July 2020

Season 13, Episode 24 (Julia Gillard)

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In a Q+A special, Hamish Macdonald is joined by Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard as she reflects of her political career, experiences on the world stage and her passion for education, equality and mental health support.

Season 13, Episode 23

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Politics, memoirs and problem drinking. Hamish Macdonald returns to discuss the first electoral test of the COVID-era the Eden-Monaro by-election. Plus defence policy, racism in the arts & media, alcohol consumption and more.
June 2020

Season 13, Episode 22

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Plenty to discuss including a $250m arts rescue package, more scandal plagues Labor, a shake-up of university fees, claims of sexual harassment rock the High Court, and Victoria's COVID spike. With guest host Virginia Trioli.

Season 13, Episode 21 (Australia: Secret State?)

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Secrets, Spies and Hidden Trials: Balancing national security with your right to know. Closed courts, police raids on journalists and whistleblowers facing jail. Is Australia becoming a secret state? Who decides what we know?

Season 13, Episode 20 (The Future Of Sport)

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Australian sporting institutions are making hard decisions about their financial position, how to bring back crowds and navigate closed state borders. Many grassroots clubs are struggling to survive COVID-19 restrictions.

Season 13, Episode 19

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It's been a week of turmoil: our economy is in recession and a workplace relations reset is looming. Protests are sweeping the streets of America and abroad, with some describing it as a long overdue reckoning for Australia.

Season 13, Episode 18 (Our Energy Future)

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How will we power our economic recovery? The Federal Government unveiled its roadmap for Australia's energy future, shifting focus from coal to gas but will the new energy plan benefit all Australians now and into the future?
May 2020

Season 13, Episode 17 (Australia Reimagined)

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The big ideas to build a better Australia. COVID-19 is forcing us to innovate and change how we work and live. Can we seize this moment to reimagine our future? How will it shape technology, the economy and our society?

Season 13, Episode 16 (Young And Free?)

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Life after COVID-19 will be different for all of us, particularly young Australians. The crisis-driven economic downturn is hitting young people hard with job losses, lockdowns and a financial burden for many years to come.

Season 13, Episode 15 (The Premiers)

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Driving big decisions and making plans under pressure, our Premiers have emerged powerful leaders in the COVID crisis. We turn to them to explain health advice, restrictions and the way ahead but now some face your questions.