservative moves to strip worker's of rights. In the UK Rishi Sunak is trying to ban effective strikes and force people to cross picket lines with a law that one of his own MP's has called "sh…
 
Ben looks at how the dysfunctional Republican Party took a record number of ballots to finally elect the only candidate they had for speaker and why the next two years may be ungovernable for the Party that once saw itself as the "natural party of government". Peter Dutton has kicked on 2023 behind in the polls and desperate to find a pathway into …
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison return in 2023 by breaking down the collapse in support for Dutton's Liberal/National Coalition, why the post Gen X generations are not buying the culture wars and how the combination of material pain caused by insecure work, housing affordability & neo-liberal economics has joined the existential threat of climate change…
 
Ben Davison looks at Scott Morrison's performance at the Robodebt Royal Commission and isn't surprised to learn that Morrison has not regrets, is still pitting groups of Australian's against each other and is avoiding answering the questions. A terrible act of terrorism in Queensland have resulted in the deaths of three innocents and three suspecte…
 
Ben Davison looks at the Albanese Labor government announcement of an Environmental Protection Agency to improve our natural environment and meet the zero extinctions target. The national cabinet has agreed a new national energy policy to cap fuel input costs and reduce energy costs in 2023 for households and businesses. Ben explores how a decade o…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison sat down with NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns to discuss his campaign, why privatisation doesn't work, why his former school teacher dad inspires him to respect the power of education to change lives and what it will take to fix the gig economy, workers rights and local manufacturing. Join Van, Ben and the NSW Labor leader a…
 
Ben Davison starts by acknowledging our Buy me a Coffee supporters www.buymeacoffee.com/weekonwednesday and breaking down some of the achievements of the first six months of the Albanese Labor government. Ben talks about what's happened with Labor in power, Dutton's move to the political fringe and what we might see in 2023. With workplace reforms …
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison examine the historic censure motion against former Minister-for-Everything Scott Morrison and his entirely egregious response to it. They also discuss a refreshingly busy legislative week in the federal parliament, with Labor's IR bill and National Anti-Corruption Commission set to become law. While Australia steps into t…
 
Van Badham joins Ben Davison to give a deep dive on the Victorian state election. How the media narratives were so wrong, the death of the Menzian Liberal Party, the misinformation about the Greens, the quiet success of the Nationals and why Labor has so convincingly won. Tony Burke, the federal industrial relations minister, announced on Insiders …
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison RETURN to the podcast following the sad passing of Van's mum, Barb. With the Secure Work, Better Pay laws before the senate and Barb being a lifelong unionist Van and Ben pay tribute to her life by examining why David Pocock needs to pass the whole package of laws to get wages moving. And just what the laws really mean fo…
 
Ben Davison gives a brief update on the situation with Van and her Mum, thanking all The Week on Wednesday listeners for their support and solidarity. With Biden's Democrats set to retain the senate and pushing the house elections to the wire its been a good week for democracy. Ben also takes a look at the debate on the Albanese Government’s Secure…
 
Van Badham joins Ben Davison to discuss the issues that the October Budget has highlighted, how Insiders dealt with those issues and what is really happening with the Secure Jobs, Better Pay laws. With 29 of 33 OECD nations in structural deficit the issue of how we invest in our commonwealth, how we generate revenue from our productivity and resour…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison look at the Albanese Labor government's first budget, handed down by Jim Chalmers. They explore the three themes of keeping election promises, targeted cost of living relief and putting downward pressure on inflation interact with each other. They also take a look under the hood at some of the big six programs including s…
 
Ben Davison looks at the big investment's Jim Chalmer's has announced for pensioners, jobseekers, domestic violence, housing and indigenous organisations in the lead up to the budget. Angus Taylor went on Insiders and Ben tears apart the shadow Treasurer's ideological fantasy world. From giving power companies more profits to stopping working peopl…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison take a look at the Albanese government's soon to be introduced workplace laws that will remove pay secrecy, create a dedicated goal of gender pay equity, give the care and community sector its own pathway in the system and give workers more rights to collectively bargain. Predictably big business lobbyists are unhappy. Va…
 
