Award-winning sketch comedy troupe; The Golden Phung are back at the Fringe Festival with a delectable smorgasbord of brand spanking new sketches.
Originally a down-to-earth group from Adelaide, they seem to have lost all sense of morality and artistic integrity and have sold out, not their tickets, but their very souls! They’ve traded their joke books for cheque books, their yucks for bucks, their cavalier jests for caviar vests…
Roy Phung and Eddie Morrisson of The Golden Phung joined Bill Walter to tell us why they’re selling out!
More and more families are struggling to keep up with increasing costs of living, while welfare payments are being significantly reduced.
When you’re already struggling to pay your mortgage or rent, plus all of your utilities, the last thing you want to think about is what’s happening with water prices.
Water has been in the news again, first with prices expected to go up and then reports that they may be coming down, so Bill Walter had a chat with Mark Henley from Uniting Communities about what’s happening.
The 18th of January 2003 was a dark day for Canberra. The bushfires that had been burning for days, began to rage out of control. The flames quickly spread from the devastated national parks into the suburbs, destroying over 200 homes and leaving four casualties.
It was long speculated that the fires included a tornado, but it has just been proven that the fires actually caused a ‘fire tornado’.
In the wake of recent uproar and calls to ban live exports of sheep and cattle, there has been a new campaign to stop racehorses that are too slow, from being sold for dogmeat. These wasteful breeding practices used by the horseracing industry mean that over 10,000 horses are slaughtered in Australia every year.
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses has recently brought the issue to light in a bid to reduce the slaughter of healthy animals.
With over 130 fatalities and affected areas ranging from Haiti and Jamaica, all the way to New York and Canada, Hurricane Sandy was not only in the top five most destructive, but recorded as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record.
In its aftermath more than two million people in New Jersey were left without power and streets and subways in New York were completely flooded. Raising questions about whether climate change had any influence in causing the hurricane dubbed as “Frankenstorm”.
Bill Walter spoke to Matthew England from the University of NSW, the CCRC, and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate System Science, beginning the discussion with whether Hurricane Sandy was caused by climate change.