In an era of political disengagement

and media fragmentation

your story is our strength. 

 

A LABOR VOICE

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

 

POD ON THE HILL

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.

 

CAN TV 

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.  

 


Peta Murphy sensationally won the seat of Dunkley at the recent federal election.

She joins Toby to discuss her campaign, and the stunning legal career she built before entering politics. She also speaks candidly about her recent cancer diagnosis, which has struck for the second time, and how she's juggling her health with Canberra. An unmissable episode.

Jim Stanford is an economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work, based at the Australia Institute. Originally hailing from Canada, where he was Director of Policy at Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector trade union, he's also the author of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism.

Clare Burns spoke to Jim about how technology is changing work and the social and economic impacts of automation and artificial intelligence.

Clare O'Neil is the Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology & the Future of Work.

Clare Burns spoke to her about her passion for equality in education, her families love of books, and what working in the beating heart of American capitalism, the New York Stock Exchange was like.


Paul Hamer won the seat of Box Hill in a stunning result in 2018, remarkably, running his own campaign.

Toby Halligan speaks with Paul about how his family’s escape from the Holocaust has shaped his worldview, and why his work as a civil engineer has shaped his passion for infrastructure.

Shireen Morris is a constitutional lawyer, adviser to the Cape York Institute and was Labor’s candidate for the Federal seat of Deakin at the 2019 election.

Toby Halligan spoke to her about her work on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, why Labor was a natural fit for her, and how being on Neighbours compares with politics.

He's the Shadow Defence Minister, the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party and he loves Geelong.

We speak to Richard Marles about when Kardinia Park tops Disneyland, how his snow globe collection began and what shapes his thoughts on defence policy.

Simon Welsh is a political researcher who devotes his time to understanding voters’ motivations and what drives their decisions.

Nicola Castleman spoke to Simon about the Federal election result, how focus groups actually work, and which character in Hollowmen he most resembles.

John Kennedy’s remarkable win over John Pesutto, former Liberal MP and Shadow Attorney General, in the blue-ribbon seat of Hawthorn was one of the most stunning results from the 2018 State Election.

Conrad French spoke to John about the education system, his faith, the election result, and why a newspaper once mistakenly thought he’d captained a frigate.

Despite nursing a broken hip, and having just retired as the State Secretary of Ambulance Employees Australia - Victoria, Steve McGhie stepped up to run for the state seat of Melton at the 2018 election. The rest, as they say, is history.