Ben Davison takes a look at the Albanese government's paid parental leave policy and how it adds to the macro-economic policies designed to improve our economy and the economic outcomes for Australians. With business and unions engaged in the policy process now is the time to join your union at australianunions.org.au/wow and be part of reshaping A…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison do the Week on Wednesday LIVE at Melbourne Fringe! Complete with audience participation our hosts talk about tax cuts, neo-liberalism, Putin, Musk and good news about plastics coming out of the oceans! Enjoy this very special episode of The Week on Wednesday.由Ben Davison
 
Van Badham joins Ben Davison for The Weekend Wrap to discuss why Dutton's fantasies of improbable future wealth are not a good reason to keep stage three tax cuts- cuts that the Treasury advised were unaffordable if the budget was in deficit. Van and Ben discuss Dutton's Insiders interview which showed how little he's been prepared to change from t…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison open by looking at the sweeping reforms of paid family and domestic violence leave and enshrining an employers responsibility to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace that the union movement in Australia has won and how women leaders make societies, and social movements, better (you can join at australianunions.org.a…
 
Ben Davison gives his view on Mark Dreyfus big week appointing the first female majority High Court in Australian history, introducing the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to parliament and appearing on Insiders to explain why he thinks they've got the balance right on public hearings. Ben discusses the ups and downs of public hearings an…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison are relieved by the huge agenda of the Labor commonwealth government and do a deep dive on the National Press Club speech by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus. Sally's speech explores how we came to the economic situation we are in, what we can do about it and why unions are naturally inclined to work with others to solve our …
 
"We don't have policies, we are in Opposition, not in Government" Jane Hume Coalition Finance spokesperson on Insiders. That simple statement, which the plethora of anti-union policies on the Liberal website suggests in not true, sums up a lack of care, interest or genuine commitment to improving Australia from the Dutton led Coalition. Ben explore…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison examine the revelations that Scott Morrison held 739 cabinet committee meetings where he was the only member of the committee to avoid public scrutiny over his lack of genuine policies. Our hosts also offer solidarity to the workers who have been locked out, are taking action or have had to go on strike and encourage list…
 
Ben Davison makes the Weekend Wrap a "royal funeral free" zone and focuses on Insider's short coverage on the Reserve Bank's appearance at the parliamentary committee and the state of Australia's economy. The RBA admits that a lack of worker power has made wage cuts and profiteering possible while CEO's and executives claim huge increases for their…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison discuss how the latest industrial action on New South Wales' rail network is a worker provided win for commuters and a revelation about the New South Wales Liberal government's ongoing state of chaos. Remember you can join your union at australianunions.org.au/wow New data shows that record numbers of workers in Australia…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison discuss the big issues from the week in parliament, including the first climate legislation in a decade, family and domestic violence leave and the scrapping of the the multi-million dollar grant program to the governor-general's pet foundation, before the historic passing of Queen Elizabeth. Van and Ben - both republican…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison overcome their technology issues and meet online with Ben in Brisbane and Van back in Victoria. They discuss the ongoing corporate failure at Qantas, and a situation best described as an omnidirectional clusterJoyce. Meanwhile, Dutton's "Leftovers" on the Opposition benches have decided they now like workers, who themselv…
 
Ben Davison gives a breakdown of the Jobs and Skills Summit. Looking at the outcomes, the positioning, the deal making and the politics behind the biggest step change in how Australia's economy is set up since the Howard era. Australian Unions made huge progress towards multi-employer bargaining, tripartite decision making on the transition to net …
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison devote a BUMPER EPISODE to talking through: the modern Australian workplace ahead of Labor's Jobs and Skills Summit, the leadership of Sally McManus, Australian unions AND small business to get multi-employer bargaining back into the national discussion, and the *insane* suggestion of sending 13-year-olds into the workfor…
 
Ben Davison takes a look at the Morrison Inquiry's role in safeguarding our democracy, the Robodebt Royal Commission's role in safeguarding our social democracy and Sally McManus's ideas to get wages moving again. Start by joining your union at australianunions.org.au/wow The government has announced an inquiry into Morrison's shredding of democrat…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison breakdown the solicitor general's findings about Scott Morrison's shadow government of one, himself. There will be an inquiry and Morrison says's he'll participate but looks to be imposing conditions. Van explains how Morrison's conditions are a Trump tactic to shift blame and stall any real progress. As Labor's support s…
 
