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09 Mar 2021

Hack

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

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    Meet the Liberal leader tackling climate change

    The West Australian state election is being held this weekend, and the state's young Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup is breaking with his federal Liberal Party counterparts by urging greater action on climate change. Also, Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah and the Britney Spears documentary have shed light on the way women celebrities are treated by the tabloids. And, Victoria has announced it will set up a Truth Telling Commission to help reconciliation efforts with First Nations people.

  • Posted on 09 Mar 2021

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    Busting open racism in the Royal family

    Meghan Markle reveals that conversations were had about how dark her baby son's skin would be before he was born. Will this have ramifications for the Royal family and Australia's head of state, the Queen? On International Women's Day we speak to Elizabeth Broderick, former Sex Discrimination Commissioner and current United Nations special rapporteur for Discrimination against Women and Girls. Also, why the Young Australian of the Year Isobel Marshall wants to end period poverty. And, Tamworth had its first ever Mardi Gras event over the weekend, and young people who attended say it's a turning point for the community.

  • Posted on 08 Mar 2021

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    The Shake Up: MP rape allegation, crystal sex toys and post-pandemic Mardi Gras

    It's the Friday Shake Up and we're talking... Whether the MP rape allegations put young women off entering politics, what crystal sex toys say about the wellness industry, and how the Mardi Gras will look different this year. Join Hack's Avani Dias with ex-Young Nat Siobhan Blake and podcaster Rowdie Walden.

  • Posted on 05 Mar 2021

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    COVID safe check-ins used to hit on customers

    People are using COVID safe check-ins outside shops and restaurants to hit on customers and breach their privacy. Also, the family and friends of a woman who accused Attorney-General Christian Porter of raping her when she was a teenager want an independent inquiry held. A Sydney private school principal responds to thousands of sexual assault claims emerging as advocates push for better sex and consent education. And, British journalist Ioan Grillo talks about how cocaine is peddled by Mexican drug cartels all around the world, including down under.

  • Posted on 04 Mar 2021

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    Christian Porter denies rape allegation

    After days of speculation, Attorney-General Christian Porter has identified himself as the senior member of the Government involved in an alleged rape in 1988. He strenuously denies the allegation. On a special episode of Hack we look at why the Attorney-General identified himself, and what happens now for the Government and family of the alleged victim. We also look at how the internet may or may not have played a role in the MP stepping forward.

  • Posted on 03 Mar 2021

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