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    Her own kind of leader – the legacy of Jacinda Ardern

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 26:10

    Over the past five years the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, garnered admirers around the world with her signature mixture of empathy and strength – qualities that helped steer her country through natural disasters, a pandemic and the Christchurch mosque shooting. However, to Ardern's critics, her soaring rhetoric was not always backed by desired legislative reforms.The Guardians's Aotearoa New Zealand correspondent Tess McClure speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about Ardern's shock resignation and the legacy she leaves behind

    The details on the Indigenous voice to parliament with Megan Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 22:36

    The opposition leader Peter Dutton has amped up his criticism of the voice to parliament this year, reiterating questions about specific details of the body. Last week he challenged the government to either legislate the voice or release a draft bill before the referendum. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to Prof Megan Davis, a Cobble Cobble woman and expert adviser to the government on the referendum process, about Dutton's ‘inexplicable' demand for details and the road to the referendum

    Five years in jail and 25 seeking justice: the malicious prosecution of Terry Irving

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 27:41

    In 1993, Terry Irving was wrongfully arrested for robbing a Queensland bank, and ended up spending 1,671 days in jail. Irving was released by the high court after the state conceded he had not received a fair trial. But exoneration is just the start of his story, as he embarked on a 25-year legal battle against the state for compensation. Queensland state correspondent Ben Smee speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about Irving's case and why it's so hard to pursue justice for a wrongful conviction in Australia

    The arrest of Andrew Tate: the ‘king of toxic masculinity'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 28:36

    The kickboxer turned social media star – who calls himself a misogynist and has millions of followers – has been arrested on charges that include human trafficking. What happened?

    Portraits to go and prose like Tim Winton: ChatGPT and the rise of AI

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 19:29

    The uncanny ability of the new online chatbot ChatGPT, which converses with humans using the latest in artificial intelligence, has provoked wonder and alarm worldwide. Universities are scrambling to combat AI-assisted cheating and some outlets, like the Australian satirical site the Chaser, will paywall their content to prevent it being used as AI training material. AI expert Prof Toby Walsh speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about how artificial intelligence is changing the future of learning, art and work

    David Marr on the life and legacy of Cardinal George Pell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 33:44

    George Pell, who died last week in Rome aged 81, was a towering figure in the Catholic church and Australian political life. But for many ordinary Australians, he epitomised the church's inability to effectively and compassionately deal with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. In this episode of Full Story, Jane Lee talks to David Marr about how Pell gained and wielded power and influence over his lifetime and how he should be remembered

    Finding Australia's most beautiful bookstore

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 17:28

    Rafqa Touma loves books and loves bookstores. One day, as she was blissfully reading, two curious questions popped into her head. Where is Australia's most beautiful bookstore? And how would you go about deciding what makes a beautiful bookstore? In this absolutely non-scientific, completely subjective journey, Rafqa travels to what she thinks is Australia's most beautiful bookstore.

    Discomfort, discovery and hope during a day at the beach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 18:39

    Love it or hate it, a day at the beach is a quintessential Australian summer experience. Here are five stories about how life happens when surrounded by sand and sea, including how to have sex on the beach (don't), how to take your kids there (impossible) and what to do when caught skinny dipping (run). Told with more light and shade than a cloudy day by the water

    What drawing has taught me about myself – Full Story summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 23:47

    Josh Nicholas always thought artists were child prodigies who were born to be great. But when he started teaching himself how to draw, he learned why this wasn't true and some lessons about himself along the way. Jane Lee talks to Nicholas about art, creativity and what it takes to pick up a new skill as an adult

    Waiting for a visa: the cabaret – Full Story Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 29:36

    Rejected for a Canadian visa six times thanks to her ‘unique' Pakistani passport, debut artist Almitra Mavalvala moved to Australia and channelled her rage into Blacklisted, a one-woman, genre-bending show. In an episode that blends the stage and storytelling, audio producer Karishma Luthria and Almitra discuss navigating new identities and the importance of theatre in creating community

