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Hack brings you the stories that matter to young people. Every weekday host Dave Marchese and the triple j Hack team cover the latest news, politics and culture from all around Australia.

2506 - Why politics is all about 'stopping the boats' again
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  • 2506 - Why politics is all about 'stopping the boats' again

    Last week, 39 asylum seekers were found wandering the streets of Beagle Bay, a remote town in northern WA. Now the men have been sent to Nauru for offshore processing and it’s reignited political debate about boat turnbacks and Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum. Plus, how are up and coming musicians meant to crack the regional market? For some bands, touring regional Australia's gotten too expensive, but for others it's been an essential part of their rise to the top. And new Aussie research has uncovered a supermassive black hole that eats one sun every day to become the brightest object in the universe. Guests: Dr Daniel Ghezelbash, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales Simone Schinkel, CEO, Music Victoria Samuel Lai, researcher, Australian National University

    Tue, 20 Feb 2024 - 30min
  • 2505 - Did hope for Russia's future die with Alexei Navalny?

    Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s biggest rival, is dead. It has world leaders pointing the finger at the Russian president, saying he’s behind it.  Plus, men make up only 3% of the early childhood workforce. So why is the rate so low? And community-led run clubs are having their moment. From central Queensland, to Brisbane, to Sydney, a whole lot of people are gathering to jog with friends or strangers, and experts say it's doing a whole lot of good for our bodies and our minds.  Guests: Matthew Sussex, expert in Russian foreign policy, Australian National University Dr Martyn Mills-Bayne, senior lecturer in early childhood education, University of South Australia

    Mon, 19 Feb 2024 - 29min
  • 2504 - The Shakeup: RIP regional festivals, time in loo and love on the political spectrum

    Groovin the Moo cancelled its run of regional festivals after low ticket sales while Taylor Swift is about to play to the biggest crowd in Australian history. Aussies want to see live music but habits are changing, so can anything be done to save the music scene outside of the big cities?  Plus, call centres timing toilet breaks is only the beginning of the micromanagement nightmare.  And do we care about the PM's engagement? Host Dave Marchese is joined by journalist and presenter Elfy Scott and culture producer Michael Sun

    Fri, 16 Feb 2024 - 30min
  • 2503 - Could conscription make a comeback?

    With a growing number of countries at war, experts in Australia have been discussing how to best protect our country.  So, could mandatory conscription be on the cards for young Australians? Plus, a motion urging the US and UK to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to return to Australia passed federal parliament this week. We speak to his brother Gabriel Shipton ahead of a potential High Court hearing in the UK about Julian's case.  Guests: Gabriel Shipton, human rights advocate and brother of Julian Assange John Blaxland, professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, Australian National University

    Thu, 15 Feb 2024 - 27min
  • 2502 - Groovin The Moo pulls the pin on 2024 festivals

    Groovin the Moo says it's been forced to cancel its 2024 festivals after low ticket sales, just a week after they went on sale. Also, how long is okay for a wee at work? One government agency is allegedly timing its staff's toilet breaks.... Plus, Independent Senator David Pocock drops by to talk us through his proposed changes to the indexation of HECS-HELP debts.  And the last Liberal government in the country, Tasmania, has called an election, a year earlier than needed.

    Wed, 14 Feb 2024 - 30min
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