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With a focus on international politics and business, Saturday Extra talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians. Presented by Geraldine Doogue.




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UN Security Council; market concentration; the US and fear; Christina Lamb and the age of the horse

UN security council; market concentration; why are Americans so fearful; Christina Lamb on the war on women in Afghanistan and the age of the horse.

Duration: 01:23:30

Peace and conflict in Asia, solutions to refugee crisis, and business opportunities on China's Belt and Road project

Belt and Road business opportunities. Rohingya crisis. Peace and conflict in Asia. Israeli journalist Nir Baram. Managing the refugee crisis.

Duration: 01:24:10

North Qld solar; North Korean defectors; degree apprenticeships; Frank Dikotter on China and the controversial Gordon Bennett.

Renewable energy projects in North Qld; North Korean defectors learning English in Sydney; lessons from the UK on improving vocational education; China scholar Frank Dikotter; FC Barcelona opens football school in Australia and the controversy continues over Gordon Bennett and the fall of Singapore.

Duration: 01:24:45

Harvard study on Exxon Mobil's climate change communications, German elections, Kazakhstan's future and foreign policy strategies with Anne-Marie Slaughter

German election 2017. Harvard study on ExxonMobil's climate change communication. Anne-Marie Slaughter on foreign policy strategies. A Foreign Affair. Kazakhstan's Future.

Duration: 01:24:07

Steve Bannon sacked; post work super; 70 years since Pakistan's partition; market pressures on Australian sport, and Scotland's first female gamekeeper

Germany's diesel car industry tarnished . Post work superannuation. The business of sport. Steve Bannon exits team Trump. Politics of partition. Scotland’s first female gamekeeper .

Duration: 01:23:50

Implications of AUSTRAC CBA case; extremism in Mindanao; benefit corporations and India's answer to Games of Thrones

Australian leaders not ready to do business in Asia. Extremism in Mindanao and Marawi. Will China act on North Korean aggression? The CBA, money laundering and who knew what. Benefit corporations. Acclaim for southern Indian films.

Duration: 01:24:13

US State Department dysfunction; new solutions to inequality, Uber v London cabbies and Helen Clarke on UN reform

Dysfunctional State Department. Airlines want better airport infrastructure and lower charges. New solutions to inequality. Populism and London's cabbie wars. Helen Clark on the UN.

Duration: 01:23:49

Poland; Jim Clapper and intelligence reforms; building quantum computers; identity and populism, and A Foreign Affair

Protests in Poland over threat to judiciary system; Barak Obama's intelligence chief James Clapper on Australia's intelligence reforms; Australian universities take part in the race to build the world's first quantum computer; identity, politics and populism and A Foreign Affair.

Duration: 01:24:55

New White House comms team; India's GST, Australia's agriculture boom, refugee resettlement, dispatches from Syria and farming in Singapore.

India's GST replaces "mindboggling" tax system. Agriculture boom could get even bigger. Global refugee settlement research. Anthony Scaramucci: Trump's new communications head. War correspondent Janine Di Giovanni. Singapore's farming life.

Duration: 01:24:38

Indonesian human rights; Liu Xiaobo; saving Arrium; backpacker exploitation; Brexit explainer and Andy Ford

Indonesian human rights; Liu Xiaobo; saving Arrium; backpacker exploitation; Brexit explainer and Andy Ford

Duration: 01:24:31

Landmark treaty banning nuclear weapons; trust and democracy; Controversial new tax on empty homes and expat life in Singapore

UN bans nuclear weapons. Australian Education City proposal for Werribee. Controversial new tax on empty homes. Democracy and trust. Clever lands. What's expat life like in Singapore?

Duration: 01:24:54

CPA governance; Australian start-ups in Singapore and India's energy challenge

CPA governance; Australian start-ups in Singapore India's energy challenge

Duration: 00:00:15

South East Asia security; Pascal Lamy, Australian politics; A Foreign Affair and the forgotten Aboriginal people of Sydney's coast

South East Asia security; Pascal Lamy, Australian politics; A Foreign Affair and the forgotten Aboriginal people of Sydney's coast

Duration: 01:23:45

UK election result; Finkel report; Middle East shifts; Singaporean Prime Minister.

British election results; the Finkel report; shifts in the Middle East, the Singaporean Prime Minister, James Mattis on Asia-Pacific security and Singapore the garden city.

Duration: 01:24:16

The UK election, US may meet targets despite exit from Paris accord; purpose beyond profit and the biographies of lost buildings

US states and cities likely to achieve emission reductions despite exit from accord. Islamic State in south east Asia. Singapore security summit. UK election. Purpose beyond profit. History through the biographies of buildings.

Duration: 01:24:12

Digital platforms, Shanghai; Sebastian Mallaby; A.N.Wilson and A Foreign Affair

The shared economies; China's soft diplomacy; Sebastian Mallaby on the US economy; A.N.Wilson and A Foreign Affair.

Duration: 01:23:51

Turmoil in Washington; Canberra caution over China's belt and road project; bust your media bubble and the Solomon's first national park, the Arnavon Islands

Republicans "pulling their hair out" in Washington; rival bid for Fairfax Media; bridging the media's ideological divide; and author Howard Jacobson.

Duration: 01:23:51

Iranian elections; troubles in Jakarta; Glynn Davis; big data; forgotten children in China

Presidential elections in Iran; ramifications of sentencing of Ahok, Jakarta's governor; Cyber attack across the globe; Glynn Davis on universities; big data in Brexit Jane Hutcheon on China's forgotten children.

Duration: 01:24:05

Trump and Turnbull meeting; building Badgerys Creek and the power of Angela Merkel

Trump and Turnbull dinner celebrates US-Australian alliance. The Federal Government's airport adventure. The rise of Germany's Angela Merkel. Journeys through the West Bank and East Jerusalem . Pol Pot's refugees in Cambodia.

Duration: 01:23:54

Business in remote Australia; Jonathan Haidt; A Foreign Affair and 100 days of Trump

Doing business in remote Australia; social psychologist Jonathan Haidt on the divides in Western societies; are we investing enough in the Asian region?; A Foreign Affair and one hundred days of President Donald Trump.

Duration: 01:25:10

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