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ABC The Drum 14s
"The North Koreans want this. The South Koreans want this. President Trump, with his love of pageantry, wants this as well. My guess would be 20% chance we see a resumption in the next 6 months" on US-North Korea summit
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"At its core, from the beginning there was a major gap between what Donald Trump expected from this and what reality was" on the cancelled US-North Korea summit
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“All it was missing was, 'check here if you think I’m cute'. It’s not what you normally expect in high-stakes diplomacy” on Trump’s "junior high school love letter" to Kim Jong-un
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ABC The Drum 3h
.'s joining us tonight to discuss the stigma around abortion and her own experiences, in the wake of Ireland’s abortion referendum
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Jane Caro 7h
I am holding my breath for the women of Ireland. May you be afforded full human rights including autonomy over your own bodies & lives
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ABC The Drum 4h
Trump cancels US-North Korea summit; North says still open to resolving issues via
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ABC The Drum 4h
Replying to @abcnews @JaneCaro and 2 others
Joining Julia Baird on the panel: Jane Caro, Karen Middleton, Kate Eastman and Michael Jensen
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ABC The Drum 4h
Tonight ’s discussing Trump’s decision to cancel the US-North Korea summit w/ guest , Ireland’s abortion referendum , & Harvey Weinstein’s anticipated surrender to police
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ABC The Drum 23h
“There are a lot of women around the world suffering all types of discrimination because of their decision around maternity. I'm glad it's happened to because she'll won’t just break that glass, she'll put a nice big A straight through the middle of it”
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ABC The Drum 24h
“It’s such an outdated policy that needs a review. There should be no punishment for motherhood” on French Open's decision not to seed
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ABC The Drum 24h
“In terms of addressing the issue of housing, the local government's passed planning rules whereby in our area you can build a granny flat. It’s approved quite easily. So, there are granny flats popping up everywhere"
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ABC The Drum 24h
“We've got a housing crisis. There are not enough homes available in Aus to people on low incomes or social security. We are facing the situation where we are going to have working people that can't put a roof over their head - a class of working poor”
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ABC The Drum 24h
"Luke Foley represents one of the most multicultural seats in the country. He tried to have a nuanced political debate in a tabloid newspaper. That's his mistake, he's apologised for it and that's fine" Christopher Brown on "white flight" comments
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ABC The Drum 24h
“We don't need to have this debate, around how we settle new Australians & how we provide infrastructure for them, contaminated by blatant racism” on Luke Foley’s “white flight” comments
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ABC The Drum 24h
“Luke Foley used a disparaging comment to describe a situation. His big mistake was that he didn't apologise immediately, he went straight into defence. As a leader, he should have immediately acknowledged that he offended some people” on "white flight"
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ABC The Drum 24h
"It certainly doesn't seem to align with what Luke Foley was talking about today" on "white flight" comments
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ABC The Drum 24h
"'White flight' is an academic term, it refers to when middle class white people move out of an area when there has been an increase in non-white residents. The main cause is racism. It’s about white people not wanting to live in a diverse area"
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Luke Foley May 23
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ABC The Drum May 24
“This nonsense, that you can't have a by-election in school holidays, Bennelong’s was a few months ago in school holidays, there's been federal elections … it just doesn't pass the test and reeks of politics” on Super Saturday
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ABC The Drum May 24
“The date, July 28, was chosen primarily for politically mischievous reasons, and the Party is right to cry foul. It's a deliberate disruption strategy to torpedo Labor's National Conference” on Super Saturday
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