19 September 2023

PODCAST: The Hoot on public servant voices, Liberal electoral chances and a heartwarming tale

| Genevieve Jacobs
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Should public servants be seen and not heard? Not officially. Image: Jorm Sangsorn.

With the Voice vote fast approaching, if you’re a public servant, you might be wondering what your rights and responsibilities are. Do you want to join a protest, raise a sign or raise your voice but fear the consequences?

As always, this week’s Hoot podcast has the answers.

Hoot co-host David Murtagh used to be a public servant (now he serves the public as a Region sub-editor) and has some thoughts, as well as what really happened to old Frank and Fearless.

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READ ALSO You’re a public servant with a view about the Voice? That’s great, let’s hear it

And a correction – of sorts. Last week, we pondered the Liberal Party’s chances of winning the next ACT election, scheduled for 2024. Dave did some maths and it doesn’t look good (although there’s some good news for Zed Seselja in the data!)

But if it’s mathematically impossible for Elizabeth Lee’s crew to triumph, whose fault is that? Is it possible they could fall even further or could they be saved by the hand of the Almighty?

And if you missed this one, go back and read it now: CBR Brave superfan Emma Easton lost her life to a rare form of cancer. But before she died, some wonderful things happened that proved when you really love a club in Canberra, it might just turn out they love you too.

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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