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

By Jordan Michaelides

d 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

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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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