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John Stanley & Garry Linnell on childcare subsidy changes

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on childcare subsidy changes

Why do we need childcare subsidies

2UE Video Editorial: Changes have been flagged for childcare payments with a single means-tested subsidy. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on our age of entitlement, and why we payout subsidies for couples to have children.

Digging up the dirt of George Street

Light rail proposal for George Street in the CBD Light Rail: What's under George street , one of the oldest streets in Sydney. John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal how digging up the street for light rail may uncover some of the city's biggest secrets throughout our history.

One single childcare payment change

Time for an overhaul of childcare assistance? Childcare Changes: A single means-tested childcare payment could replace the suite of subsidies already in place, as part of sweeping reforms to the sector. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on changes to a complicated system.

UN unanimous vote on MH17

United Nations vote on ceasefire to retrieve MH17 Unanimous UN Vote: Australia has applauded the unanimous backing of its resolution at the United Nations Security Council calling for full and unrestricted access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine.

Horror scenes from Flight MH17

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the horror of Flight MH17 2UE Video Editorial: The West has been horrified at the vision of flight MH17 and the souls aboard strewn through fields in the Ukraine. John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss the lack of dignity being afforded.

Flight MH 17: bring them home

Prime Minister Tony Abbott attends Mass at St Mary's Flight HM17: Prime Minister Tony Abbott has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Puti overnight. He has renewed calls for the bodies of victims of Flight MH 17 to be handed over to independent investigators immediately.

PM fails to get bounce in polls

Tony Abbott trails Bill Shorten as preferred PM Latest Polls: The scrapping of the carbon tax has failed to give the Coalition a bounce in the polls. Labor's primary vote has jumped 3 points and it leads 54-46 after preferences. Bill Shorten remains preferred PM.

Sydney's weird, wonderful weddings

Sydney's weird and wonderful weddings Cheap Weddings: How much did you pay for your wedding? John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss the demand for McDonald's weddings, which is huge in Hong Kong. What are Sydney's weirdest wedding venues?

One man to blame for MH17 tragedy

John Stanley & Garry Linnell Video Editorial MH 17: John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal who they strongly believe is responsible for the tragedy of flight MH17. What will the ramifications be? 295 people are dead, and one man the world will now hold responsible.

Frustrations getting customer service

What's more frustrating, Sydney traffic or call centre service? 2UE Video Editorial: What is more frustrating, sitting in Sydney traffic attempting to get somewhere, or trying to get service from a call centre? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on frustrations getting decent service.

Western Sydney to pay longer for tolls

Can you avoid paying the road tolls? Tolls: Western Sydney will continue to pay a staggering amount in tolls to get across the city, and for decades to come. John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal the inequity of funding roads that serve some suburbs across our city.

Smoking on the decline

More people deciding to quit smoking following plain packaging? Smokers: Plain packaging laws are credited for a big decline in smoking rates. According to the National Drugs Strategy Household Survey the daily smoking rate has fallen from 15.1% in 2010 to 12.8% last year.

Suburbs to get Aboriginal names?

Revert Sydney suburbs to Aboriginal names? Renaming Sydney Suburbs: Many Sydney suburbs have fascinating reasons for their names. John & Garry discuss the proposal for Sydney suburbs to revert to Aboriginal names. What would your suburb be called?

Anger at calls to bring back the cane

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the return of 'the cane' 2UE Video Editorial: Critics are slamming comments from the head of the national curriculum review, backing corporal punishment. John & Garry discuss his views on the cane & school punishment with Michael Carr-Gregg.

Former staffer says Clive was a bully

Is Clive Palmer a bully? Palmer Bullying? Independent senator Nick Xenophon has accused Clive Palmer of bullying and is demanding he apologise. John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss his erratic behavior. Is he a Jekyll & Hyde personality?

Alfred Date: 108 years of wisdom

Do we give enough respect to our elderly? Wise Words: Have we become too focused on our youth, at the expense of our elderly? Do respect their wisdom and grace? John & Garry with 108 year old Alfred Date, Australia's oldest man, and 4th oldest in the world.

Murdoch calls for more immigration?

Do we need to open our borders for more immigration? Increase Immigration: Rupert Murdoch says Australia has an unprecedented opportunity to prosper from its fortunate geography in Asia-Pacific. John & Garry discuss his call to throw-open our doors to immigration.

How can PM work with Clive Palmer?

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on PM working with Clive Palmer 2UE Video Editorial: How do you solve a problem like Clive Palmer? John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveals we are living with an awkward situation and can expect more grand standing. Can the PM work with Palmer Party?

