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Noel Pearson offers his thoughts on how the post Whitlam project to overcome social disadvantage can be pursued and why the Australian constitution needs to be updated to recognise indigenous heritage and end discrimination. Source: abc.net.au
Big Ideas explores the myth that pre-European settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness. It's a landscape actively shaped by fire. Historian Bill Gammage explains how to reread not only the land itself, but also maps, place names and historic documents. He is in conversation with Radio Nationalâ€™s Kate Evans.
The Kremlin no longer pretends to subscribe to European values or to believe in rule of law and civil society. Europe appears to be increasingly tangential to Vladimir Putin's vision of a globally resurgent Russia. The 'strategic partnership' with the EU is stagnating and previously strong bilateral relationships are showing new strains. So do we see a structural shift in Russian foreign policy?