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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

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Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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David Day on Paul Keating

February 23rd, 2015

Episode 111 of 559 episodes

Former Prime Minister, Treasurer and self-described Placido Domingoof Australianpolitics, Paul Keating, remains a compelling figure from our political past.His economic reforms, which opened up Australia, have been applauded even by his opponents. Yet his broader agenda, including Australia becoming a republic, remains unfulfilled and contested.How did Keating develop his 'big picture'? What are the contemporary lessons from his era of reform and political risk taking? Keating biographer, Davd Day, talks to Paul Barclay.

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