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ABC Radio National presents material from Big Ideas web and TV to bring you the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.


Gradual, but significant, change is occurring to Australia's immigration intake. More migrants are being granted temporary visas. Currently there is in excess of one million migrants living heretemporarily, on visas such as the 457 skilled worker visa. It is getting harder to secure permanent residency. Author and researcher, Peter Mares, says...

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To make human rights useful for everyday life, we need to change the language from ‘rights’ to ‘gifting’.

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The Elgin Marbles

November 30th, 2016

Should the Parthenon Marbles be returned to Greece? A Mini Moot to mark 200 years since the British Museum purchased the marbles from Lord Elgin.

Looking at Europe: with young eyes - and behind the scenes at CERN