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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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In the final week of the campaign, Stephen Donnelly sits down with Labor's Clare Burns to catch up on the tight contest in Northcote as she makes the final push towards election day. Clare reflects on the campaign so far, the amazing people she has met, the important issues she’s campaigned on and the less important ones like Fake Vegan and Secret Cat that preoccupy our opponents time.

On this week's episode, Member for Richmond Richard Wynne and Secretary of Residents for Victoria Street Drug Solutions, Judy Ryan, join Nicola to discuss the Andrews Labor Government’s planned trial of a safe injecting facility in North Richmond.

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.