Cannabis, Corruption and Council Elections With Anthony Bull | Friendly Aussie Podcast – Episode 14

Our Interview With Anthony Bull

Heading into the 2020 Elections, our podcast is getting pretty political… this is true for our fourteenth episode of the Friendly Aussie Podcast, which goes deep down that rabbit hole. We conduct a sit-down discussion with a Candidate for the upcoming elections in Division 2 in Ipswich, Anthony Bull. Anthony is a member of the “Liberal Democrats’ Ipswich Group” – closely affiliated to the right-libertarian political party of a similar title.

We give him an opportunity to articulate his plans for Ipswich – including reviews of the City Council budget – in light of recent corruption scandals that led to the dissolution of the entire Ipswich Council, and the Indictment of the Lord Mayor. Together, we delve into the murky practices of the Queensland councils, and stumble again and again upon the topic of accountability. The three of us share our insights into what conditions we think allow for a broader lack of accountability in government – the kind of corruption, incompetence nad malpractice often observed throughout the many layers of bureaucracy – local, state and federal.

Listen to ‘The Friendly Aussie Podcast’ Here!

- Advertisement -

We talk regulatory bodies as a potential solution to corruption woes, and float the possibility of an Australian Cannabis Agency.We discovered he wasn’t a fan of either of these proposals. It wasn’t surprising that a Liberal Democrat was averse to independent commissions and regulatory agencies.

Recommended For You
Whakamana Cannabis Museum and the NZ Referendum | Friendly Aussie Podcast - Episode 9

…So, Do You Partake, Sir?

It wouldn’t be a Friendly Aussie Podcast without Mitch asking a politician if they smoke weed… and surprisingly, despite Anthony’s fervent stance on drug decriminalisation, they don’t – thanks to a condition which makes them lethargic and tired.

Recommended For You
Whakamana Cannabis Museum and the NZ Referendum | Friendly Aussie Podcast - Episode 9

This is when Josip swoops in, and begins to educate Anthony on all things cannabis – he even teaches him the basic distinction between Sativa and Indica. Which, before coming on the podcast, Anthony wasn’t even aware of!

We went tit-for-tat on corruption, ideology, cannabis, and politics – both local and global. Crossing ideological boundaries, we ultimately disagreed on economics, but could find common ground on the state (in some areas).

All of this – and all the while fitting in time for a giggle in this 78-minute behemoth of an episode! Thanks for coming on, Anthony 🙂

What Do You Want To Hear On The Friendly Aussie Podcast?

Let us know in the comments section below! We value your suggestions and would love to take requests for topics!

Mitch

Author: Mitch

Mitch Keys is a young writer from Brisbane, Australia unfolding in a dynamic process of becoming (like everyone else, so don’t go thinking he’s special or anything). He likes being alive.

Mitch
Mitch Keys is a young writer from Brisbane, Australia unfolding in a dynamic process of becoming (like everyone else, so don’t go thinking he’s special or anything). He likes being alive.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Oi! Give Us A Follow, Mate!

10,208FansLike
2,625FollowersFollow
214SubscribersSubscribe

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with Australia's leading Cannabis Publication subscribe to our monthly newsletter!
(We promise not to spam you!)

Recommended For You
State of the Sesh | Friendly Aussie Podcast - Episode 12

Latest Podcast Episode!

01:00:47

The Magic of Cannabis Butter Feat. Nathan | Friendly Aussie Podcast – Episode 26

What Makes Cannabutter 'Magical'? It's difficult to locate the source of...

Must Read

PGR: The Toxic Chemicals in Your Marijuana

When we first published this article (June 25th, 2018),...

Buying Cannabis Seeds in Australia: A How-To Guide

This article is part of a series. You can catch...

The FAB Guide to Growing Cannabis Indoors in Australia: 2020 Edition

A True-Blue Indoor Grow So you want to grow some...

Latest Posts

What The UN Cannabis Reclassification Means For Legalisation in Australia

The United Nations Has Officially Reclassified Cannabis! It's been a hell of a year for cannabis. The plant has managed...

The Magic of Cannabis Butter Feat. Nathan | Friendly Aussie Podcast – Episode 26

What Makes Cannabutter 'Magical'? It's difficult to locate the source of cannabutter's magic - but let's just say, the cannabinoids certainly...

How To Clean Your Bong Like a Pro

In Australia, where bongs outnumber vapes and joints 420:1 - there's always that one stoner mate who simply refuses...

‘Willy’s World’ With William Stolk | Friendly Aussie Podcast – Episode 25

Ballin' on a Budget EPISODE TWENTY FIVE of the Friendly Aussie Podcast is a diverse and multifaceted discussion with our...
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x