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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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'?
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: 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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 & 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.
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.
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.
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: 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 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 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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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?
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: 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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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 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? 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.
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!
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.