The Lucky Country

The Lucky Country

Australia

Join Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute’s chief economist, as he tackles Australia’s most important political and economic issues in a new weekly podcast from Schwartz Media. This is an insider’s outside view, making sense of the country and where it’s headed.

Episodes

Episode 2: The economics of mental health  

This week's episode takes a close look at the economics and politics of mental health and, in particular, the way that some of our economic policies don't just make treating mental health more difficult, but actually contribute to causing it. To explore this, Richard interviews The National Mental Health Commissioner Dr Allan Fels AO, and finds out what the NDIS actually is and does, with NHMRC Research Fellow Dr Gemma Carey, and Eleanor Malbon.

 

News audio is courtesy of the ABC. 

Email us at: theluckycountry@schwartzmedia.com.au.

Episode 1: The Wizards of Oz  

On the first episode of The Lucky Country, host Richard Denniss is joined by journalist Laura Tingle and the founder of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown, to examine the myth of politicians "managing" the economy. Richard will also look at citizenship and population and Dick Smith's little Australia. Finally, he’ll introduce the first in a recurring segment, Public Servant X, where an anonymous former senior public servant draws back the curtain on how the country really functions.

 

News audio is courtesy of the ABC. 

Email us at: theluckycountry@schwartzmedia.com.au.

Introducing The Lucky Country with Richard Denniss  

Join Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute’s chief economist, as he tackles Australia’s most important political and economic issues in a new weekly podcast from Schwartz Media. This is an insider’s outside view, making sense of the country and where it’s headed.

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