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Known best by a different surname, Yolŋgu actor David Dalaithngu has been an icon of Australian film for five decades, with roles in Storm Boy, Rabbit Proof Fence, and Crocodile Dundee. Last night the South Australian Premier Stephen Marshall announced David Dalaithngu had died, aged 68.
Everyone loves a bit of birthday cheer in the workplace - whether it be for themselves or to celebrate someone else's special day. But who's organising the party, baking the cake and doing the cleaning up - and how is that impacting burnout and promotion within the workplace?
An independent review of workplace culture in Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces has found one in three employees have experienced some form of sexual harassment.
Australian filmmaker Eva Orner has turned her eye on a range of complicated topics in her documentaries: from asylum seekers to Bikram Choudhury. Her latest work, Burning, takes viewers into Australia's Black Summer and looks at both the fires themselves and the broader story of climate change in Australia.
Social media companies could be forced to reveal the identities of anonymous users as part of the government's plan to clamp down on internet trolls. The government says it will introduce new court powers which will force global social media giants to unmask anonymous online trolls which they say will better protect Australians online.
After years of consultation, the Federal Government has announced it plans to go ahead in building a national nuclear waste management facility at Napandee, west of Kimba on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. While many in Kimba are supportive, the native title holders, the Barngarla people, have signalled they're looking at launching a judicial review into the decision.
As Australia confirms a handful of infections and tests more returned travellers, the world is weighing up what a new variant could mean. So what do we know about the Omicron variant, the latest variant of concern.
The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran suicide has been told of a "clear disconnect" between policy and practice in the Defence Force, during its first day of public hearings in Brisbane.
Five cases of the latest COVID variant Omicron have now been confirmed in Australia, after a case was discovered in the Northern Territory earlier today and two more were picked up in New South Wales late Monday afternoon. The Health Minister Greg Hunt says the nation's vaccination rates puts Australia in a good position to respond to this variant.
Amos Roach is an award-winning musician, dancer and director. He's been working with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Australian Art Orchestra in their inaugural First Nations artist residency program. In the Drawing Room, he talks about the six seasons that influenced his new work and playing music with his family.
This week we're asking the tough questions on the final week in Parliament, Canadian Christmas decorations, grand plans in El Salvador, and who should have listened to Adele's new album. Comedians Gabbi Bolt and Laura Rose face off in this instalment of Let's Get Quizzical to see who knows more about the news, politics and popular culture that unfolded this week.
Rioters have looted and set alight the residence of the Solomons Prime Minister in a third day of violent anti-government protests. Dozens of Australian federal police touched down in the country overnight, with more expected to arrive today.
How would you cope if you found yourself under lockdown, for months, in a small unit, with your mother and your ex? That was precisely the situation that Neil Kramer found himself in when the Covid pandemic hit New York in 2020. Over the weeks and months that followed, Neil let the world in on a version of his life through a series of humorous staged photos That work, Quarantine in Queens, is one of the headline exhibits at the Head On Photo Festival.
How is NASA planning to knock a big space rock off its course in a Hollywood-blockbuster-like mission? Plus scientist and science writer Dr Rob Bell explains how US scientists have helped paraplegic mice walk again, as well as how feeding glucose to bacteria could create a biofuel.
Over 22 million Afghans face crisis or emergency levels of acute hunger this winter. The International Committee of the Red Cross say it's a problem being exacerbated by economic sanctions imposed on the country after the Taliban took power.
The annual mass coral spawning event is taking place across the Great Barrier Reef, with trillions of eggs and sperm released simultaneously into the ocean. But with several parts of the reef under significant duress from warming waters and bleaching events, how critical is this event to the reef's future?
The pre-Christmas delivery crunch is set to worsen - after two pandemic years, the cracks in the global logistics system are showing, and just in time for their busiest period of the year.
Some moderate Liberals have raised concerns over the religious discrimination bill, pushing for immediate changes to protect teachers and even students who could be targeted over their sexuality.
Extreme right-wing group "The Base" and the entirety of Hezbollah - a Shia Islamist Militant group - will be listed as terrorist organisations.