Grant Denyer on Family Feud return

Grant Denyer discusses the return of Family Feud Family Feud Returns: A family favourite on our small screens returns to Channel Ten, Family Feud is back. John Stanley & Garry Linnell with new host Grant Denyer and a few survey says questions for him to answer.

Germany win World Cup 2014

Germany are the winners of the World Cup 2014 World Cup: Celebrations for German soccer fans around the world this morning with their side taking out the Fifa World Cup with a heart stopping win over Aregntina. John Stanley & Garry Linnell with one excited fan.

Ian Thorpe opens up on being gay

Why did it take Ian Thorpe so long to admit he is gay? Thorpie: Why did it take Ian Thorpe so long to reveal he's gay? John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal the swimming legend feared the Australian public's reaction, and that was part of the reason for hiding the fact he's gay.

Dangerous ideas: Honour killings?

Video Editorial: Outcry over the Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2UE Video Editorial: John Stanley & Garry Linnell ask if organisers were looking for publicity when booking a Muslim Speaker to talk about 'honour killings'. They have a few topic subjects for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Red-faced Myer sacks star recruit

Red-faced Myer sacks star recruit HR Disaster: Myer bragged it had snared Andrew Flanagan, a former managing director of a global fast fashion juggernaut company. But as John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal, his CV may not have been all it seemed.

Dangerous ideas festival outcry

Outcry over Festival of Dangerous Ideas cancelled speech Dangerous Ideas: Organisers say they weren't advocating violence, when they booked a Muslim Speaker to talk about 'honour killings' at the Sydney Opera House. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Garry falls under hypnotist's spell

Hypnosis: can it help you? Hypnosis: Big response to our segment with hypnotherapist Kylie Ryan, who helped Garry kick his caffeine addiction and made him speak like a space alien. Hear the chat and tell us what you think of hypnotherapy.

Time travel to change bail laws

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on time travel and bail laws 2UE Video Editorial: Bail laws and time travel. Would the Attorney General take a trip back in time to undo the changes he made to bail laws? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on what they would do with time travel.

Shock over Peter Greste sentencing

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed in Egypt prison Global Condemnation: Egypt will be pressured to free Australian journalist Peter Greste after being handed a 7 year sentence for speaking with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. John & Garry on the decision.

Older driver fatalities on the rise

Video Editorial: Older driver fatalities are on the rise? 2UE Video Editorial: Police are urging older drivers to stay alert on our roads, with new figures showing fatalities among the age group are on the rise. Drivers aged 60-79 killed in crashes is 33 up from 29 last year.

Coles caught misleading customers

Coles caught misleading customers on fresh bread Misleading Advertising: A court ruled Coles bread not "freshly baked", as claimed in ads. John Stanley & Garry Linnell with consumer advocate Christopher Zinn on clever wording consumers should look out for.

Absurd rules & modern day myths

John & Gary video editorial: absurd rules & modern day myths 2UE Video Editorial: From mobile phone bans at petrol stations to liquid restrictions on planes, the science behind these and many other rules doesn't stack up. John Stanley & Garry Linnell bust a few modern day myths.

Aussies fighting in Iraq conflict

Aussies found fighting in Iraq conflict War in Iraq: The insurgency in Iraq has seen some people return to the country to fight. Should their passports be cancelled? John Stanley & Garry Linnell with Bob Carr who fought for such a move as Foreign Minister.

NSW win State of Origin series

NSW Win State of Origin Series in Game II in Sydney NSW Win: The New South Wales team has confidently won the State of Origin series in Game II as the score line reads 6 to 4 over Queensland. The win heralded by Premier Mike Baird with John & Garry on 2UE.

The sleeping giant of Aussie sport?

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the NSW win in Origin 2UE Video Editorial: A marathon night of sport, with NSW making for a spectacular win in Origin. What did you think of the game? John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal the sleeping giant of our future in Australian sport.

Does the US suffer royal envy?

Does the US suffer from royalty envy? US Royals Envy: From the era of Camelot with the Kennedys, to the era of the Bush and Clinton dynasties. John Stanley & Garry Linnell speak with 2UE Drive announcer Justin Smith who suggest the US has 'royals envy'?

Treasurer: Budget is 'exactly right'

Treasurer Joe Hockey talks tough on handout mentality Polls: Treasurer Joe Hockey is standing by PM Abbott as the latest Newspoll shows a further drop in approval ratings. Polls have fallen another 3 points to 30% while Liberals trail Labor 53-47 two party preferred.