    Finding Afghanistan in the Australian outback – Full Story summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 28:40

    Hazara refugee and photographer Muzafar Ali fled Afghanistan in 2012 and arrived in Adelaide via Indonesia. In his quest to find belonging in a new country, Muazafar goes back in time to the Afghan cameleers, who migrated to Australia 160 years ago and whose camel trains became the foundation of the rural economy. Joey Watson follows Muzafar's journey to discover the past and present of the cameleers and Australia's colonial history

    Why Jane Austen is a ‘problematic fave' for women of colour – Full Story Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 26:52

    What does a white woman writing in the 18th century have in common with South Asian women in the 21st century? Allison Chan speaks to two women of colour about their identification and affinity with Jane Austen, and the complex relationship with the western literary ‘canon' and colonisation

    A woman, a bike, an impossible goal? – Full Story Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 30:08

    Four thousand kilometres. Thirteen days. This is the record Kristina Rivers is attempting to break to be the fastest woman to cycle from Cottesloe Beach in Perth to Manly Beach in Sydney. Why does someone set such an ambitious goal? And what does it take to achieve it? Ellen Leabeater follows Kristina's journey

    In the synth gym with machines used by Kate Bush, Vangelis and R2-D2 – Full Story Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 26:16

    Housing hundreds of working and often rare synthesisers, the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio allows anyone to come in and play on machines such as the CS-80, that was used by composer Vangelis for the Blade Runner soundtrack, or the Fairlight CMI – used by Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel – or the ARP 2600, which provided the voice of R2-D2 in Star Wars. It's a space dedicated to inclusion and access, specifically for those underrepresented in electronic music. Camilla Hannan follows three people with a passion for synths to create a sonic portrait of the studio

    How to tell your parents you want to be a comedian – Full Story Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 28:43

    How do you tell your brown parents you're pursuing a career in comedy? In a frank and hilarious interview, comedian Jeremy Franco is interviewed by Guardian Australia audio producer Karishma Luthria about the challenges facing south Asian content creators – from confronting stereotypes to accurately reflecting lived experience

    Cockatoo v human: the battle of the bins – Full Story Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 19:51

    It's human against cockatoo in what experts have called an ‘interspecies innovation arms race'. Residents in some Sydney suburbs have been locked in battle for decades trying to secure their trash from increasingly canny bin-raiding cockies. Laura Murphy-Oates captures the frustration of the residents of Stanwell Park, and celebrates the learning and adaptability behaviours of the cheeky cockatoo

    Revisited: Uncovering the truth of a historic police shooting at Uluru

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 30:25

    In 1934, Pitjantjatjara man Yukun was killed in a police shooting at Uluru. For decades, his remains were kept in a museum. After a journey of discovery involving a long-lost diary and a forensic search of hundreds of Aboriginal remains, Yukun has finally been laid to rest by his descendants – nearly 90 years after his death.In this episode from October, Indigenous affairs editor Lorena Allam finds out what really happened to Yukun, and travels to Uluru to witnesses his return home

    Revisited: the radical plan to move a country

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 28:33

    For years, politicians and scientists have been talking about the prospect of climate migration, but in Fiji – where this process has already begun – a national blueprint has been developed to relocate at-risk villages, and the rest of the world is watching. In this episode from November, Pacific editor Kate Lyons goes to Fiji to see what this plan looks like in action and the true cost of leaving your home behind

    Revisited: The ugly truth about beauty filters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 25:33

    So-called ‘beauty filters' have become commonplace for selfies on social media, offering users an instantly made-up, blemish-free version of themselves to share with the world online. Some believe these filters reinforce unrealistic, western beauty standards, with some content creators resorting to drastic measures in order to fit the mould. In this episode from June, Full Story producer Karishma Luthria speaks to content creators and social media reporter Matilda Boseley about the harms social media beauty filters cause and what can be done to reduce their impact

    Revisited: Australia's first transgender priest on breaking ground and a bruising political debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 28:25

