15 February 2014 | A new play reimagines first contact from an Aboriginal perspective. In Jane Harrison's latest work The Visitors, seven nervous clan leaders meet on the harbour foreshore in Gadigal country as the tall ships of the First Fleet prepare to unload their human cargo. Their decision has far reaching implications for all the clan leaders: do they welcome the visitors or do they make war?
21 January 2014 | The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’ work. Marx scholar, David Harvey looks at the nature of capitalism and points out fundamental contradictions of capital.
05 January 2014 | In 1965/66, Australian troops fought a covert war inside Indonesian territory in Borneo. The Australian public was not told about these cross-border operations. They kept the secret for 30 years, and in this program, for the first time, they tell their stories.
02 December 2013 | As the National Disability Insurance Scheme is being rolled out at several launch sites around the country, questions still remain about just how mental health services will be integrated into the system.
28 November 2013 | Distrust of politicians and disillusionment with our political system is at an all-time high. And so former independent MP Ted Mack calls for a major reform of the way we do government. A new electoral system to reflect the will of the people is only one of his suggested directions for such a reform
26 November 2013 |From online media portals to phone apps and twitter poetry, technology is transforming the written word. So how are creators and consumers navigating the digital frontiers and how will these changes affect the way we read and write into the next decade?
21 November 2013 | Has the digital era fundamentally changed the nature of creation, and who the creators are?Do we have a generational gap in how we perceive creators? Does copyright law at the moment support creators?