Andrew West

Audio interview

23 Aug 2017

Is Pauline Hanson's latest stunt, wearing a burqa into parliament, the start of a serious debate?

Audio interview

19 Apr 2017

You might recall last September, a poll by Essential Media found 49% of Australians supported a ban on Muslims immigrating to Australia.

The result so shocked Peter Lewis, the respected pollster who runs Essential, that he ran the question a second time.


Audio interview

6 Apr 2016

Interview with Dr Shakira Hussein, writer and academic, who has just written a new book From Victims to Suspects: Muslim Women Since 9/11 . She explores the complex reasons which drive young women and men to join ISIL, and how Muslim women negotiate identity, feminism...

Audio program

26 Aug 2015

The Victorian Government will no longer allow special religious education—known elsewhere in Australia as scripture—to be taught during lesson time in the state’s public primary schools.

Since the 1950s, it’s had a small place in the official timetable. But now lessons specific to one...



8 May 2012

A culture of entitlement helped undermine policy-making under four Labor premiers, writes Andrew West in Inside Story

THE story of the devastation of the NSW Labor Party in 2011 begins on the night of one of its more miraculous victories. On Saturday...

Research report

7 Feb 2012

Web 2.0 technologies facilitate knowledge sharing, interaction, and collaboration through user- generated content. No paradigm has embodied these qualities more purely than the wiki. Central to the wiki philosophy is the ability of participants not just to add content but also to modify content....

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