Episode 85: Australia’s Ouster and Europe’s Rising Right

Good evening, listeners! We’ve got an excellent episode for you this week as Richard Aldous talks Australia with Tom Switzer and Europe with Charles Hawley.

First, former editor of the Spectator Australia and host of RN’s Between the Lines, returns to the show to discuss the recent ousting of prime minister Tony Abbott, an event he argues was precipitated by the former leader’s declining popularity amongst the Australian public. He also has a look at Australia’s approach to migrant policymaking, and how its strategies might be relevant to Europe, now in the middle of a refugee crisis.

Then, we welcome founding editor of Spiegel Online International Charles Hawley to the program to discuss the rise of the far-right in Europe. He argues that parties cut from that cloth have achieved significant success recently, and are benefiting from rejecting anti-Semitism and embracing Israel.

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Published on: September 22, 2015
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