In her Quarterly Essay, Laura Tingle discusses why Australians are so angry about their political leaders. Are they not delivering or do we expect too much from government?
Malcolm Fraser delivers the Whitlam Oration - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Malcolm Fraser pays tribute to his former adversary and reflects on their joint contribution to Australian society, most notably in their support for multiculturalism. He laments that bi-partisanship, in the national interest, is no longer present in Australian politics.
Welfare benefits have been in the news a lot lately – in Europe as governments struggle with debt, in the US with Mitt Romney’s comments about the ‘47 percent dependent on government entitlements’ and here in Australia as the federal government cuts back the baby bonus. This week on Rear Vision the story of welfare in Australia.
Professor Francis Castles, Emeritus Professor - School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University
Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School of Public Policy , Australian National University
Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace speaks to Michael Atkin about ditching Tom Gabel, punk rock as a cover story and writing lyrics and living as a woman. Hack - Shoving the J into journalism, Hack is triple j’s half hour program covering current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. triple j is the place for the best new music from around Australia & the world. Listen via radio or stream triple j online