News & Commentary WATCH: The Federal Minister for Noise squeeze oxygen from his body By David Pledger | April 23, 2019 | In the second week of the campaign, The Minister for Noise demonstrates the alchemy of empathy, noise and silence by squeezing the oxygen out of his body during his interview with the Federal Minister for Empathy. This is the latest in a series of videos in the lead-up to the Federal Election 2019 conducted by the recently appointed Federal Minister for Empathy,* David Pledger (pictured below). Speaking with government ministers, Mr Pledger will tease out what makes the government tick by seeking to understand the role that empathy plays in the development of their political sensibilities. The Minister for Empathy will be appearing at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne at 6pm on Saturday, May 4 to talk with voters about how we might vote with, and for, empathy. *The Federal Ministry for Empathy has responsibility for ensuring a nationally consistent approach to empathy, compassion and kindness and these interviews calmly interrogate that consistency in our highest office. WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FORMER PM, NOW KNOWN AS THE MINISTER FOR MY SELF WATCH THE MINISTER NO LONGER ON THE CONFUSION BETWEEN PEOPLE-SMUGGLERS AND TOURISTS WATCH THE CHOSEN MINISTER ON THE SECRET EMOTIONAL LIFE OF A MINISTER FOR OFF-SHORE DETENTION WATCH THE NEW MINISTER FOR EMPATHY INTRODUCE HIMSELF Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Email About the Author: David Pledger Dr David Pledger is an artist, curator, producer and activist for artists’ rights.