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The Public Purse

June 23rd, 2013

Episode 26 of 83 episodes

Trains, planes or automobiles, health, education or indigenous care, welfare or childcare, the young or the old, the fast or the creative, an NBN or hospital beds – how should politicians decide where our taxes should go? With the election looming and promises flying from all sides of politics, the indomitable Sally Warhaft is joined by special guests Kristina Keneally and John Hewson for a robust perusal of the public purse. Podcast Missed out? It needn’t be so. Download the mp3 (30.7mb) or subscribe to the Fifth Estate podcast to catch up on this discussion. The Fifth Estate The Fifth Estate is indispensible live journalism – the Wheeler Centre’s series of fortnightly forums hosted by broadcaster, journalist and anthropologist Sally Warhaft. Sally’s formidable intelligence, innate curiosity and savvy interviewing style draws the best out of her subjects, resulting in surprising revelations or even breaking news – but always, a riveting exchange of ideas. 2013 events (all available via podcast on our website) have included Amanda Vanstone and Michael Wesley discussing ambassadors abroad, Alison Anderson illuminating Indigenous affairs and Christopher Kremmer and Robin Jeffrey on Incredible India. Twitter Follow the discussion on Twitter. Post with #FifthEstate.