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What’s it like slapping down the Prime Minister when he gets a bit snarky?

Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino answers that question on today’s Pod on the Hill.

And as Minister for Education, James discussed the devastating impact the Liberals had on the education sector and what the Labor Government has done since to repair the damage.

 

Former nurse, long-time activist and more recently ACTU President, Ged is now Labor’s candidate for Batman.
 
For most of our listeners, Ged needs no introduction. In fact, you might remember our chat with her last year.
 
And *spoiler alert*, she’s still pretty fired up about fighting inequality, schools funding, protecting workers’ rights and preserving Medicare.

To coincide with this weekend’s Women’s Big Bash League finals, the start of the AFLW season and the final round before the finals in the W-League we sat down with Freya to talk women in sport.

On this week’s episode Nicola Castleman sits down with writer Shane Maloney, the author responsible for the extraordinarily successful and entertaining Murrary Whelan series of novels.

Shane reflects on the changing Melbourne of his northern suburbs, the long and successful life of his books, and the pull of the detective novel on our collective psyche.

It’s Boxing Day and as we polish off the remaining scraps of turkey and ham, a great Melbourne summer tradition kicks off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground this morning, so who better to talk to today than former Labor federal staffer and current cricket journalist, Adam Collins?



Penalty rates, Lobster, Marriage Equality. It’s been a massive year for State politics and we thought we’d take a look back at the highlights.

 
So, for the last official Pod on the Hill for 2017, all of our regular presenters are throwing in their two cents' worth in our Annual State Politics Wrap.

On this week's episode Stephen Donnelly sits down with the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.

Jacinda took the reins of New Zealand Labour just seven weeks out from the general election and immediately had a momentous impact on the campaign and led Labour into a position to form a coalition government with NZ First and the Greens Party.

She talked about her ascendancy to leader, her treatment by the media during the campaign, the priorities of her government and her outrageous claims on Crowded House.

Stephen Donnelly sits down with economist and former Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai. He talks about growing up under communism, his elevation to lead his nation through the global financial crisis and the future of the European Union.

 

 

 

This week Nicola chats with her old boss Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects Jacinta Allan.