Bail laws put community at risk?

A mum decides to dob in her son for using drugs Bail Laws: It's claimed controversial changes to the Bail Act, which have seen an accused wife-killer freed, are a State Government cost-saving measure. John Stanley & Garry Linnell ask if it places the community at risk?

Who do you support in World Cup?

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the World Cup support 2UE Video Editorial: The World Cup is underway in Brazil. Who do you support? John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss the outpouring of support for the Socceroos. Is it the only team that Aussies should be supporting?

Handgun ownership on the increase?

Handgun ownership on the increase in Sydney? Taking Up Arms: Western Sydney postcodes make up five of the top 10 postcodes for licensed handgun owners. So why is the West taking up arms? John Stanley and Garry Linnell discuss why we need gun control.

Islamic War: warnings to flee Iraq

Who is behind the uprising in Iraq? War in Middle East: Australia has begun evacuating officials from Iraq as Islamic Militants continue their push towards the capital Baghdad, and post horrific photographs of the massacre of Iraqi troops on twitter and online.

World Cup: Soccer or Football?

The World Cup: Soccer or Football? 2UE Video Editorial: The World Cup is underway in Brazil, but back home 2UE listeners were in a spin over whether the game is called football or soccer. John Stanley & Garry Linnell argue themselves, soccer or football?

PM meets with President Obama

PM Tony Abbott meets with President Barack Obama War in Iraq: Tony Abbott has discussed military ties and democracy with the President of the United States. We may return into Iraq with the US with Obama saying he can always rely on Australia to help in difficult situations.

Jobs axed as post boss pockets $4.8m

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on post bosses $4.8m pay packet Video Editorial: 900 jobs to go & whispers of thousands more to come, but the boss of Australia Post is earning $4.8 million? John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal the staggering pay packet, & the future of Australia Post.

Power sell off: Premier stakes career

Premier Mike Baird with John Stanley & Garry Linnell Power & Polls: Premier Mike Baird tells John Stanley & Garry Linnell he's prepared to 'stake his career' on selling the state's poles and wires, to ensure we're provided with vital infrastructure over the coming years.

Wilson gave 'wad of notes' to Gillard

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard Slush Fund? John Stanley & Garry Linnell look at the proceedings and whether former PM Julia Gillard will need to front the inquiry along with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to answer issues raised over recent days.

$4.8m in pay to run Australia Post?

Australia Post boss pockets $4.8m as a pay packet? Top Paid Postie: Does the man in charge of Australia Post deserve his annual $4.8 million pay packet? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the cuts announced to staff, and they compare the pay rates of the PM & other posties.

John & Garry: Cult of The Beatles

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the cult of The Beatles 2UE Video Editorial: The Beatles toured Sydney 50 years ago, and many reflect on an incredible band, but not all. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the cult of The Beatles, and why Garry just never got their music?

Beatles 50th anniversary of tour

The Beatles 50th anniversary tour of Australia Beatles 50th: The Beatles toured Australia 50 years ago this week to screaming fans and at the height of their popularity. John Stnaley & Garry Linnell reflect on the times with Malcom Cooke assistant manager of the tour.

Praise in US for PM Tony Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York Praise for PM Tony Abbott: Former Labor leader Kim Beazley has heaped praise on Prime Minister Tony Abbott as his term as Australia's key representative in the US is extended. Michael Pachi reports from New York.

Electricity sell off for infrastructure

Do you support the sell off of electricity polls & wires? Electricity Sell Off Support: Former Labor Treasurer Michael Costa has thrown his support behind the Premier's plan to sell off part of the state's electricity network, and is urging the opposition to do the same.

Concerns over balance of power MPs

The Palmer United Party will hold Senate balance of power Video Editorial: Quite a debate on incoming Senators that will hold the balance of power. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the pivotal positions in the Senate for 6 years. Should we expect our MPs to understand politics?

Would a 6 hour work day be best?

Ageism in the workplace? How do we retain older workers? Working Smarter: As most of us head back to work following a long weekend and shortened working week, John Stanley & Garry Linnell look at a trial in Sweden. A 6 hour working day 9am to 3pm. Could it work here?

Workers perks drive up power bills

Justin Smith & Treasurer Mike Baird on power prices? Sell Off: Infrastructure groups say privatising the state's electricity network is our one chance to catch up with the rest of the country. The State Government is meeting to consider whether to sell off our poles and wires.

Glasgow outfits, do you like them?

