Saturday 24 February 2024

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The magazine of the Public Service Association of NSW and the Community and Public Sector Union (NSW Branch)

Backchat

Backchat

Come for news and views you won’t find in the Daily Telegraph.

This radio program on Sydney station FBI manages to present news with a youth focus, yet without adopting a patronising tone so prevalent in similar podcasts.

Labelled as “your alternative to talkback”, programs are presented from a progressive viewpoint, not shying away from issues such as Australia Day and queer sexual health.

From an industrial relations viewpoint, Backchat covers issues such as working from home, the gender pay gap and digital overload.

Stories range from the local, such as how parking permit systems hit renters, to the international, such as Indonesia’s morality clampdown.

The station’s reputation and reach to younger listeners means it has no difficulties attracting MPs such as Alex Greenwich and Penny Sharpe eager to get their message to voters who eschew mainstream media.

Presented by young, ethnically diverse presenters, the Backchat podcast is a great way to keep up with the program without turning the dial on Saturday mornings.

It is highly recommended for young listeners, as well as those eager to get a more left-wing spin on the news issues of the day.

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