EXCLUSIVE: Yet another damning report has found former Liberal Party state leader and Melbourne Mayor, Robert Doyle, culpable for sexual harassment with calls now growing for the confirmed sleaze to lose the honorary awards and doctorates given to him, writes Gary Johnston.
This week on Renegade Radio we talk with Brian Robson – the author of ‘The Crate Escape’ – who joins us to discuss his bizarre and daring escape from Australia to London in 1965 via a small crate box and air mail. We also celebrate the international Stoner holiday of 4/20 while True Crime News Weekly’s deputy editor, Gary Johnston, also joins us to discuss the creeping religious Christian fundamentalism to be found within Australian politics as well as the latest dodgy shenanigans of Barnaby Joyce. With your hosts Serkan Ozturk and Chard Currie.
On this week’s episode of Renegade Radio we look into the growing rape and misogyny scandals surrounding Federal Parliament and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s decision to deport a 15-year-old kid back to New Zealand. We welcome our very first live studio guest in the form of novelist and lawyer, Miles Hunt, who joins us to discuss his latest novel, The Information Editor. We also feature an in-depth interview with Dr Monica Barratt, from RMIT’s Social and Global Studies Centre and one of Australia’s leading experts on drug use, and discuss moves by the Federal Government to give $15 million to a number of trials looking at the effectiveness of psychedelic drugs such as MDMA, LSD, Psilocybin and Ketamine to treat mental health issues. With your hosts Serkan Ozturk and Gary Johnston.
On our very first ever Renegade Radio talkback show on True Crime News Weekly we discuss issues such as the rape allegations facing Attorney-General, Christian Porter, and his defamation action against the ABC as well as the Women’s March For Justice protests held across Australia this week. This week’s episode also features an in-depth feature interview with investigative journalist Neil Mercer following the release of his new true crime book, Barrenjoey Road. With your hosts Serkan Ozturk and Chard Currie.
The well-known journalist, Osman Faruqi, has become the target of death threats from unhinged racists who called his personal mobile phone number to threaten him, after he expressed an opinion over social media that Coles reversing its ban on plastic bags at its supermarkets was “weird”.
Apartheid-era torture tactics are back in the spotlight after the South African government used social media to mock a political opponent who was grabbed by his balls by burly security guards as he was escorted out of parliament this month.
NOVEL EXCERPT: In his latest novel, ‘The Information Editor’, author and lawyer Miles Hunt imagines a world in the not too-distant-future where unbridled neoliberal greed and rampant technological authoritarianism have truly taken hold.