Has Australia gone too far in its attempts to stop people smoking? What if you were asked to vote on a law putting smokers at the back of the line for life-saving surgery, and your partner smoked? Sixty five per cent of Australians would vote NO but what about the panel? For thisCan of Worms, Chrissie Swan is joined by Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, television personality and producer Bonnie Lythgoe and radio host Tom Ballard.
These days, home is getting a little too crowded, as more and more young adults choose to stay with their parents rather than move out on their own. But how old is too old to be living with your parents?
And in the Moral Minefield: is looking at pornography cheating, is it OK for a man to fall asleep straight after sex, and should you tell people they have bad breath?
Kurt Fearnley is a gold medal winning Paralympian, competing in long and middle-distance wheelchair races, and has also won medals in sprint relays. He has participated in the last four Paralympic Games, won three consecutive New York marathons and in 2009 crawled the Kokoda Trail. When not competing, Kurt is a physical education teacher in Newcastle.
British-born Bonnie has been a dancer, choreographer, television presenter and Broadway producer, working with the likes of Michael Jackson, Sean Connery, Gene Kelly and the Black Eyed Peas. She appeared as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance in both the US and Australia alongside her former husband, Nigel Lythgoe. She now lives between LA and London and can’t live without her grandchildren, Jimmy Choo shoes and Yorkshire tea.
A stand-up comedian and co-host of Triple J’s breakfast show, Tom has performed at comedy festivals the length and breadth of Australia, Montreal, and Edinburgh. He’s also appeared on Good News Week, Spicks’n’Specks, Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight, The Circle, The Drum and has a fortnightly spot as a resident expert on The Project. Born in Warnambool, he gave up a place at law school at Monash to pursue a career in comedy.