6 November 2023

PODCAST: The Hoot on nightclubs, footballers, community councils and paying more tax

| Genevieve Jacobs
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Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton face the media after having their charges dismissed. Photo: Albert McKnight.

We all know what happens when two footballers out on the town are involved in an incident at 2 am, right?

Maybe not, as it turns out. When Raiders’ stars Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton were arrested after allegations of a nightclub brawl, many presumed the outcome was clear – until the case actually landed in court.

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This week on The Hoot, David Murtagh and Genevieve Jacobs dissect the deeper layers of this strange turn of events.

And how do you feel about paying more tax? Former Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary Dr Mike Keating reckons the government must be bold and bump up our contributions for the good of the nation.

READ ALSO Former head of public service tells government to raise taxes

So, is it true that there’s no real connection between GDP, growth and the rate of tax you pay? And is growth the only measure of economic success?

And, if you’re a longtime Canberran, how do you feel about your local community council. Hang on , let’s start that again: Did you know that you had a local community council ?

READ ALSO Woden Valley Community Council president eyes struggling Weston Creek body

As various western Canberra councils mutter about dark plots and takeovers, we discuss the value of Canberra’s awkward compromise between shire councils and self government.

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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