John & Garry discuss our uniforms for Glasgow Games 2UE Video Editorial: John Stanley & Garry Linnell turn fashion gurus and critique our latest uniforms on offer for the Commonwealth Games. Are you impressed with outfits? Do they represent a modern country?

Sydney's most haunted places?

What are Sydney's most haunted places? Haunted Sydney: What are Sydney's most haunted places? John Stanley & Garry Linnell seek out someone who knows, Grant Osborn, author of Something Is Out There & producer of the Foxtel TV series Haunting Australia.

How to negotiate with Clive Palmer?

Clive Palmer - Federal member for Fairfax In The Balance: MPs are finding out just how difficult things will be having to negotiate to with maverick Clive Palmer. John Stanley & Garry Linnell with Senator Nick Xenophon on the complications that are ahead.

What do you think of our uniforms?

What do you think of the Commonwealth Games uniforms? Commonwealth Games: John Stanley & Garry Linnell turn fashion gurus and critique our latest uniforms on offer for the Commonwealth Games. The team is set for Glasgow, but what do you think of the uniforms they will wear.

Parents behave badly at kids sports?

John & Garry: Parents behave badly at kids sports? 2UE Video Editorial: Are parents now being more badly behaved at kids sports than ever? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on John Hopoate being investigated for allegedly abusing a referee at an under-10s Manly game.

Sydney traffic the worst in Australia?

Should trucks be banned from using Sydney tunnels? Road Congestion: No surprises that Sydney has the most congested roads in Australia, and their busiest day of the week is Wednesday. John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveals the roads that are the worst, and in need of attention.

Doyles to go from Circular Quay?

Iconic Doyles at Circular Quay given notice to leave The Whisper: Has the iconic Doyles at Circular Quay been given a notice to vacate the premises? Kerry Stokes & Lachlan Murdoch dining at lunch together? A couple of the whispers with John Stanley & Garry Linnell.

The PM in political peril?

Who is the real new political puppet master? Puppet Master? The war of words over leadership rumblings reveals a new puppet master of politics. Is PM Abbott in political peril with the upcoming Senate? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on who is really in control politically.

Vote: Abbott or Turnbull for PM?

Who is your preferred PM Tony Abbott or Malcolm Turnbull? Liberal Infighting: Efforts to sell the budget are failing to deliver a boost in support for the Abbott government in the latest opinion poll. It comes as a war of words erupts & rumblings of leadership instability grow momentum.

Betty reunited with childhood book

Book returns to its owner via an online store in New York Favourite Book: An elderly woman has been reunited with her favourite childhood book, 66 years after she believed it was lost. John Stanley & Garry Linnell with Betty Fowkes on finding her book online in New York.

Lost bushwalkers to pay for rescues?

Should bushwalkers who get lost pay for their rescue? Rescue Efforts: Should bush walkers rescued from the Blue Mountains have to pay for their own rescue? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the costs of rescues mounting, and an increasing amount of bushwalkers unprepared.

Drug test for the unemployed?

Are dole recipients trying to Drug Tests: Should the unemployed be drug tested to receive unemployment benefits? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the idea being put forward by some MPs as a way to show the unemployed are job ready and not bludging?

Psychic medium John Edward on 2UE

Psychic John Edwards with John Stanley & Garry Linnell Psychic Visions: John Edward came to prominence in the TV show Crossing Over where he communicates with the dead. John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss his extraordinary life as a professional psychic medium.

Corruption in World Cup decision?

The Whisper: Rod Stewart to buy team? World Cup Rumours: There are rumours again of money being splashed about to win the hosting of the World Cup. Serious questions are being raised on Qatar and Fifa, as John Stanley & Garry Linnell outline.

Hard sell ahead for unpopular budget?

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on a hard budget sell ahead? 2UE Video Editorial: Would you support a mass advertising campaign to convince you of the budget's merits? John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss the cliches and spin that we can expect in our letterboxes paid for by taxpayers.

The myth of Roger Rogerson?

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the myth of Roger Rogerson Criminal Behaviour: Do we glorify some criminals too much? Nostalgia shines a better light on the past. John & Garry with Darren Goodsir who looks at the previous misdeeds of Roger Rogerson & other underbelly myths.

Seedy Sydney: are we in a timewarp?

John & Garry on seedy Sydney: are we in a timewarp? 2UE Video Editorial: Is Sydney in a timewarp? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on Roger Rogerson, the seedy side of Sydney, and a return to the 80's. There is one thing that has changed for police, and it's a huge step forward.

The Voice just 15 minutes of fame?

