Ryan Smith MP - Victorian Legislative Assembly

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Ryan Smith MP - Victorian Legislative Assembly

1 Hour 15 Minutes

Ryan Smith MP was first elected Member of Parliament for Warrandyte District in 2006. Before entering Parliament, his career spanned 18 years in the financial markets working for a number of Australia’s leading institutions including the Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, BP Finance and Pacific Dunlop.

Ryan represents the suburbs of Park Orchards, Warrandyte, North Warrandyte, South Warrandyte, Warranwood, Donvale, East Doncaster, Wonga Park and parts of Ringwood North. In addition to serving as Victoria’s Minister for the Environment and Minister for Youth Affairs during the Baillieu/Napthine governments, Ryan has held Shadow Ministerial roles covering Industrial Relations, Roads and Industry.

He is currently the Shadow Minister for Energy, Renewables & Resources and Shadow Minister for Manufacturing & Innovation.

Steve McArthur MP (retired) on Recall Elections

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Steve McArthur MP (retired) on Recall Elections

1 Hour 2 Minutes

Steve McArthur is a former Australian politician in the Victorian Legislative Assembly (1992-2002). He currently serves as a board member for the Community Advocacy Alliance and is passionate about preserving democracy in Victoria through the introduction of ‘recall elections’.

Political Psychology Series Episode 12 - Damian Coory

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Political Psychology Series Episode 12 - Damian Coory

1 Hour 26 Minutes

Damian Coory had an extensive career in broadcast journalism in newsrooms around Australia including the ABC, Network Ten, Triple M, and 3AW Talkback radio before specialising in public relations.

For decades Damian worked from Hong Kong and became one of the most sought-after speakers and experts in public relations and crisis management.

He now hosts The Other Side podcast – a regular look at the news from a centrist perspective.

Political Psychology Episode 11 - Alexandra Marshall

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Political Psychology Episode 11 - Alexandra Marshall

1 Hour 22 Minutes

You may have already read or watched Alexandra Marshall in The Spectator Australia, SkyNewsAustralia, The Good Sauce, Penthouse Australia, The Other Side Australia, and Caldronpool.

A prolific writer, Alexandra is also a Young Ambassador for the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACM) and a political tragic spending endless hours analysing the political trends of Twitter.

She joined me in conversation from the family farm in northern NSW.

Political Psychology Series Episode 10 - John Loeffler

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Political Psychology Series Episode 10 - John Loeffler

1 Hour 37 Minutes

John Loeffler’s career in broadcasting has spanned more than 50 years and includes radio and television positions at local and network levels, most of which have been in news and talk radio.

He has hosted the ‘Steel on Steel’ radio news/talk/interview program since 1990, covering the relationship between economics, politics, and religion.
John grew up in post-war Germany and North Africa as well as the US. He speaks Spanish and German proficiently, and has degrees or minors in broadcast communications, linguistics, psychology, philosophy and theology, and is an instrument-rated pilot.

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