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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.


There’s evidence to suggest that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health sector is treated differently to mainstream services. Why does this happen and how can government and policy makers change this treatment?

Rebranding and revamping before renewed protectionism destroys all

So the demand for authentic and sustainable leisure experiences has never been higher. But how green is eco-tourism really?

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Big Ideas 17 October 2016

October 17th, 2016

Opinions are a dime a dozen.Everyone has one and plenty of people share them on Twitter, Facebook, or on online comments pages. Is all this opinion enhancing democracy or hindering real debate? Also, commentator and economic historian, Niall Ferguson, reflects on the importance of history and how it can be applied to the present, and the state...