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239 – SA Election Night Of The New Dawn

239 - SA Election Night Of The New Dawn - The Adelaide Show Podcast

This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show was recorded as a live radio show on WOW-FM with the working title, SA Election Night Of The New Dawn. Well, at least we gave it that title after incoming Premier Steven Marshall’s use of the cliche in his victory speech.

Our panel included Robert Godden as OUR Antony Green aka Political Commentator, and Jim Manning as our producer.

Our guests inlcuded Nat Cook, incumbent ALP Hurtle Vale, Rick Neagle, dignity, was Kelly Vincent’s office manager but was standing for Hartley, Harriet de Kok, Greens candidate for Dunstan, and Michael Zannis, star all-rounder for Australia’s blind cricket team, who spoke about how blind people can now vote electronically instead of taking a friend along to vote for them.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a tea from Robert Godden’s The Devotea.

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about politics.

And in the musical pilgrimage … we reached for a Jimmy The Tree song from episode 179 because it just worked for our line up of songs with political messages.

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Running Sheet: SA Election Night Of The New Dawn

00:00:00 Opening

Jay Weatherill’s concession speech

Steven Marshall’s acceptance speech

00:00:00 The Adelaide Show on WOW-FM

The show follows now, as it went out live on WOW-FM. Enjoy.

Tonight’s show is very different. It was a live radio show and we had to play songs to maintain the typical WOW-FM Saturday night program. However, we are not licenced for playing such music on our podcast. So, if you’d like to hear the music, we have a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure.

Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:47:00 SA Drink Of The Week

1001 Nights by The Devotea … tasting notes.

01:59:00 Is It News?

Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.

News January 1927
Hatred of injustice and a desire to help the underdog have made me a rebel since childhood, confessed Mrs. Marie E. J. Pitt, poetess and Socialist, who arrived in Adelaide yesterday with the Pioneer Tours party from Melbourne. Mrs. Pitt has been associated with the Socialist movement in Melbourne since its infancy. Prior to that she was an enthusiastic worker for the Labor Party in Tasmania, where she was vice-presi dent of the Workers Political League. The pen was her principal weapon, and she wielded it to such good effect that her writings became known all over the island.
The amusing part was that until shortly before I left Tasmania no one knew that those articles in support of Labor principles were written by a woman, said Mrs. Pitt. Prejudice against women in politics is very strong. In fact, I had to fight almost as hard to gain, recognition from my own party as against my political opponents.

Daily Herald July 1910
The other day one of the judges was giving, his decision in an election petition pointed out that the unions can send any number of carriages and people into a constituency, can run a special train to
get them there, can use the men who drive them, and yet in no way breaks the law. The learned Judge by no means concealed his view as to the lack of merit of such a state of affairs, for he said
that it tended to favor the multitudes and those who are possessed of numbers and commonness rather than quality and intellect at the expense of the richer and more progressive man, however he
added significantly and with some regret, That is a matter for Parliament and not for the court. Of course, the judge was quite right. . It is not the fault of the judicial bench if the law is inadequate or out of dale. The lawmaker’s and not the administrators of the law are to blame.

Bunyip April 1930
No fewer than 20,223 electors— 12,187 in the Assembly, and 8036 in the Council — were virtually disfranchised at Saturdays elections, through failing to grasp the system. The Premier-elect (Mr. Hill)
says that Preferential Voting must be abolished, and he will take steps that such a farce cannot be perpetrated again. Mr. A. G. Cameron (Country Party) was even more denunciatory in his comments,
saying, Preferential voting is one of the most wicked things ever conceived, and my only hope is that those in the Liberal Party who were responsible for bringing it in -will -live -to regret it. The State
Returning Officer (Mr. O. H. Stephens) said the system was used for the election of the Senate, and as far as he knew in no other place in the world. Grave consideration would require to be given, to
the allocation of districts, with effective prohibition of gerrymandering tactics. The State is in the parlous position that 56 per cent, of its population resides within 10 miles of the G.P.O., and although the man on the land is accepted as the basis of all prosperity, his sparsity of numbers would create such huge districts that again Labour supporters would be in the majority with consequent return of their nominees.

01:16:10 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Sweet Sailing by Jimmy The Tree, selected for our musical curator, Todd Fischer.

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from 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.

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