29 August 2023

PODCAST: The Hoot on electric buses, a sexual assault court and the horror of Book Week

| Genevieve Jacobs
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Is light rail the way of the future for Canberra? Ross and Genevieve dive in. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

The Hoot is here, and this week Ross and Genevieve tackle the big issues for Canberra – proposals for a new court, alternatives to light rail and what on earth to do about Book Week.

Light rail is proceeding apace across the bridge as major disruptions loom for one of Canberra’s most important arterial routes. Would we have been better off choosing something other than light rail, given we still don’t know the full costs or environmental impact?

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In the messy wake of the Lehrmann matter, there have been suggestions that the ACT should have another look at how we manage sexual assault allegations in the courts.

Could a specialised court solve some of the issues around low conviction rates? Does the system need fixing? Or is the problem in the way individuals approach it?

And finally, the words that send a shudder down the spine of most parents – Book Week.

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Did you plan a costume the night before? No. Can you throw something together in a couple of hours? Not likely. Will your child once again be wearing a striped t-shirt, someone’s old glasses and a name tag reading ‘Wally’? Well, yes, along with at least six other kids in their class.

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