Is The Voice better than ever or has it become tired? Winners & Losers: Does The Voice help a singers career or is it a matter of fifteen minutes of fame? What of the judges helping careers? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on whether we are still enthusiastic about The Voice.

Daredevils: user pays for rescues?

Should daredevils pay for their rescue when things go wrong? 2UE Video Editorial: Should those who place their lives on the line pay for rescue efforts when they are injured? John Stanley & Garry Linnell with a recent rescue in the Blue Mountains that has us asking if users should pay?

Solutions to alcohol violence?

Will lock out laws create a new 3am swill? Alcohol Violence: The new head of the Australian Medical Association says he'll push for a national conference to deal with alcohol-fuelled violence. John Stanley & Garry Linnell with Dr Brian Owler on possible solutions.

Warm weather not all good news?

Is Sydney the best city in the world to live? Discounted Stock: The warmer weather has been welcome over recent weeks, but it seems it is not all good news? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on retailers discounting their winter stock due to warmer temperatures.

The growing culture of complaint?

John Stanley & Garry Linnell on a growing culture of complaint Pack of Whingers? Who are some of the biggest whingers? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the claim people are whinging about the budget cuts and point to who has been complaining. Is there a growing culture of complaint?

Our lingo not understood overseas?

Our lingo not understood overseas? Aussie Slang: What are some of the expressions we use here that mean something else in other areas of the world? John Stanley & Garry Linnell on long blacks, thongs and the words that don't mean anything overseas.

Are we a pack of whingers?

A student punches a picture of Christopher Pyne during a protest Whingers: The man who helped provide the blueprint for Joe Hockey's budget has lashed out at 'modern Australian attitudes' for their response to budget. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the hostile community reaction.

Budget focuses on lifters vs leaners?

Budget 2014 - Just who is doing the heavy lifting? 2UE Video Editorial: The verdict is in and those earning less than $35,000 are bearing the brunt of the budget cuts. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on assistance to those who critically need it, and the leaners vs lifters.

What does Palmer party stand for?

The Palmer United Party will hold Senate balance of power Balance of Power: Are you ready for the dog fight the country will face getting policy through the Senate? John Stanley & Garry Linnell with Senator-elect Jacqui Lambie on what the party stands for when it comes to policy.

What's the fuss about the PMs wink?

What’s the fuss about the PMs wink? Wink Wink: Does it concern you that the PM winked during a phone call from a 67 year old who claims to work on a sex line? John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss the issue. Are you angry, or is it just a beat up against the PM?

Who is doing the 'heavy lifting'?

Welfare: Time to end the age of entitlement? Budget Inequality: Who is being slugged hardest by the budget? Lower income, sole parents, pensioners? John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal who is about to pay most, and what you can expect to help lift the 'heavy load'.

How many of us pay the taxes?

Unemployment levels reach 10 year highs Heavy Lifting: Are the rich paying their fair taxes? Just how many of us are paying taxes and carrying the heavy load? John Stanley & Garry Linnell with Sean Aylmer compare just how many pay tax, who, and for how many.

Re-awakening of political conscience?

Are renewed demonstrations a political reawakening? 2UE Video Editorial: Organisers of student rallies against federal budget cuts say they want their message heard without violence. John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss a new political reawakening in our youth.

Dog fight for budget in Senate?

Garry Linnell: Labor's light on the hill now extinguished? Palmer Party: John & Garry reveal Palmer Party senator-elect Jacqui Lambie has called on Treasurer Joe Hockey to calm down instead of coming out with all guns blazing & hitting welfare because it's not the answer.

INXS to return to concert stages?

INXS to return to concert stages? The Whisper: Renewed interest in INXS returning to the stage following the success of Never Tear Us Apart. John Stanley & Garry reveal the move in The Whisper, but who would be best upfront as lead singer, Jimmy Barnes?

Free WiFi hotspots for Sydney

Would you hire a friend for $60/h? Free WiFi: Telstra customers will share their home wi-fi in a plan to create one of the world's largest networks of public hotspots. John & Garry reveal the move is expected to create about two million hotspots across the country.

Call for bushfire compensation

Breaking News: plans to remove Blue Mountains bushfire funding? Class Action: Victims of one of last year's devastating bushfires in the Blue Mountains are seeking $200 million compensation. Justin Smith with Tony Rowe who lost his home during the devastating October bushfires.

