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Mar 17, 2015

Michelle is joined by regular guest Ben Eltham of New Matilda to talk about the Moss Review, which Immigration Minister Scott Morrison set up last year to look at what was happening in the immigration detention centres in Nauru. The Moss Review was the topic of a breaking feature article published by New Matilda. They also discuss the government's education policy and Education Minister Chirstopher Pyne's latest political manoeuvres in an attempt to pass the legislation through the Senate, and the upcoming Federal budget.

Following this, performer Bryony Kimmings joins Michelle to speak about "Fake It 'Til You Make It", her new play which is about depression, love and being a man, and showing as part of this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Michelle chats to Sophie Black for her regular segment about media, where they discuss the recent modifications that have been made to data retention legislation to better protect journalists' sources. Sophie touches on the reasons behind why this was done, and notes that the mainstream media has only just started to take notice of the issue.
 
And finally Giles Parkinson from reneweconomy.com.au joins Michelle on the line to discuss where we are up to with the Renewable Energy Target and the Abbott Government's environmental plans.