    In February, debate over the Morrison government's religious discrimination bill – and the right for religious schools to expel transgender kids – reached fever pitch, dividing religious communities and the Liberal party. In the wake of this moment, Laura Murphy-Oates spoke to Rev Josephine Inkpin, Australia's first transgender minister appointed in a mainstream church. Inkpin reflected on her life, the political fight over transgender rights and the place of queer people in the church

    Revisited: Home to Biloela

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 28:12

    In this episode from June, we revisit the moment the Nadesalingam family returned to their home town of Biloela in central Queensland, after more than four years in immigration detention. During that time the Tamil family became the face of Australia's strict asylum seeker policies.Queensland reporter Eden Gillespie documents the family's return home, and Priya Nadesalingam discusses life after detention

    Katharine Viner on 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 37:41

    The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner, talks about how the newspaper covered a year that witnessed war in Europe, three UK prime ministers, the death of the Queen and a winter of industrial strife

    Katharine Murphy on a year of political change

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 30:03

    This year Australia has seen a change of government, the introduction of a large progressive crossbench and a slew of concerns, from the rising cost of living to modern threats against national security. Guardian Australia's political editor, Katharine Murphy, talks to Jane Lee about the Albanese government's achievements and biggest challenges going into the new year

    2022 in sport: the moments that took our breath away

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 22:57

    2022 was a thrilling year in sport with the games and the crowds returning in force and Australian athletes such as Ash Barty, Stephanie Gilmore, Garang Kuol and others making international headlines. Guardian Australia's sport editor, Mike Hytner, joins Laura Murphy-Oates to discuss the future of football in Australia after the Fifa World Cup, the athletes walking away at their peak and the sporting moments that took our breath away in 2022

    2022 in culture: Australian music, prestige TV and awards show fiascos

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 29:57

    In 2022, nightlife, theatre and music festivals came back across Australia, but wild weather and Covid-19 made for a bumpy landing. The year also delivered a dazzling array of film, prestige TV (including an Australian-made international hit) and a series of awards show fiascos. Guardian Australia's culture editor Steph Harmon and culture editorial assistant Michael Sun dive into the year in culture and the arts, and discuss the most exciting things coming up in 2023

    Adam Morton on Australia and the climate crisis: what happened in 2022 and what's next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 22:16

    Labor has had a number of environmental priorities, from trying to slow the rapid decline of Australia's natural environment to seeking greater influence at international climate talks. Guardian Australia climate and environment editor Adam Morton talks to Jane Lee about how the new government has started to change Australia's approach to the climate emergency and the challenges ahead in 2023

    The most pivotal stories of the year – with Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022

    The election of a new government in May brought a renewed sense that politics could be done differently. But for many, the challenges of the past few years continue. Flooding has left communities across the country struggling to rebuild, while the Covid pandemic is still threatening society's most vulnerable. In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about the stories that defined the year

    Building for end times: the boom in bunkers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 30:36

    Threat of nuclear war and a global pandemic have spurred a boom in individuals purchasing survival bunkers, says author Bradley Garrett How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

    How to Covid-proof your Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 19:11

    As Australians head into their first Christmas break without mandatory isolation requirements for those who test positive to Covid-19 the Doherty Institute's director Prof Sharon Lewin answers your questions about how you and your family can best avoid coronavirus during the festive season

    The far-right radical in Israel's new government

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 30:56

    Itamar Ben-Gvir has spent a lifetime on the fringes of Israeli politics. He was once considered so extreme that he wasn't allowed to serve in the Israeli army. Now he is the country's security minister. Bethan McKernan reports

    The legacy of Keating's Redfern address – with Lorena Allam, Stan Grant and others

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 19:00

    Saturday marked 30 years since Paul Keating addressed a crowd in Redfern, and delivered what is often referred to as the greatest oratory in Australian political history. ‘The Redfern address' was the first time a prime minister spoke about the dispossession and violence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had survived. Those who were there, including Stan Grant, Sol Bellear and Guardian Australia's Indigenous affairs editor Lorena Allam remember the impact of the speech and discuss its legacy on politics today

