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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.

 

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It is ANZAC day next week, and a time to reflect on Australia's military past. On Pod on the Hill Nicola found out how Jean McLean helped start a nation-wide movement to oppose the Vietnam War and conscription.

This week on Pod on the Hill our guest is member for Narre Warren North and Minister for Ports, Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan.

In a wide-ranging conversation, we talked of Luke’s childhood in Italy, how his commitment to social justice developed and what the Fitzroy Football Club's destruction meant to his family.

We also discussed what it was like returning to Parliament having lost Government, the phenomenal number of projects that he is working on across Victoria and how our opponents are putting in jeopardy Victoria’s future.

Last Good Friday the Victorian Liberals set a new standard for hypocrisy, deceit and outright bastardry that undermines the very fabric of our democracy.

On this week’s episode we spoke with with Upper House Government Whip Jaclyn Symes who saw it all unravel.

 



This week we continue the International Progressive series of interviews with the inspirational Ignacio Noguerol.
Ignacio is a neighbourhood co-coordinator in Argentina for the Argentinian Socialist Party, Partido Socialista.

This week after a massive win on Saturday evening in Batman, I spoke to Ged Kearney as the newly elected Federal Member for Batman.
 
When she took the stage in Thornbury on Saturday night in front of over 700 Labor supporters - the room went wild. Listen to discover the path she and the Labor campaign forged to chalk up this historic-against the odds victory.



Kristina spoke about growing up in Ohio, her feminist awakening, the Catholic Church, the importance of sport for women and what drives her in the Senate.

She also reflected on her time as NSW Premier and the fragmentation of media and politics.

Tom talks about growing up in the Republican heartland of Nebraska and his entry into Democratic politics He discusses his time working on Howard Dean’s Democratic primary campaign and the impact it had on future campaigns; why the Democratic Party needed restructuring; the problems associated with Obama’s success and are progressives building for success at the crucial mid-term elections in November.

For this week's episode, the Pod On The Hill team flew up to Sydney to attend the International Progressive Campaign Forum in Sydney - a meeting of campaign activists from progressive, social democratic and labour parties from across the globe – and sat down to record a series of interviews.

We kick off this series of Podcast’s with Dr Mike Moffat from the Canada 2020 - Canada’s leading independent progressive think tank.

On this week's episode of Pod On The Hill, I caught up with Kwesi Chappin from the Color of Change.

Colour of Change is the largest online racial justice organisation in the United States and Kwesi is the Political Director.