Trans-Tasman Talk Ep.9 - Cup Crackers / Guy Fawkes Special
Presented in association with The Unshackled. Trans-Tasman Talk (TTT) is hosted by Tim Wilms from Melbourne and Dieuwe de Boer from Auckland. The show debuts every Tuesday at 9pm New Zealand time and 7pm Melbourne time. Episodes are broadcast live on Youtube via Right Minds, The Unshackled, and The BDF.
After a few technical difficulties that led to a late start, Tim and Dieuwe dug into the ethics of the Melbourne Cup, why the woke elites love it so much, and they also reflected on the end of the Rugby World Cup and England's fine for their response to New Zealand's haka.
It was also the annual celebration of Guy Fawkes' failure to blow up King James I's Protestant Parliament, and while most of the commonwealth remembers it by the right name, in Australia it's known as "Cracker Night".
NZ's Justice Minister, Andrew Little, has been accused of establishing a Ministry of Truth over the euthanasia referendum that he says will combat "misinformation" — both sides of the debate have criticised it harshly. NZers will likewise get to vote on legalising weed at the next general election. For a change, both will be binding. Australia is still deciding on the wording for its next referendum to amend the Constitution to recognise aboriginal peoples, and one appointment to an advisory position has raised eyebrows.
In Australia, "pregnant people" can get abortions, but that debate is also raging in New Zealand with feminists clashing with trans-activists on the need for "inclusive" wording around who should be allowed to kill their babies. The current bill still refers to pregnant women.
The usual Marxist groups have continued protesting coal mining in Australia, with Scott Morrison responding by proposing a ban on secondary boycotts. The ABC interviewed a woman who wants to kill a million men to destroy the patriarchy. The Hong Kong protests in Auckland saw a group of foreign students in PLA uniforms goose-step down the road with the Chinese flag. "Antifa" was nowhere to be seen when faced by the presence of actual fascists. The PLA Navy has a warship docked in Wellington to training exercises in the Cook Strait.
In Australia there have been talks of removing welfare from those prosecuted in violent protests, and the New Zealand National Party has adopted a "no jab, no pay" stance for parents and want to remove welfare from gang members who can't prove they have no other income. Natioanl have selected a former Air NZ CEO, Christopher Luxon, to run in Botany — a safe National seat currently held by a defector.
NZ First MP Shane Jones features weekly on the show due to his controversial comments and actions. This week he told immigrants to "get on the next plane home" if they didn't like NZ's immigration policies. The government has recently tightened the requirements for Partner Visas and the Indian community has complained it's racist against arranged marriages.
Tim played a long 2-minute video of Jacinda's accomplishments, most of which involved spending more money or claims that were not entirely true.
In Australia, the inquiry into historic abuse in aged care has wrapped up. Scott Morrison was also at a summit in Asia and claimed that Australia and China would not attempt to interfere in each other's domestic policies — a promise that may not be kept by either side.
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