#056: Ed Husic MP: The good sport of politics

By Jordan Michaelides
March 07, 2018

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Ed Husic MP ( @ehusic ) is The Honorable Member for Chifley, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy, Employment Services, Workforce Participation and the Future of Work. He is a Labor Party Member, a mad Chicago Bulls supporter and as he’s said himself “Blacktown through and through”.

Ed is one of the most straight-talking MPs I’ve heard in the modern political era. He’s incredibly gracious, clearly well-read and - I believe - a politician that instills confidence in an era where polarisation and political correctness is the word on everyone’s lips. I have no doubt that we’ll see important work from Ed over the coming years.

This was an enjoyable conversation covering many points, including:

  • Basketball, his favourite Michael Jordan memory, and US travels

  • His experience and love for Western Sydney

  • Lessons from his parents

  • Immigrant communities & their upbringing

  • Homogeneous and diverse societies

  • His political voice and views

  • The evolution of politicians in politics

  • The difference of being in government & shadow government


Enjoy the episode!





Show notes

00:56 - Introduction

03:55 - Basketball, favourite Michael Jordan memory, and USA travels

08:10 - His experience and love for Western Sydney

10:54 - Lessons from his parents

18:11 - Immigrant communities and their upbringing

22:15 - Homogeneous and diverse societies

25:46 - His political voice and views

31:48 - The evolution of politicians in politics

36:50 - The difference of being in government & shadow government

39:03 - Morning routine and recent books he’s read

41:04 - Best purchase under $200

41:18 - If he could have a billboard anywhere


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