#087: Philip Dalidakis MP - Political strategy and hand gestures

By Jordan Michaelides
October 09, 2018

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Philip Dalidakis MP ( @phildalidakis ) is the Victorian State Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy, and Small Business. In addition, he is also MP for the Southern Metro area and a Cabinet member of the Victorian Andrews Government.

I’ve said numerous times in the past that it’s important to continually engage political leaders, so we can understand their ambition and goals in representing us. Phil has always been generous with his time and articulate in his ideas. You don’t need to agree with him politically to respect the man for what he does - in an age when politicians aren’t trusted widely.

This was a great conversation, as always, covering:

  • Hand gestures

  • His feud with Peter Dutton

  • Free speech and discourse today

  • Trumpism, and Victoria’s political climate

  • The vision for Australia

  • His portfolio and greatest achievements so far

  • Upcoming elections in State & federal politics

  • Songs in his playlist at the moment

Enjoy the episode!





SHOW NOTES

01:33 - Introduction

04:25 - Hand gestures

05:07 - Influences, and how he got into politics

09:00 - Immigration, the Holocaust, self-identification

13:25 - His feud with Peter Dutton

18:51 - Free speech and discourse today

21:19 - Trumpism, Victoria’s political climate

23:59 - Australia’s vision, distribution of wealth

28:47 - Australia Labor Party, Victorian investments

33:56 - His portfolio and greatest achievements so far

41:28 - Upcoming elections, State & Federal politics

48:17 - Plans for the startup sector

49:36 - Songs in his playlist at the moment

50:57 - Top 5 movies


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