13 April 2024

PODCAST: The Hoot on Canberra United, housing brainwaves and poo (yes, poo)

| Genevieve Jacobs
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A working group’s aiming to raise $300,000 in two months to keep Canberra United playing. Photo: Canberra United.

This week’s podcast has all the highs and lows from local news – a sports team in desperate strife! A policy failure! And poo. (But we’ll get to that later – so hold on!)

Our Hoot hosts Genevieve Jacobs and David Murtagh start with the serious stuff.

The Canberra United football team is in dire financial straits although the sums involved are paltry for government or big business.

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The community is rallying behind the club, but how does the ask for Canberra United stack up against the payments the ACT Government makes to other sports?

READ ALSO ACT Government urged to ‘put our money where our mouth is’ with filing of 5000-strong petition for Canberra United

And you’ve probably heard – how could you not? – that we’re in the middle of a housing crisis. It’s hitting renters and first-home buyers. Is there a solution out there?

There is, if you ask the ACT Greens.

They’ve proposed building 10,000 public houses and a rent freeze and more besides, but despite the governing agreement, nobody else in the Assembly is on board. Are they serious or just engaging in some pre-election product differentiation?

We run the ruler over their plan to house Canberra.

READ ALSO ACT Greens’ legislation for two-year rental freeze and other housing changes, rejected

And finally, you might think politics and sport dominate the news, but that’s not the case anymore.

Listen carefully as David and Genevieve reveal what’s topping the Region news charts.

Also … what’s that smell?

The Hoot appears every week on Riotact and wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. Have a listen, tell us what you think and rate us.

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