In an era of political disengagement

and media fragmentation

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The Community Action Network is empowering thousands of Victorians to speak up and share their inspiring Labor story online and offline.



Keeping the light on the hill one podcast at a time. Pod On The Hill is the official weekly podcast of Victorian Labor that give voice to our MPs and supporters. Join us every Thursday for an in depth conversation. Available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and your favourite podcast app.



See how our volunteers are bringing positive change to our communities, one house at a time through CANtv. It’s the Community Action Network YouTube channel for our CAN volunteers.  


Stephen Donnelly is joined by the AWU's Ben Davis following last week's raid by the Australian Federal police on his union office.

Ben gives a detailed account of the raid on his West Melbourne office, the political motivations behind the raid and the murky collusion and amateurish cover-up by a conservative government desperate to not talk about itself.

Conrad French spoke with Senator Sam Dastyari about his experience coming to Australia, the migrant identity, the 2005 Cronulla riots and discusses his successes and controversies in politics.

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Who are Millie, Grant and Tash? A Trades Hall campaigner at the Young Workers Centre; a letter-boxer who was once too shy to talk to voters; and a young person whose family home was compulsorily acquired for the dud East-West Link - they've all got a different reason for campaigning for Labor's Clare Burns in the Northcote By-Election.

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Stephen Donnelly is joined by Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews to discuss the Northcote by-election, renter's rights, a fragmented media market, his pathway into politics, his love of golf and Midnight oil. WARNING: Game of Thrones spoiler alert towards the end.

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Stephen Donnelly sits down with former minister in the Blair and Brown Labour governments - Peter Mandelson to discuss his time at the centre of British politics his role in the Neil Kinnock campaign in 87, the rise of Tony Blair and New Labour, the war in Iraq, the impact of Brexit on Britain and Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.


On this week's special AFL episode Nicola Castleman is joined by Kate 'Carn the Crows' Ellis and Lizzie 'Yellow & Black' Blandthorn to preview Saturday's blockbuster AFL Grand Final between the Adelaide Crows and the mighty Richmond Tigers. Kate and Lizzie share their respective passions for Adelaide and Richmond, they discuss the success of the AFLW, sport and politics, and their highest and lowest moments as footy fans.

Now that the dust has settled following the amazing efforts by UK Labour at the June general election, Conrad sits down with Welsh Labour Secretary Louise Magee to debrief on the election result and where to from here for our British Labour cousins.


We discuss the enormous task of continuing the legacy of the late Fiona Richardson, Clare’s childhood adjusting from country to city life, her work as a Speech Pathologist, why she loves her Northcote community and the issues that are driving people in the inner-north.


On this week's episode Nicola discusses the Marriage Equality Plebiscite with Rainbow Labor members Megan Berry, Sarah Cole and Peter Boyle, how they deal with homophobia and what the plebiscite is doing to their community.