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Henry Parkes Oration and Charles Perkins Oration

October 28th, 2014

Episode 46 of 453 episodes

On Big Ideas today we remember history. It’s the 125th anniversary if Sir Henry Parker’s famed federation speech and we look back at the life and political achievements of a man who’s been called one of Australia’s most important founding fathers. And also in the program: an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people explains how can we turn community action into national policy.

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