Big Ideas

2016
58:00

January 1, 2016

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Hosted by Dr Norman Swan, this forum brings together leading international & domestic business & health executives from the private & public sectors to discuss better ways to run the health care system in Australia.
Episodes 2015
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Malcolm Fraser: St James Ethics Centre

Expired 71 x
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser joins Simon Longstaff in conversation from St James Ethics Centre in Sydney to gives an interesting insight into what has shaped his values and his politics.
Episodes 2014
57:10

IQ2 Debate: Society Would Flourish Under Female Rule

Expired 62 x
Society would flourish if women ruled the world. That's the premise for this debate. It's rowdy, rude and highly opinionated and very funny. Featuring Kerry Chikarovski, Helen Razer and Jane Caro.
54:16

Sydney Peace Prize 2014: Julian Burnside

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Julian Burnside; barrister, human rights advocate, writer and the winner of this year's Sydney Peace Prize discusses the rights of asylum seekers.
55:25

Monash University: Greg Barton on ISIS

Expired 104 x
Director for the Centre for Islam & the Modern World - Greg Barton - sets out an historical context for the rise and rapid expansion of the Islamic State.
57:10

Series 7 Episode 83 Melbourne Writers Festival 2014: Political Party Machine

Expired 92 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
57:46

DNA Profiling: St James Ethics Centre

Expired 92 x
What does a two and a half thousand year old skeletal DNA tells us about life and death in Africa, 2000 years ago? Vanessa Hayes is a world renowned expeart in African genomes & talks DNA profiling with Simon Longstaff.
58:00

Series 7 Episode 81

Expired 130 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
57:42

7/11/2014

Expired 49 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
53:16

3/11/2014

Expired 37 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
56:58

The Rise and Fall of Labor: Melbourne Writers Festival 2014

Expired 63 x
A session on federal politics that brings together widely divergent insider perspectives. Featuring former Labor Minister, Greg Combet and Editor of The Australian, Paul Kelly.
56:24

Series 7 Episode 77

Expired 53 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
58:00

24/10/2014

Expired 74 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
57:53

20/10/2014

Expired 83 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
58:00

Brian Schmidt: Kenneth Myer Lecture 2014

Expired 157 x
Nobel Prize winning Astronomer Brian Schmidt elaborates on how Science works and why we should fund it - and he is way past pulling any punches!
54:44

Series 7 Episode 73 Suzanne Cory: The Boyer Lecture 2014

Expired 284 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
58:00

Jane Goodall in Conversation with Jennifer Byrne

Expired 82 x
Jane Goodall is one extraordinary human being. The English primatologist is now 80 but still spends about 300 days of the year travelling, working and talking up holistic programs on animals, humans and the environment.
56:55

Lydia Cacho - Slavery Inc: Melbourne Writers Festival 2014

Expired 145 x
Lydia Cacho is a journalist who has made it her life's work investigating sexual slavery. She has revealed the most extraordinary scale of sexual slavery & her own personal story working in the field is both terrifying and inspiring.
58:00

Masha Gessen - Putin: Melbourne Writers Festival 2014

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Russian journalist and LGBTI activist Masha Gessen gives a fantastic forensic analysis of Russian politics and life and death under Vladmir Putin's totalitarian regime.
57:31

Series 7 Episode 69

Expired 66 x
Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.
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