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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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The Shakeup: The PM’s texts, voter ID and launching relationships on social media

Nov 26 • 30:00
It's the Shake Up and we're talking…

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese accusing the PM of lying about his 2019 trip to Hawaii, proposed voter ID laws excluding young Aussies and First Nations people, and announcing relationships on social media.

Join Hack's Avani Dias with former Bachelor contestant and host of the politics podcast 'In the House and In the Senate' Alisha A...

A bill against “cancel culture”

Nov 25 • 30:00
Three years after it was announced, the PM has finally introduced a controversial religious discrimination bill in parliament.

He believes people of faith need more protection under the law, but there are concerns that LGBTQI+ students and teachers could be worse off.

Plus, Yorta Yorta-Gunditjmara singer Isaiah Firebrace has presented his petition for Aboriginal history to...

Uber for weed

Nov 24 • 30:00
Food delivery services are making moves to cash in on Canada’s multi-billion dollar recreational weed industry.

Meanwhile… meet the young Aussie who says he got fired from his job after his bosses discovered he used medicinal cannabis

Australia’s listed white supremacist group The Base as a terrorist organisation, making it a criminal offence to be a member.

Plus, new resea...

Chaos in Canberra

Nov 23 • 30:00
It’s the last sitting week of parliament for the year, and things are a bit chaotic with fights over the Religious Discrimination Bill, mandatory vaccinations and a federal anti-corruption commission.

Meanwhile the government also put forward a controversial bill to make it compulsory for people to show IDs when casting a vote. But the requirement risks excluding young Au...

Where’s all the male birth control?

Nov 22 • 30:00
Sick of all the side-effects from taking the birth control pill, a German inventor has created a new form of contraception for men that uses ultrasound to temporarily immobilise sperm.

Protestors are marching across a town in America’s midwest after teenager Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of killing two Black Lives Matter activists last year.

Plus, a remake of The C...

The Shakeup: Unpaid overtime, unusual names and voice notes on dating apps

Nov 19 • 30:00

Healing trauma with whispers and clicks

Nov 18 • 30:00
You know those first few weeks and months of a really painful breakup? When you can’t eat, sleep or stop crying?

Imagine if in those moments you had a voice in your ear whispering ‘I love you’ and telling you how special you are. Except those words aren’t coming from your ex, but from a stranger on the internet.

When the pandemic kicked off and heaps of Australians lost wor...

The pandemic’s worst case scenario

Nov 17 • 30:00
Community members have long warned that overcrowding, misinformation and a lack of communication in Aboriginal languages means those communities are left vulnerable in the pandemic.

Now the Northern Territory has recorded 19 cases, and they’re all young Aboriginal people. How did we get here?

A survey has revealed Aussies have done eight weeks of unpaid work on average dur...

Young people are suing NSW police

Nov 16 • 30:00
Splendour in the Grass is the country's biggest music festival, but over the last few years more young people have spoken up about the disturbing ways they were stripsearched by NSW Police at the event.

In most cases, no drugs were found. Now they’re taking the cops to court.

Meet the young Aussie who's created an environmentally friendly and cheap sanitary pad out of bana...

Can voice notes establish chemistry?

Nov 15 • 30:00
Hinge has become the first dating app to introduce voice prompts and memos, to help you figure out if you have chemistry or ‘The Ick’.

Plus, the biggest climate change meeting in the last decade has ended with a global pact to phase ‘down’ coal, instead of phasing it out altogether.

Live guests:
Dr Cate Madill, speech pathologist and researcher at Sydney Uni’s Voice Researc...

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