Ben Davison dives into the Morrison Modern Manufacturing Initiative Scheme that saw $828M handed out, including in five announcements during the election. Insiders had former Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce on for a car crash interview where between calling for modular nuclear power plants in every town he admitted he didn't confront or make public Morriso…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison try to unpack the Morrison secret shadow government as the full extent of his additional portfolios is exposed. While Morrison flatly denies any wrong doing most of the country thinks he should resign from parliament and that he has undermined democratic processes. Van and Ben breakdown what happened, why it is a problem …
 
Ben Davison reviews how Insiders failed to discuss one of the biggest political stories of the week; Scott Morrison SECRETLY making himself health and finance minister during the early stages of the COVID pandemic. Ben breaks down why Morrison might have done it, asks who knew and would Peter Dutton do the same if he gets the chance? Chris Bowen ga…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison breakdown why Peter Dutton has refused the invitation to attend the Jobs and Skills Summit at the same time his junior coalition partner and own shadow Treasurer are demanding an invitation. While the Liberals seem determined to call everything a "stunt" Labor's ministers are consulting with stakeholders from business and…
 
Ben Davison gives a wrap up of the "end of the climate wars" (its not really), the culture war being built to oppose the Voice, Dutton's union bashing and his nuclear folly. Don't forget to join your union at australianunions.org.au/wow (you know Dutton will hate it) With Paul Karp's Guardian piece exposing the "Pay to get paid" Uber platforms in t…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison give a quick update on the goings on at parliament (Aged care reforms, workers in the halls, cultural policy, a review of defence and attempts to claw back the "Workforce Australia" program) before jumping into how the economic establishment has gotten things so very wrong during the cost of living & inflation crisis. Wit…
 
Ben Davison looks at Prime Minister Albanese's Insiders interview from Garma where he outlined his plan for the constitutional referendum and the enshrinement of the indigenous Voice to parliament. How the Voice comes into being will depend on winning the referendum and Ben analyses the approach Albo is taking to make sure he wins the debate. The 1…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison take a look at why Anthony Albanese's government faces some significant challenges as the new parliament sits for the first time. Van and Ben discuss the emotional opening of parliament and why Labor's time in government, particularly under the current circumstances, is so important. With neo-liberal economic ideologues d…
 
Ben Davison examines Tony Burke's Insider's interview where he announced the end of the ABCC misusing taxpayer funds to persecute workers over union stickers, logos and flags. Minister Burke also discussed how some corporations are using "loopholes" to lower wages as an Age/SMH piece finds workers in union agreements are winning higher pay rises th…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison look at how John Barliaro has come totally unstuck as his former chief of staff testifies that the former NSW Nationals Deputy Premier created the New York trade position with every intention of taking the job himself. Tanya Plibersek has released the previous Morrison government's environment report which has some dammin…
 
Van Badham joins Ben Davison for a very special weekend wrap. Our hosts got married yesterday! In a small family ceremony at the beach where Van's father's ashes were put into Botany Bay, Van and Ben have tied the knot. But the news waits for no one. Albo's decision to reinstate paid pandemic leave payments for worker's who have to isolate shows th…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison look at the Albanese Government's announcement of a jobs and skills summit, who might be going, who thinks they are going, what it is supposed to achieve and why the Liberal Party is totally confused about what is happening. Australian Unions are positioning to have the summit fix our broken workplace laws, improve wages,…
 
In 20 minutes Ben looks at the resignation of Boris Johnson, who remains Prime Minister but is no longer the leader of the Tory party, the political upheaval in Sri Lanka as the President and Prime Minister resign following the citizens taking over the Presidential palace and the assassination of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe by a suspe…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison break down how the Liberal Party and their right wing media allies have attacked Albo doing his job promoting Australia's interests in Europe while they simultaneously forgot that Dutton is literally on holiday. Even NSW Liberal state Premier Dominic Perrottet has defended Albo saying the state and federal government had …
 
Van Badham joins Ben Davison for a special Weekend Wrap to discuss the rapid rebuilding of Australia's international reputation, the latest Per Capita report on systemic risks of contracting in the NDIS and Australia suffering our 10,000th COVID death. Albo and the Labor government have rapidly rebuilt Australia's international reputation with alli…
 
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