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Video interview

10 May 2017

We’ve all heard the ‘jobs and growth’ mantra, but what are the specifics of the Turnbull Government’s vision for the country?

At this special Fifth Estate discussion, the day after Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered the 2017 budget, Sally Warhaft and veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien...

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02 May 2017

The notion of personal privacy in a digital society may be out of date. While many of us say we still want it, we willingly share our data – and dislike paying to protect it. Governments and online businesses covet our personal information. Meanwhile, almost nobody reads the terms and conditions...

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14 Apr 2017

Socrates railed against the invention of the alphabet, worrying that the written word would erode human memory. Imagine how he would have felt about Google Maps and iPhone calendar alerts.

Technological revolutions have always spawned both opportunity and panic. Today, digital technology...

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26 Jul 2016

‘Democracy is the worst form of government,’ Winston Churchill famously said, ‘except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time’.

But democracies come in very different shapes and sizes. And they’re always evolving; sometimes in response to pressure from within the body...

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13 May 2016

In The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government, Niki Savva argues that while the partnership between the former Prime Minister and his chief of staff was effective in opposition, it was catastrophic in government.

Join Sally Warhaft and...

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17 Feb 2016

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How can we achieve a deeper understanding of Australia’s Indigenous history – not just in the abstract, but in the specific contexts of where we live, work and play? If all Australians had a relationship with Indigenous language, how would that affect race...

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28 Nov 2015

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'What does it mean to be conservative? Is it voting Liberal, is it thinking John Howard did a good job, or is it the day you stop changing your hairstyle and it just stays the way it is?'

As we age, do we seek the comfort of old (and sometimes outdated)...

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22 Oct 2015

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Paul Keating is one of Australia’s most intriguing, controversial and reforming political figures. Kerry O’Brien is among our most experienced and incisive political journalists. In this fast-moving conversation, Keating dives into his relationships with US...

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08 Oct 2015

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We’re quizzing Australia’s leading editors on the performance of journalism in Australia over the past year. What major issues did journalists confront in 2015, and what are the challenges in 2016 and beyond? Will we award them an A+, or suggest they could do...

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28 Sep 2015

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Use it, or lose it? That’s the question George Megalogenis thinks Australia needs to be asking itself.

In his 2012 book, The Australian Moment, Megalogenis presented a meticulous case for Australia’s social resilience and economic potential...

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