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  1. The New Guard (Part 2)

    In part 2 we’re almost ready for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge but dissent is making its way through the New Guard while Jack Lang’s success as Premier continues to haunt Eric Campbell.

    Around the world, fascists are gaining popularity. How far can Eric Campbell’s charisma take the New Guard?

    The Great Depression is in full swing and Sydney descends into brutal violence and political chaos that may take it to the brink or put it on the world map.

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  2. The New Guard (Part 1)

    It’s 1932 in Sydney: The Harbour Bridge is almost complete after nine years and the whole country continues to struggle with the economic disaster of the previous decade.

    But for well-heeled Sydney lawyer and ex-WWI officer Eric Campbell, the biggest peril of the Great Depression was not mass unemployment or starvation: It was NSW premier Jack Lang—aka the ALP’s “Red Wrecker”—and his dangerously socialist platform.

    As Sydney enters a long hot summer, Campbell starts to plot how he and the New Guard can take Jack Lang out of the picture for good.

    This is a tale of passion and politics in a time of global financial crisis. The rise and fall of Eric Campbell’s New Guard: the fascist army that gatecrashed the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and plotted to overthrow the NSW premier in a military coup.

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  3. How we die - Big Ideas

    What is a good death? The past two decades have seen more than sixteen state or federal attempts – and failures – to create a law in Australia that allows voluntary assisted death. Polls show support for such laws. But our elected representatives hesitate to act. The debate has become immovable and seemingly too hard. Andrew Denton understands that it is a difficult moral question, but is passionate that we need to have a humane and civilised option for our own death made available in Australia.

    This is the 2015 Di Gribble Argument at The Wheeler Centre.

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  4. Everyday Economics: The sting in the HECS tail - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Imagine this. Two students, both going to university at the same time, both charged the same fee and both graduating together, but one has a manageable debt - perhaps 50 or 60 thousand dollars - and the other ends up paying $100,000.

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  5. The Australian Paradox - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    To the BBC’s former Australian correspondent, Nick Bryant, Australia is a paradox, with an economy and lifestyle envied around the world. Our cultural and business exports are also taking the globe by storm. Yet, he says, domestic Australian politics is in a parlous state, lacking quality leadership and obsessed with opinion polls. Nick Bryant tells Paul Barclay there is far more to Australia than old fashioned stereotypes, which some Australians, nonetheless, feel compelled to reinforce

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  6. Native tongue title - Lingua Franca - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    The vast majority of Australia’€™s Indigenous languages –€” some 250 are estimated to have existed at the time British colonisation €– are no longer in use.

    Now, the Australian government is being pushed to revalue Indigenous languages in a call for the payment of compensation for language loss, to be put towards increased funding for language revitalisation, with the claim that the loss of language is more detrimental than the loss of land.

    Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Professor of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.

    Further Information:
    Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann’s website (
    Article ‘Stop, Revive, Survive’, written by Ghil’ad Zuckermann & Michael Walsh, 2011; published in the ‘Australian Journal of Linguistics’ (31: 111-127) (
    The Mobile Language Team website (
    An outline of Indigenous Languages Support by the Australian federal government (

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  7. Diabetes: a deadly threat to Indigenous Australians - Bush Telegraph - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    The death rate from diabetes among Indigenous Australians is almost 12 times that of non-Indigenous people.

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  8. The World Today - Keys to happiness unearthed by Melbourne researchers 02/07/2013

    Deakin University researchers say they have identified the three critical elements of success They are one meaningful intimate relationship a minimum yearly income and a pursuit in life that motivat

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  9. Boyer Lectures - Lecture 2 - From Protectionism to Economic Advancement

    In her second lecture, Professor Langton examines the confluence of historical, political and social factors which have created entrenched barriers against the economic advancement of Aboriginal people in Australia.

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  10. 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.

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