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Phillip Adams

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ABC Radio National

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22 Feb 2017

The fake news world isn't new, according to Robert Darnton, Professor of History and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.

The tradition can be traced back to the Byzantine empire, but its real origins can be found in early newspaper journalism in 18th century London and Paris.

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07 Mar 2016

The National Library of Australia developed Trove into a world class digital collection of resources from all around Australia. It is admired by its counterparts in Europe and the USA, and yet budget cuts to the library are forcing them to reconsider what material they can afford to keep...

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09 Apr 2015

John Kenneth Galbraith agreed with the Keynesian view that one day society would be in a financial position where we could work fewer hours, devote more time to leisure and where inequality would diminish. That was a view from the 1950s when he wrote his influential work "The Affluent Society."...

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12 Mar 2015

The release of the inter-generational report has given rise to much talk about inequality and the need for another look at our tax system. It's been five years since the release of the Henry Tax Review, a comprehensive study of our tax and transfer system, released at the time that the GFC hit...

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27 Jan 2015

In 1980 ANU security expert Des Ball published, A Suitable Piece of Real Estate, about American installations in Australia. These military and intelligence bases are the cornerstone of the Australian/US defence relationship. 

Over 30 years later, there are calls for a renewed...

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25 Nov 2014

State elections are often considered as barometers of the national political mood. Latest polls still show Labor winning this week's Victorian state election. Will Victoria's poll be decided on the Abbott government's economic policies?

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Brian Costar, Professor of Political...

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01 Sep 2014

Political donations, electoral funding and how they should be regulated. Reforming campaign finance rules is a difficult process in Australia and overseas. But NSW Liberal party premier Mike Baird wants to reform the electoral funding legislation before the 2015 state election.

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13 Aug 2014

Overview: In 2010 approximately 42 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters across the globe. And ever since the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the escalation in the number of natural disasters has seen the emergence of a new strand of design called...

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21 Apr 2014

How free from a religious or sacred dimension is our political system? The West has prided itself for years on having shaped strong, secular and democratic institutions of government, devoid of a sacred element, but Philosopher Simon Critchley argues that political or civil theology is essential...

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12 Mar 2014

Before WW2, New Zealand was among the most egalitarian nations on earth, but recent OECD stats suggest that its once narrow gap is widening so fast, it’s now ranked second from the bottom. But in contrast to its early years as a largely white, Anglo-centric culture, today 213 different ethnic...

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