Former Tasmanian Senator Richard Colbeck could make a surprise return to Federal Parliament.
Tasmanian Senator and Senate President Stephen Parry announced yesterday that he may be a dual British citizen. If he is found to be a dual citizen, he will resign from his role, causing a Senate recount which would see Richard Colbeck reinstated as a Senator.
Brian Carlton talks to Richard Colbeck to find out what he thinks of the situation, and how he would feel about re-entering the Senate.
The AFL need to get their ‘big boy’ pants and deliver solutions to fix Tasmanian football, according to Senator Steve Martin.
In his first speech to the Senate yesterday, Senator Martin slammed the AFL’s response to Tasmania’s football crisis. He also mentioned the importance of education, and that he is proud to have set a High Court precedent with his election.
Senator Martin speaks with Brian Carlton about his speech, the AFL and his support for the Federal Government’s tax cuts for companies.
The five politicians booted from Parliament last week should pay back their wages, but it won’t happen, according to Senator Jacqui Lambie.
Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash, Malcolm Roberts, Scott Ludlam and Lariss Waters were found on Friday to be ineligible to sit in Parliament, due to their dual citizenship status.
Many citizens have called for the five to pay back almost $9 million in wages, comparing it to Centrelink clawback payments for those on welfare.
Brian Carlton speaks to Senator Lambie about the calls for the five to pay back their money. She also suggests that there will be a ‘turkey carve-up’ before Christmas, predicting both Turnbull and Shorten will face challenges within their parties.
Premier of Tasmania, Will Hodgman, says that if the public changes Government at the next State election, they'll be changing the direction of the state and not for the better.
The Premier joins Brian Carlton for his second last show of the year, and outlines the Liberal Government's economic performance as a key reason the party should be re-elected.
In a wide-ranging discussion, they talk about the Liberal Government's pledge to invest $35m in a Cradle Mountain Cableway, announcement of funding for the West Tamar Highway, the two new Spirit of Tasmania vessels, and the possibility of minority government after the next state election.
Conflict in Syria has highlighted concerns at the amount of fuel Australia has reserved, which is only enough to last 30 days.
The US, UK and France launched a joint strike on Syria over the weekend, as a signal against the use of chemical weapons. This action has led to concern of a broader, ongoing conflict, which may undermine Australia’s energy security.
The nation’s energy security is currently dependent on regional refineries and oil flows from the Middle East.
Brian Carlton speaks to Liberal Senator and Retired Major General, Jim Molan, about the strikes on Syria and our alarmingly low fuel reserves.
Former Senator Jacqui Lambie joins Brian Carlton in the studio for her usual Tuesday chat – but not before a run-in with the police on the way!
In a comprehensive discussion, Jacqui discusses Steve Martin’s Senate fate, Justine Keay’s citizenship, the arson at Tasmazia, the federal codeine upscheduling scheme and JLN policies – including their recently released education policy.
Should victims of crime have access to the superannuation of the person who committed the offence against them?
That’s what the Federal Government is arguing, with public submissions currently open on the new policy. A victim currently has the right to access a perpetrators assets, however there have been cases of wealthy offenders hiding their assets in their super.
Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, is in Tasmania today, and joins Brian Carlton to speak about the policy.
They also discuss the Government’s proposed tax cuts, criminal charges laid on big banks, Bill Shorten’s tax plans, and the taskforce to end the tobacco black market.
Free Range Friday encourages anybody to call in for the day, but it's not often the first cab off the rank is the Prime Minister!
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Stanley this morning, after spending the night in Smithton. He announces that the North-West will be one of nine regions in Australia to benefit from a Job Ready Generation Package, which will come in the form of agricultural skills.
The Prime Minster also speaks with Brian Carlton about My Health Record, which he compared to Apple's cloud system.
Tasmania is the jewel in the crown of Australia’s brand, according to Tourism Tasmania CEO John Fitzgerald.
Joining Brian Carlton live at Country Club Tasmania for the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania Conference, Mr Fitzgerald discusses the idea that Tasmania is a victim, in some ways, of Australia’s overall generic brand.
Listen to their extremely wide-ranging and comprehensive chat about tourism in Tasmania below:
Orthopedic sugeon, Dr Gary Fettke, was extremely surprised to find an email in his work inbox from Rebecca White and the Labor team touting their health policy.
The email, sent yesterday afternoon, comes days before the state election, and after the CEO of Tasmanian Health System (THS) allegedly told staff to not be involved with political commentary or discourse of any kind.
Tasmanian Health Service is leaking like a sieve. No protection for employees when the THS gives out internal email addresses to political parties days before an election. #politas#respectpic.twitter.com/xWMbXrWc2s