12 March 2024

PODCAST: The Hoot on spies, lies and Good Samaritans

| Genevieve Jacobs
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hoot logo with Shane Drumgold

The ACT Government has not changed its mind about the fate of former DPP Shane Drumgold. Photo: Screenshot.

It’s time to dissect the week with the Hoot, where David Murtagh and Genevieve Jacobs cast their eyes over spies and litigation, and how to fend off a(n alleged) robber armed with little other than a chip stand.

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In this week’s podcast, we begin with ASIO chief Mike Burgess, who – unlike spymasters of the past – loves nothing more than dropping a big fat hint.

The town is atwitter with rumours and scuttlebutt about who the traitor MP might be, but what was our chief spook really up to?

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There’s little doubt about what the many, many people tarred by contact with the Lehrmann/Drumgold matter are up to – they’re all suing each other.

More defamation action is in the pipeline, but who’s made the only sensible statement about the epic mess so far?

And if it seemed a crime was being committed and you could do something about it, would you?

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Several Canberrans have thrown caution to the wind and stepped in with startling results. But should we?

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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