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Politics Podcast

ABC Radio National

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Michelle Grattan reports from Canberra each weekday on Breakfast. Counterpoint and Late Night Live dip into all sides of political commentary and, if it's serious news, it'll be discussed all over RN from RN Drive to Sunday Extra.

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Self-immolation: why is it happening and what is the moral response?

May 5th, 2016

Episode 1580 of 1761 episodes

From Vietnam to Tunisia and Tibet, self-immolation has been used as a means of political protest. Now it is also occurring at the Nauru detention centre. But will the shock of these events translate to action? Or have we simply accepted the human collateral of Australia’s official policy of deterrence?

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