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Mark Colvin Conversation: Sebastian Smee with Jocelyn Brewer and Holly Throsby
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Tickets: General Admission $33.34, Concession $28.16 Buy Tickets
Rebecca Huntley on The Drum
Election Special: Western Sydney
Host: Ellen Fanning
Panel: Rebecca Huntley, Abul Rizvi, David Borger, Maria Kovacic and Cindy Tan
In a special episode from Parramatta NSW, the panel discusses growth, population, infrastructure & fairness in one of the key election battlegrounds
One Nation sting confirms voters' concerns over our political donation system, writes Rebecca Huntley
I am often asked the question, what do Australians want from democracy? What do they want from good government?
Donations 'more influential' than polls in Australian politics, says Rebecca Huntley
“The biggest change we need to crack in Australia is donation reform, we have to change the money that's involved in Australian politics,” she said. “When you change the money, you change who the politicians listen to. Even though it seems like not as pressing an issue as health or jobs it's fundamental.”
Review of Net Loss by Stephanie Trigg, The Conversation
The essay is a mosaic of cultural allusion that is meaningful precisely because it is held together by the narrative self that analyses and makes these connections.
Why your most personal moments are too precious for Instagram
Art critic Sebastian Smee has a message for all social media users this Christmas: it's OK to be alone with your own thoughts.
Review of Net Loss by Alex Tighe, Australian Book Review
You probably own a smartphone. Chances are it’s in your pocket right now, or at least within arm’s reach – don’t pick it up. Fight the habit.
Review of Net Loss by Stephen Romei, The Australian
Is addiction to screens ruining our lives?
Getting the people behind the Uluru statement
The essay, Follow the Leader, from my perspective, is ultimately a challenge for those of us who are outside the system to look at ourselves as a fundamental part of the problem in Indigenous affairs. We allow our political leaders to remain comfortably ignorant. And while they are comfortably ignorant, they will fail us as leaders.
Laura Tingle on leadership, and political self-indulgence
Australia has changed prime ministers five times in the last decade. Our national leaders have struggled and mostly failed to propose reforms, carry them through, and make them stick. Journalist Laura Tingle is asking the question: what has gone wrong with political leadership in Australia?
The Book Pod Ep 2 - 'I Hate The Way We're Played' with Laura Tingle
Join host Corrie Perkin and political journalist and writer Laura Tingle as they discuss Laura's latest Quarterly Essay ‘Follow the Leader – Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman’.
Anna Krien: Mayor Jenny Hill needs to take a deep breath and consider her legacy
I enjoyed meeting the Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill in February this year. I found her a warm and wry person and she struck me as a fighter, someone you’d want in your corner. The problem however, with being such a vocal and determined fighter is that when it comes to the Adani proposed project, Hill — like many others — has boxed herself into a corner.
Revealed: Gautam Adani's coal play in the state facing global-warming hell
The extraction of mammoth coal deposits in Queensland's Galilee Basin will only exacerbate climate change. Who supports the mines - and why?