COVID19 - “What would Curtin do?”


Manage episode 282880407 series 2832051
โดย Courtney Carthy, On The Job with Francis Leach, and Sally Rugg และถูกค้นพบโดย Player FM และชุมชนของเรา -- ลิขสิทธิ์นี้เป็นของผู้เผยแพร่ ไม่ใช่ Player FM โดยมีการสตรีมเสียงโดยตรงจากเซิร์ฟเวอร์ผู้เผยแพร่ กดปุ่มติดตามเพื่อติดตามการอัพเดทใน Player FM หรือวาง URL ฟีดนี้ไปยังแอพพอดคาสท์อื่น

We love a bit of alternative history here at On the Job.

This week, we ask the question - If legendary Labor wartime Prime Minister John Curtin was PM now, how would he have handled the COVID19 pandemic?

Curtin became Australia’s leader at the height of World War II as Australia faced the very real threat of Japanese invasion. He not only steered the country through the war, he also laid the foundation of the post-war prosperity that saw generations of working Australians lead better lives.

Francis and Sally sit down with the ACTU’s historian and the author of the new book, “Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin”, Dr. Liam Byrne, and ask the question - what would have been Curtin’s response to this new and very real crisis we face?

More about On The Job podcast

Need help with working conditions?

Call Australian Union Support Centre - 1300 486 466

About the hosts

Sally Rugg, Executive director at Australia - @sallyrugg

Francis Leach, ACTU - @SaintFrankly

Support the show:

See for privacy information.

22 ตอน