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Counterpoint tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.

Counterpoint tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.
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Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Counterpoint tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.

Language:

English

Contact:

Counterpoint ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 5116


Episodes

Opening pandora's box and eating a banana whilst on zeppelin

11/19/2018
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Are university and college students too coddled and are banana's in danger of becoming extinct? Who was Pandora and why did she open her box and why aren't we flying the world in a zeppelin?

Duration:00:54:05

Singing, strongmen and enemies

11/12/2018
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Can the relationship between Australia and China be instructive for the rest of the world? Are the strongmen of Asia as strong as they think they are and why is it almost essential to have an enemy so you can have a friend. Plus Billie, Frank and Bing and the marvellous invention that meant they could croon.

Duration:00:54:07

Not defeated, not deleted but calm and very definitely carrying on.

11/5/2018
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What does the rise and rise of a new middle class in Asia mean for the rest of the world? Are we defeated or defiant when it comes to terrorist attacks and what exactly happened in the Stanford prison experiment? How do we grieve when someone is gone but not deleted?

Duration:00:53:57

Conspiracies, protests and the space race.

10/29/2018
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China is in space, what might that mean for a space race? How can universities maintain free speech and can contrarians be part of a group or not, or is it all just one big conspiracy theory?

Duration:00:53:57

Patriotism, civilisations and stereotypes

10/22/2018
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Is there a difference between a patriot and a nationalist and can you only be called civilised if you build or create beautiful things like the Parthenon or the Colosseum? Can stereotypes be useful or are they always harmful?

Duration:00:15:09

Democracy and destruction with a little me time on the side

10/15/2018
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What is the state of Indonesian democracy and do we need to start thinking about biosecurity in Australia? Will the strawberry industry survive and thrive and put down your phone and step outside please.

Duration:00:54:07

Collapsing nations, building nations and being lonely.

10/8/2018
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Where has the all the Venezuelan oil money gone? Where is China going next and can India and the United States be partners? Plus is one really the loneliest number?

Duration:00:53:57

Bigotry, belts and agriculture

10/1/2018
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Has the line between bigotry and anti-bigotry narrowed and is universal authorship a good thing? Are there parts of our agricultural industry that could help in West African agriculture and is the Indo-pacific region and China on a collision course?

Duration:00:53:57

Bees, bibles, bananas and boats

9/24/2018
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What is the Indo- Pacific strategy and does Australia have a role to play? The perils of the new morality and the costs of keeping our banana industry pure and who are the honey makers?

Duration:00:53:39

Banks, guns and forensic evidence

9/17/2018
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Should we be embedding regulators in financial institutions? What happens when forensic evidence is incorrect and how do today's inventors compare to those of yesteryear? How easy or legal is it to print a 3D gun in Australia?

Duration:00:53:56

Family fights and family holidays and the family dog.

9/10/2018
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How does our relationship with our cousins across the ditch affect our Pacific policy? How many people make a good city and for that matter, how many dogs. Plus be careful what you wish for, especially when you sit down in front of the TV for an hour...or make that two or three.

Duration:00:53:58

Food, fashion and foreigners.

9/3/2018
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There may be a new immigration nation in the world...or maybe not. The challenges for Indonesian women in business and the odd beginnings of eating more naturally and the future of regional rags.

Duration:00:53:57

Working together and pulling apart.

8/27/2018
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Patent law and productivity across the world and just what can you say and not say in Canadian universities. Chian and India are cooperating in India and what is it about the green-eyed monster and friendship?

Duration:00:53:58

Grateful for money, food and language

8/20/2018
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What options do countries have when they need some extra money and is there a need for a better food policy in Asia? Should we be more grateful or at least be better at expressing and receiving gratitude and we find out about a new reconstructed Indigenous language that's emerged from Tasmania .

Duration:00:53:57

Regulation and Riding

8/13/2018
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Is regulation good or bad or does it depend on what industry they're applied to? Piracy in the Indian Ocean has gone down...or has it? How would we know? Plus a stolen horse in a book written by a farmer, it's a fabulous yarn!

Duration:00:53:51

Complexity, cold, community and hybrids

7/30/2018
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Has the EU become so complex its in danger of collapsing? What's better the market or goverment? What is our policy in the White Continent and some possible good from a very bad situation.

Duration:00:53:51

Grumbling and arguing and boats and why it's all good.

7/23/2018
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The reports of the death of liberalism are greatly exaggerated aren't they? Will recent Indian migrants face employment challenges and will we have sovereignty over our new frigates. Plus why doesn't this %$#&^ thing work?

Duration:00:53:58

Oil and money and disruptions

7/16/2018
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What is Russia doing in Venezuela; why we need to be cool...and carry on with China and can we compare emerging markets to a canary in a coal mine, a financial coal mine?

Duration:00:53:59

Small business and economic futures with some bogong moths thrown in.

7/9/2018
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Why is China squeezing Taiwan, what is the economic future of Australia and does it involve small businesses and how do bogong moths know where to go and why?

Duration:00:53:57

02-07

7/2/2018
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Why does nation-building succeed in some places and fail in others? What are the implications of the United States withdrawing form the Iran nuclear deal and imposing new sanctions? What can ants and slime teach us about transport?

Duration:00:53:59