Who said human rights can’t be funny – special Comedy Festival podcast

By Right Now Radio
Matthew Keneally and Toby Halligan, comedians at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Who said human rights can’t be funny?  The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has started and we speak to political comedians, Mathew Kenneally and Toby Halligan, about their upcoming shows Poly-Gobble and Political Asylum and  the interplay between humour and human rights.

For all your listeners out there, we have been given a special deal for the first week of Poly-Gobble.  All you have to do is use the password “rights” when you are purchasing tickets and you will get $5 off!  Also, there’s a buy one, get one free deal for the show on 10th April to the first two people who share this post or retweet the tweet!

Listen to the interview with Matthew Kenneally and Toby Halligan (20 mins).


Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.