Independent Senator Rex Patrick says religious discrimination and voter identification bills are distractions from the need for a federal integrity commission.
It's episode 300 where we come up with 300 sketch ideas. We're sorry about everything and we thank you for your patience.Unfortunately, he hosting platform has forced us to slice the episode up. Part 3 of the episode takes you from around sketch 220 to the very end of the show.With a VERY SPECIAL thanks to Evan Munro-Smith, and all our guests.If you're able to chip into the Stupid Old Studios moving fund that is here, and we thank you, deeply.You can support the pod by chipping in to our patreon here (thank you!)Listen and subscribe to THE POP TEST on Radio National or as a PodcastJoin the other TITTT scholars on the TITTT discord server hereGet Magma here: https://sospresents.com/programs/magmaHey, why not listen to Al's meditation/comedy podcast ShusherDon't forget TITTT Merch is now available on Red Bubble. Head over here and grab yourselves some material objectsYou can find us on twitter at @twointankAndy Matthews: @stupidoldandyAlasdair Tremblay-Birchall: @alasdairtb and instaAnd you can find us on the Facebook right hereSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Fifty-eight years ago, the US President John F Kennedy was assassinated in a motorcade in Dallas. It remains one of the defining moments of the 20th Century. But almost 6 decades after the event, why do so many questions still remain? And how have recently declassified documents changed the official narrative? Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone has returned to the story of the assassination in a new documentary.
The Religious Discrimination Bill has finally been released after going before coalition party members today but fears remain that the proposed legislation could undermine the rights of others.
Australia currently has one of the world's biggest textile waste problems. The federal government has now granted the Australian Fashion Council $1 million to start reducing the mountains of textile waste going into the ground.
Liberal Senator Gerard Rennick says he is yet to decide how long he will continue to withhold his vote on government legislation as part of his protest against state covid vaccination mandates.
The Federal Government has released its long-awaited Religious Discrimination Bill but at this stage it won't be introduced to parliament tomorrow as planned.
In terms of sheer bloodshed per square mile, there were few countries that could touch Nicaragua in the 1970's. Like Salvador, there were periods of unrest that were sustained and violent, costing lives in the tens of thousands. At the time, radio was the sole social media for getting word out on what was happening on that particular day or week. State radio tended to tow the party line and stations that did not would often just “vanish” from the air… often along with their staff and radio personalities. The Nicaraguan Revolution was a decades-long process meant to liberate the small Central American country from both U.S. imperialism and the repressive Somoza dictatorship. It began in the early 1960s with the founding of the Sandinista National Liberation front (FSLN), but didn't truly ramp up until the mid-1970s. It culminated in fighting between the Sandinista rebels and the National Guard from 1978 to 1979, when the FSLN succeeded in overthrowing the dictatorship. The Sandinistas ruled from 1979 to 1990, which is considered to be the year the Revolution ended.There was, in the 70's, an incredible opportunity to document a lot of the activities via the shortwave spectrum - sadly, I got little more than snippets - but this one is a powerful one. Have a listen.
How would you behave at end of the world? Rachel was a renown artist, but now she's retreated into a hermetic existence: no phone, no internet, and just a single contact with the outside world. Then, one night, a young woman and her baby turn up at Rachel's house with a story of horror: an invisible threat has spread through the world and everyone is dying. In the Drawing Room, Inga Simpson talks about writing a post-apocalyptic novel, and her own experience of the Black Summer fires.
The order of the song-writer's galaxy has been restored, literally, after streaming giant Spotify's decision to ditch the default 'shuffle' button, allowing listeners to hear albums in the order artists intended.
The final fortnight of the Federal parliamentary calendar for 2021 is set to be dominated by a series of controversial bills among them ... religious discrimination and voter identification.
Five Coalition senators today crossed the floor, voting in favour of a One Nation MP Bill which would override state vaccine mandates.
Career, family, relationships - how do we think about big decisions and in turn how do they shape our lives? And what makes a 'good decision?' On All in the Mind this week, we hear from three people who have faced big life decisions and an expert who researches life's choices and how we can make better ones.