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Jane Goodall

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13 Oct 2017

Michelle Guthrie’s vision for ABC current affairs is a mixed bag - with the history missing, writes Jane Goodall.

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16 Nov 2015

In the face of the attacks in Paris and Beirut, the philosophical heritage of stoicism carries a radical challenge

In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the messages in the French newspapers were mixed. Editorials in Le Figaro, Sud-ouest and Le Parisien...

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5 Nov 2015

With the recent political explosion in Australia – the dumping of yet another prime minister – came an avalanche of political interviews. But how much did we learn from these public interrogations? Have political interviews infused with intense media management run out of puff? With...

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23 Sep 2015

Monday night’s ABC interviews showed how TV can be dangerous for politicians in unexpected ways

When Bill Shorten took the chair for a solo Q&A at Ballarat on Monday night, the cards were stacked against him. Tony Jones, at his most adversarial throughout,...

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13 Jul 2015

Why are we angered by stories of Greek hairdressers retiring at fifty on public pensions yet unmoved at the thought of bailed-out German bankers being chauffeured around town?

In October 2000, a few weeks before the US presidential election, I heard Ralph Nader...

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