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A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.
 
Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives.
 
Every few weeks, a brand new comedy special will pop into your feed. From Felicity Ward’s award-winning show The Hedgehog Dilemma to Ivan Aristeguieta’s stand-up, The Fourth Floor, recorded at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As well as stand-up specials from Sammy J, David Quirk and Suren Jayemanne. ***Warning: Some of these podcasts contain swearing and adult concepts, not suitable for listeners under 15 years of age***
 
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President Biden declares to American allies at the World Stage, "The U.S. is back," drawing praises from several international leaders at the G7 Summit in England. An off-duty airline employee threatened to take down a Delta flight before allegedly attacking two flight attendants and a passenger, forcing an emergency landing. A manhunt underway for…
 
President Biden representing the United States on the world stage at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England. The G7 pledges to match the U.S.'s offer to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer's COVID vaccine to poorer nations. Growing concern over the Delta COVID variant, first seen in India. At least 29 states reporting new cases involving the variant. Th…
 
In the early 2000s Corey Bousen located in Hong Kong called his father in Cairns to ask if he wanted to go into business owning what was then the Torres Newspaper, based on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. Both Corey and his father Mark are journalists, though Mark was retired at the time. Over the next twenty years they bought up other papers…
 
Conservationist and writer Claire Dunn in 2010 escaped to the bush for twelve months to connect again with nature and find her wild self. She wrote about this experience in My year without Matches. A few years later she returned to the city, to Melbourne, and knew she had to build a bridge between the bush and the city to survive and retain all tha…
 
Former Ambassador to China Geoff Raby says you can't be an idealogue and you need to have a great memory to be a successful diplomat. It also helps if you are widely read, have a good personality and can keep up with some of the more extensive dinners! Geoff discusses the current situation with China and how it should be handled, the best foreign a…
 
There is a new space race underway, and while the US, China and Russia are the dominant players, a number of other countries and companies are vying for a piece of the lucrative space pie. Leading Australian strategist Alan Dupont and space law specialist Dr Cassandra Steer argue that Australia has the potential to be a much bigger player in the ne…
 
Solicitor Bernard Collaery and his client Witness K are seen as heroes in East Timor. The longer the Australian Government pursues the prosecutions of those two people, the more they alienate East Timor, lawyer Ian Cunliffe argues. That's a problem, because we need a good relationship with that country, given China's interest in it. And then there'…
 
The AFP and FBI have been lauded this week for their successful sting operation, known as Operation Ironside. It was enabled by the existence of Australia’s controversial Telecommunications Assistance and Access Act (TOLA), which gives law enforcement access to encrypted communications. The Prime Minister has seized the opportunity to push for more…
 
A Buzz Around Town – Costa | FAQ’s: Blood and bone on vegies - Spots on citrus - Pruning Geraldton Wax-flower | Tree Change: Planting Advanced Trees – Millie | Moth Orchids – Jerry | Pretty as a Protea – Josh | Don’t Fence Me In – Jane | The Jungle Within – Sophie | Pruning Kiwifruit – Tino | Native Climbers – Clarence | My Garden Path – Adriana Pi…
 
The legacy of Andrei Sakharov and the state of Russian science todayHigh levels of ocean noise a possible threat to whales and dolphinsRace to map Ashmore Reef as aquatic worlds change fast with warming watersNew ideas challenge traditional views about plant conservation and restorationLarge scale art works take visitors on a journey of ecological …
 
The Robodebt welfare saga ends in court, a judge lamenting the anxiety and hardship the government caused; Afghanistan war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith tells a court he's the victim of a spiteful campaign from men he fought alongside; and why are more children being forced into work around the world? We're joined by an expert from the International La…
 
In 2018 Australia signed a Treaty with Timor-Leste establishing sea boundaries based on a line equidistance from each other’s coasts. Yet Australia’s seabed boundaries with Indonesia, established in the 1970s are much closer to Indonesian than Australia. How did that happen, and is it fair?
 
President Biden reaffirms America's commitment to its allies on the first day of the G7 Summit. The President meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he reveals America will send 500 million dose of Pfizer's COVID vaccine to poorer nations around the world. The CDC now investigating a potential link between vaccines and heart inflammat…
 
“Everything Housewives becomes Housewives” is the mantra of Real Housewives recapper, scholar and journalist Brian Moylan. Brian’s New York Times bestselling book, The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives is drenched with detail. It answers fans’ burning questions and charts the rise of the Bravo television franchise. Brian joins B…
 
“Everything Housewives becomes Housewives” is the mantra of Real Housewives recapper, scholar and journalist Brian Moylan. Brian’s New York Times bestselling book, The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives is drenched with detail. It answers fans’ burning questions and charts the rise of the Bravo television franchise. Brian joins B…
 
Your friend was enraged and walked off the job when the manager gave all mothers working on Mother's Day a gift of a flower and chocolates. She accused the manager of discrimination and is now taking it to the head office HR Dept. What do you think of her actions?
 
DirtyFeet is a dance company offering inclusive opportunities to dancers at every level of ability and skill. As part of its work, the company runs The Right Foot, a workshop providing a safe space to explore dance and movement. Step inside the workshop, where we to hear from dancers as they traverse the space, challenge misconceptions around abili…
 
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