    Robodebt: a devastating failure of policy – with Lenore Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 22:13

    The scheme that has been described as a shameful chapter in Australian history was supposed to balance the budget and save the government $1.5bn. But after robodebt was found to be unlawful, the government was forced to pay out $1.8bn in settlements to victims. How did it come to this? In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about the failure of public servants, of politicians, and the unimaginable human cost brought to light during the royal commission into the robodebt scheme

    The draconian law that saw climate activist Violet Coco jailed

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 18:53

    Climate protester Violet Coco's 15-month jail term for demonstrating on the Sydney Harbour Bridge has raised alarm amongst environmentalists, human rights organisations and a UN special rapporteur. She is the first person to be sentenced to prison under NSW anti-protest laws introduced in April. Environment editor Adam Morton explains to Jane Lee how this decision, and a number of other anti-protest laws across Australia, will affect the future of climate protest

    Imprisoned for being HIV positive

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 32:29

    In more than 80 countries, people living with HIV still face criminalisation. We hear from two people who faced criminal charges in the US

    The Australian investors caught in the crypto crash

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 17:53

    Around 30,000 Australian investors were caught up in the collapse of cryptocurrency platform FTX last month, after it which filed for bankruptcy in the US. Now attention has turned to FTX's operations in Australia and how it came to obtain a financial services licence, which some experts say may have given investors the ‘wrong impression'. Reporter Josh Taylor speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about how this collapsed cryptocurrency platform came to operate in Australia

    China's zero-Covid protests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 27:23

    China has been rocked by an outpouring of communal anger at the government's restrictive zero-Covid lockdown policies. Could the protests develop into something more substantial? Tania Branigan reports

    Have the Nationals derailed the voice to parliament?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 24:19

    This week the National party said they will not support the proposal for an Indigenous voice to parliament, derailing hopes for bipartisan support for a referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition. In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson speaks to Lenore Taylor, Lorena Allam and Mike Ticher about whether the politics is getting in the way of a genuine debate

    Anthony Albanese and the new politics – with Katharine Murphy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 26:17

    The Labor party went to the 2022 election promising Australians a new kind of politics. Six months on, is the party living up to this promise? And how is Anthony Albanese – once known as a fierce partisan fighter – reckoning with his role as the leader of a progressive parliament stacked with teal independents and the Greens?Political editor Katharine Murphy talks to Laura Murphy-Oates about the transformation of Albanese, and his plan to navigate this new political landscape to create a long-term Labor government

    How to fix Australia's insurance crisis | Full Story podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 16:54

    While touring flood-ravaged areas of NSW, the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, faced questions about the exorbitant cost of flood insurance, which has proved prohibitive for many residents in high-risk areas. Experts say rising costs associated with climate crisis hazards are making more and more homes uninsurable nation-wide. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to reporter Christopher Knaus and insurance analyst Karl Mallon about how to fix Australia's insurance problem

    A blow for independence in Scotland

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 23:33

    The supreme court has ruled that the Scottish parliament cannot hold a second referendum without Westminster's approval. Where does that leave the independence movement?

    Who will foot the bill for global climate disasters?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 20:08

    Developing countries had a win at this year's international climate summit Cop27, with developed countries agreeing to chip in to a fund to cover loss and damage from climate disasters. Jane Lee speaks to climate and environment editor Adam Morton and Vanuatu's climate change minister Ralph Regenvanu about what this means for countries vulnerable to climate disasters and the path ahead for international climate talks

    How did Daniel Andrews win his third Victorian election?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 22:28

    Daniel Andrews has been returned for a historic third term ­as Victorian premier despite a swing against Labor in the state's election. Jane Lee speaks with Victorian state correspondent Benita Kolovos about what the results tell us about how the state's record Covid lockdowns were received and how they compared with federal election voter trends.

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