We discuss a satirical satanist, humanism, the merits of a sugar tax and ancient Australian history in 92 minutes of podcast commentary.
1:10 Regarding the Ruddock Panel, we discuss a submission by Bernard Gaynor and the satirical submission of The Fist
15:07 Do we need Australia Day honours?
18:24 Should homeschooling be banned as it is in Germany?
25:30 Should vaccinations be mandatory? The Fist argues for the rights of the child. The 12th Man is wary of government interference in private lives.
33:16 This leads to a discussion about the liberal, socialist and evolutionary schools of humanism.
38:57 Assisted Dying in Qld
41:24 Another index which ranks countries
46:55 The top 1% of Australians own as much as the bottom 70%
49:41 Should we have a sugar tax?
1:10:45 In the aftermath of Australia Day we reflect on colonialism and the myth of the noble savage and whether he was a good custodian of the land.
The Fist has written his submission to the Ruddock panel
Vaccinations – should they be mandatory?
Ms Palaszczuk said she wanted to see how the Victorian legislation operated before taking any other steps.
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