In this first episode we introduce who we are and what we are about. We share a little of our own background of community work and what we hope to achieve with this initiative. In the substantive part of the program we take a closer look at the 2016 Federal Election – the results, the implications of a fractured Senate and the rise of far right candidates, in particular Pauline Hanson and One Nation.
We also touch on the issue of political activism and engagement and the role of community leaders in that process.
In the second part of the program we look briefly at the Chilcott Inquiry into the Iraq invasion and the implications of its findings. We consider what correlations there are for Australia’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq war and the subsequent chain of events that have transpired. In this discussion we touch briefly on the issue of Isis and terrorism.
Hosts: Ghaith Krayem and Almir Colan