PM Abbott on the budget backlash

Budget Backlash: the PM on 2UE about Budget 2014 Budget Backlash: A billion dollars borrowed every month to pay our debt. Prime Minister Abbott reveals the reality, the reasoning and plans behind the budget cuts to John Stanley & Garry Linnell. Will he change the GST?

What are your superstitions?

2UE Video Editorial: Chinese are superstitious investors? 2UE Video Editorial: Are you superstitious? Sydney apartment buildings are changing to seek out Chinese investors who are a little superstitious. John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal their odd superstitions.

Domestic Violence Campaign

Domestic violence against women is a huge concern Domestic Violence: Women who find themselves in the spiral of domestic violence fear leaving. We kick off our Domestic Violence Campaign. John Stanley & Garry Linnell on finding a safe haven for the women affected.

Are you a pro or precrastinator?

Are you a procrastinator? Things that frustrate you? JohnStanley & Garry Linnell chat with Dr David Rosenbaum, who invented the term "precrastination". Now his research suggests procrastination may be less common than we thought.

Carnage in neighbourhood disputes

Sydney suburbs seeing a rise in neighbourhood disputes? Neighbourhood Disputes: John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss recent violence as a result of disputes between neighbours. Are we becoming more violent? Have you found yourself in a dispute with your neighbours?

Budget 2014: a failure on fairness?

Budget 2014: has it failed in fairness? 2UE Video Editorial: John Stanley & Garry Linnell on the hard sell ahead on Budget 2014. The pressures facing families, pensioners, the sick and the broken promises. Has the Abbott government breached faith with voters?

MPs need to learn belt tightening?

What is the future of the Australian Labor Party? MP Perks: John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal despite cutbacks, Western Australian Coalition MPs decided to take a $140k taxpayer-funded chartered flight to Canberra for the budget. Time to cut back their excesses?

Cultural change needed on drinking?

Do we have a drinking culture too hard to unpick? 2UE Video Editorial: Should the age when people can drink be lifted to 21? John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss the proposal. Is it impossible to change the rules? Would it end binge drinking, or is cultural change needed?

Budget 2014: Pain without Purpose?

Graham Richardson on the broken promises in Budget 2014 Budget 2014 Reaction: The Abbott government said it would take tough budget measures, and that's just what they did. Is the budget fair? John Stanley & Garry Linnell with Graham Richardson on who is hurt hardest.

Lift the drinking age to 21?

Will lock out laws create a new 3am swill? Lift the Drinking Age? Alcohol fuelled violence & binge drinking? John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss with Professor Ian Hickie his call for the drinking age to be raised from the current 18 to 21 years old.

Black economy hurting all of us?

John Stanley & Garry Linnell discuss the cash economy 2UE VIDEO EDITORIAL: Is the black economy growing? John Stanley & Garry Linnell look at paying cash only. Does it hurt the economy? Do we need rules to stop people from paying others in cash? Have Your Say!

Should we bring back cracker night?

Would you like to see a return of cracker night? Cracker Night: Are they serious? There are calls to bring back cracker night, but surely it would only return the many problems of idiots injuring themselves? John & Garry ask if you would like a return of cracker night?

Paying to receive mail

Privatise Australia Post? Paying for Mail: Do you agree that we should be paying a yearly fee to have our mail delivered to our homes? John and Garry spoke to former ACCC Chairman and longtime advocate, Graham Samuel.

Petrol prices could rise

Petrol Pump Petrol price rise: There is speculation that the fuel prices could go up by 3 cents a liter. Executive Director at Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman spoke to John and Garry.

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The Whisper: Mosman Theme Park?

The Whisper: a new theme park proposed for Mosman? The Whisper: will the Badgery's Creek airport announcement be fast-tracked? Tinned pineapple is now in short supply, but what of the story, Mosman may be the home of a drive-through restaurant and new theme park?

The Spin: sifting through the news

John Stanley & Garry Linnell with spin doctor Sue Cato Our regular spinner Sue Cato calls in to 2UE with her top spins of the week: The perils of Twitter and celebrities using the F-bomb. John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal what you've been spun in the news haedlines this week.

Penalty rates stifle youth jobs?

Penalty rates holding back youth employment? Should penalty rates be scrapped on a Sunday? Are they hurting businesses and exacerbating youth unemployment? John & Garry discuss reform of the penalty rate system. Are they too high and inflexible?

Kevin's Russian peace mission?

Kevin Rudd is on a one-man peace mission to Russia What's Kevin Rudd up to? John Stanley & Garry Linnell have managed to keep a straight face revealing the report Kevin is on a one-man peace mission to Russia to speak with President Putin over the Crimea.