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Reporting Indigenous Australia

This year's winner of the Graham Perkin Award for Journalism, The Australian's Tony Koch, speaks to the Media Report about the difficulties involved in covering Indigenous issues.
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Oral health in Australia

Are you brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes a time? According to a new report, a lot of Australians aren't.

Trends: what's play got to do with it?

How do designers come up with new and interesting ideas? Is it just luck, or are there practices and models that help? Michael Shrage, who is visiting Australia from the US to give workshops for an independent group called The Creative Leadership Forum, thinks that...

Politics and religion in Family Law disputes

Recently a mother was banned from exposing her child to neo-Nazi websites. To what extent will the courts prevent a parent from teaching/exposing/indoctrinating their child about their ideas or beliefs?

Mental health

In this Health Report podcast Norman Swan talks with Associate Professor Leanne Rowe, one of the authors of a new book about teenage depression. We also hear how a nation has tried to develop a plan for mental well-being and a discussion about the effectiveness...

Don't leave us with the bill: the case against an Australian Bill of Rights

This Big Ideas recording is from the launch of the book Don't Leave us With the Bill, which is a series of essays and has been published by the Menzies Research Centre. Advocates of an Australian statutory bill of rights have attracted much air time...
Audio podcast

Charles Dickens: the journalist as novelist, the novelist as journalist

Described by Walter Bagehot as a novelist who was 'a special correspondent for posterity', Charles Dickens began his professional writing career as a journalist: first as a parliamentary reporter, then as the author of sketches for daily and weekly papers (later collected as Sketches by...

On the record with Fairfax's David Kirk

Antony Funnell speaks with the Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Media, David Kirk, about his organisation's pending merger with Rural Press. Much has been written about the benefits for shareholders, but what's in it for consumers?

Reporting on Indigenous issues

Antony Funnell interviews Tony Koch, senior reporter with The Australian newspaper, and this year's winner of the prestigious Graham Perkin Award for Journalism, an award he won for his coverage of Indigenous issues.

The changing face of advertising

A look at the way in which the Australian advertising industry is adapting to the challenges of the modern age of communication.