Episode

Late Night Live - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics, Society & Culture

From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.

Website

Senator Nova Peris on closing the gap; Malaysia's future; Plastic oceans

February 18th, 2015

Episode 137 of 531 episodes

Last week the seventh Closing the Gap report was tabled in Parliament with Prime Minister Abbott describing it as 'profoundly disappointing". Senator Nova Peris displayed her profound disappointment later in the day during a heartfelt speech made in the Senate pleading to allow indigenous Australians to flourish as human beings, as equal citizens in this country. Malaysia's supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges. He could spend five years in prison, which could see the end of his political career. What does this mean for the future of democracy in Malaysia?

Featured Podcast

Listen