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Veronica Sheen on the expansion of precarious employment in Australia

7/17/2018
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Dr Veronica Sheen provides insights from her research into the rise of precarious, insecure jobs in Australia and the effects of digitalisation on the future of work Song: Alone by Workhorse Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canberra_Hospital_Walk-in_centre_staff_at_work._(5567032944).jpg

Duration:00:28:13

Preview: How precarious jobs have taken hold in Australia

7/16/2018
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Social researcher Dr Veronica Sheen explains why casual jobs are no longer a steeping to stone to long-term employment Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonolist/3149958924

Duration:00:01:05

Preview: Why Indigenous Australians want a constitutionally enshrined Voice to parliament

6/12/2018
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Thomas Mayor, participant in the Uluru Convention, explains how consideration of the historical struggle for Indigenous Australians led to the demand for a constitutionally enshrined political Voice Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierre_pouliquin/110827632/

Duration:00:01:22

Kylie Walker on the state of science & technology in Australia

4/13/2018
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Kylie Walker, CEO of Science and Technology Australia, speaks about the opportunities to improve conditions and output for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Music: Klein by Tetrahedra(SOMA EP) Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Australian_contributions_to_science_-_Melbourne_-MarchforScience_on_-Earthday_(34051080622).jpg

Duration:00:26:44

Preview: Gillian Terzis on the political motivations behind robo-debt

2/27/2018
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Independent journalist Gillian Terzis on the political motivations behind the robo-debt scandal and how an algorithm can be ideological Image credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centrelink-onlineservices-reasonforbeingdown-withlink.png

Duration:00:01:23

Changing Australian attitudes to people seeking asylum & refugees with Jana Favero of the ASRC

2/7/2018
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Jana Favero, director for advocacy and campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, on working to change attitudes towards asylum seekers and refugees through conversations, mobilisation and challenging restrictive rhetoric. Image Credit: John Englart https://www.flickr.com/photos/takver/9377515138 Music: Jarabi by The Senegambian Jazz Band https://thesenegambianjazzband.bandcamp.com/track/jarabi

Duration:00:39:00

Preview: Jana Favero of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

2/5/2018
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Jana Favero, director for advocacy and campaigns at the ASRC, on changing the conversation around seeking asylum in Australia Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/takver/9377512522

Duration:00:02:44

Housing affordability & homeownership in Australia with Saul Eslake

1/24/2018
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Economist Saul Eslake on the policies that have led to the decline in homeownership in Australia and what can be done to improve housing affordability. Image Credit: Saul Eslake http://www.saul-eslake.com/housing-affordability-2030/#sthash.5AnE5Frr.PV17pfKc.dpbs

Duration:00:33:49

Australia and people seeking asylum pt. 1

1/13/2018
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Klaus Neumann, professor of history at Deakin University, and Anne McNevin, associate professor for politics at the New School for Social Research, on the costs of Australia’s response to asylum seekers and why we can’t rely on short-term fixes. – Overview of Australia’s refugee and asylum policies https://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/publications/recent-changes-australian-refugee-policy/ – Robert Manne’s take on the asylum debate...

Duration:00:39:41

Episode 1 preview: People Seeking Asylum

1/9/2018
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Klaus Neumann, professor of history at Deakin University, and Anne McNevin, associate professor for politics at the New School for Social Research, on the flaws in Australia’s response to asylum seekers. Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/takver/5918017660

Duration:00:03:07