With the exception of South Australia, every state of Australia has had a female Premier, all of whom have represented the Australian Labor Party.

Tonight, our special guest is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister For Health, Leesa Vlahos.

Leesa shares her journey to politics and belief in her role in the political process and along the way we learn of her influences and challenges.

Leesa has also provided the SA Drink Of The week.

Later in the show, she’ll be asked to robe up and be a guest judge in The Adelaide Visa Council.

Given we are in the hallowed halls of parliament, Nigel has pulled together a politics-themed IS IT NEWS

George Inglis has his thought for the week.

Our music this week is from Kylie Brice Trio – Journey To Myself

In the MADE TO MOVE MINUTE, Max Martin discusses food for humans: the food industry’s experiment with a dodgy ethics department.

And David Washington from In Daily will start the show with the midweek news wrap, Talk Of The Town.

More details and timecodes below.

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00:00:00 Outtake
 Frozen interest rates
00:00:29 Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:38 Talk Of The Town
David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.
00:06:22 SA Drink Of The Week
Nature’s Step Organic Wild Fermented 2011 Chardonnay by Light’s View Wines. Tasting notes.
00:12:53 Made To Move Minute
Max Martin and/or Dr Nathan Harten from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions, Norwood, present a thoughtful minute for pondering more ways and reasons to get moving and improve your health.
This week: Food for humans: The food industry’s experiment with a dodgy ethics department.
00:16:32 Leesa Vlahos MP
Leesa was first elected to South Australian House of Assembly in the March 2010 election as the Member for Taylor. She currently holds office as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister For Health and assists in a range of portfolio areas. Tonight, we cover life in politics, differing views on The Repat, women in parliament, and a range of other topics from music on a walkman to abseiling.
00:57:37 Time To Think
Reflections about our society by self-confessed policy wonk and public transport user, George Inglis.
01:01:15 Is It News?
Nigel does his best to present three headlines (one real one and two he’s made up) from a South Australian publication – old or new – and the team has to guess which is the authentic news story.
The Adelaide Visa Council

Three Twitter users are before the Adelaide Visa Council again this week, due to their public utterances about Adelaide on social media:

Tim Lea – @timjleatl – Visa granted

Chris Purcell ‏@chrispafc4eva –  Visa granted

Reygt @reygt1 – no case to answer

01:28:30 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week, Kylie Brice Trio – Journey To Myself, suggested by Adrian Miller from the Radio Adelaide Monday night music program, Songcatcher.
01:38:30 Outtake
 Leesa’s stamp

Here is this week’s preview video:

The Adelaide Visa Council full session

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.