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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.
Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne's promise to overhaul Gonski has become a lightning rod for conflict between the Abbott Government and the States. But his critics argue that clawing back the Gonski reforms would see the return of the deep inequities of the SES scheme...
With governments failing to address the rising expectations of the educated middle class, and a complex world giving rise to democratic Caesarism and Putinism across Europe, Professor Francis Fukuyama and Professor John Keane joined RN look at what the future holds. Can middle class social...
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is just the latest of many Australian legal processes which have been, and will be, fundamentally flawed, according to Evan Whitton.
GuestsEvan Whitton Legal historian Former chief reporter of The Sydney Morning...
Pamela Williams, editor-at-large of the Australian Financial Review , details the part played by James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch in the fall of the once mighty Fairfax empire.
GuestsPamela Williams Editor at large, Australian Financial Review and author of Killing Fairfax.
A discussion about Gough Whitlam's high-stakes 1971 visit to China. As Leader of the Opposition, with an Australian population that feared China and communism, Whitlam took the gamble of trying to establish formal diplomatic relations with the People's Republic.
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Governments are involved in a multi-billion-dollar war against a fast growing super smart breed of new criminal - the hacker, who doesn't even need to live on the same continent to be able to steal from you. So how safe are we from this new...
Is this the last generation of newspaper cartoonists? And more importantly, what will we lose when they are gone? Phillip Adams from Life Matters discusses.
A special global discussion about cartoons and whether they can survive the digital age.
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The book The Shadowcatchers is an entirely volunteer project from the members of the Australian Cinematographers Society. It shows the history of Australian cinematography from the silent films of pre-WWI to the present day. The book is full of profiles of some of the best...
Since the election was first called on July 17, there has been little from either major party concerning foreign policy or national security. This discussion addresses the foreign policy issues not being raised during this election campaign.