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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

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

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

Counterpoint - 2018-06-25

6/25/2018
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What is happening in the BREXIT negotiations, the 2018 Lowy Poll, our changing relationship with Indonesia and the plastic pollution that is chocking the oceans

Duration:00:53:57

Counterpoint - 2018-06-18

6/18/2018
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An update of politics in Italy, the end of work as we know it, buzzwords to make you cringe and the battle of the palates.

Duration:00:53:59

Counterpoint - 2018-06-11

6/11/2018
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Is it time for closer ties with our Pacific neighbours, Indigenous business opportunities, the consequences of not eating meat and why some people become sudden geniuses.

Duration:00:53:57

Counterpoint - 2018-06-04

6/4/2018
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What are students studying at university, can boys still be boys and are we leaving them behind?

Duration:00:50:35

Counterpoint - 2018-05-28

5/28/2018
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Our ageing brains and what to do about it, embracing our convict past, cheating at universities and living on the land.

Duration:00:53:51

Counterpoint - 2018-05-21

5/21/2018
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Science in Africa, good news and bad news, arming the police and a kinder science

Duration:00:53:52

Counterpoint - 2018-05-14

5/14/2018
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Trade wars or a race to lead the world in innovation, the frustrations of private health care, the hair trade of India and in the #MeToo movement is redemption ever possible?

Duration:00:53:51

Trump, sex and consent, poor excuses, landlines, Shirky principle

5/7/2018
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Trump could win if the Democrats don't start trying. Ruling on sexual consent will test lawmakers. No excuse is better than a trite one. Landlines made us happier. Defying the Shirky principle by growing food in Africa.

Duration:00:53:52

Vanuatu, Holocaust music, rant, comedy secrets, dwarf emu

4/30/2018
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Australia needs to cultivate Pacific relationships as China moves in. Music composed in Holocaust death camps rediscovered and played in concert. Rant: don't say 'I think' if you haven't. What makes us laugh? The Dwarf Emu and its rapid extinction in colonial Australia.

Duration:00:53:51