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

By Jordan Michaelides

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

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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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