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Democracy Sausage: the $60 billion question

With the Government’s JobKeeper scheme set to cost $60 billion less than originally forecasted, this week on Democracy Sausage we look at what the government might do with its bonus billions.

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Democracy Sausage: The New Zealand election, and the politics of protest in a pandemic

Mark Kenny is joined by New Zealand experts Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment and Professor Janine Hayward to talk about the upcoming New Zealand election, and the panel discuss the global Black Lives Matter protests.

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Democracy Sausage: Chaos, curfews and COVID-19

With cities under curfew and the national guard called out, the Democracy Sausage panel take a look at how populism and a president abdicating responsibility is dividing the US.

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Solar oration: Fleur Yaxley

The ANU Energy Update is the ECI's annual flagship event - a one-day summit that brings together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest world energy trends.

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In Conversation with Dervla McTiernan

Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed crime fiction writer Dervla McTiernan is in conversation with Jeff Popple on Dervla's new novel The Good Turn, the third in the Cormac Reilly series, following The Rúin and The Scholar.

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In Conversation with David Kilcullen

Professor David Kilcullen is in conversation with Professor John Blaxland on David's new book, The Dragons and the Snakes.

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Imagining Australia with 100% renewable energy: how do we get there?

Demand for our exports will change as other countries decarbonise. Australia has good wind and solar resources by international standards – but is it feasible to export large amounts of solar and wind energy? What could the future hold – and what needs to change to get us there?

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ACLF 2020: Big Picture Series - The future of universities

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum 2020 presents the Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world - The future of universities. How well have universities adapted to COVID-19 and what changes to the university model are here to stay?

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Solved!: How Other Countries Have Cracked the World's Biggest Problems and We Can Too

Listen to Andrew Wear in conversation with Andrew Leigh MP on Andrew Wear's new book Solved!: How Other Countries Have Cracked the World's Biggest Problems and We Can Too.

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Democracy Sausage: Understanding Coronavirus and the Coalition’s ills

Mark Kenny, veteran political journalist Malcolm Farr and Marija Taflaga chat about the week in politics, and Professor Peter Collignon joins us in the studio to discuss the emergence of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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Democracy Sausage: Press freedom with Annika Smethurst

On this very special episode of Democracy Sausage, Mark and Marija are joined by News Corp’s Annika Smethurst and The Australian National University’s Dr Will Grant to take a very personal look at media freedom in Australia.

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Democracy Sausage: the era of existential risk

On this very special Democracy Sausage podcast extra, Mark Kenny talks to the noted Irish columnist and author Fintan O’Toole about Brexit and the Irish border, global leadership, and democratic systems in a time of global crisis.

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Democracy Sausage: Climate change, coronavirus, and universal challenges

Part of Mark Kenny's Democracy Sausage podcast series, Mark joins Professor Brian Schmidt AC, to discuss how to achieve negative emissions, frustrations with the climate change debate, the challenge of Coronavirus, and his vision for the national university.

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Democracy Sausage: Imagining Australia after COVID-19

Part of Mark Kenny's Democracy Sausage podcast series, our expert panel discusses whether the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to major, permanent changes in Australia’s society and economy.

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Sir George Reid Centenary Lecture

Recorded at Australia House, London on 11 September 2018, Dr David Headon, Foundation Fellow at the ANU Australian Studies Institute, presents this lecture on Sir George Reid on the eve of the centenary of his death at Australia House in London.

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So much more than a Prime Minister - Andrew Fisher (1862-1928)

Recorded at Australia House, London on 22 October 2019 with introduction by the Hon George Brandis QC, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Listen to the remarkable contribution to Australian political life made by Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister.

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First Nations, first knowledge

80,000 years of innovation. Could you manage a continent sustainably for millennia? Covering outback tech, cross-cultural relations, and artificial intelligence, our presenters discuss the power of Indigenous knowledge and frameworks to approaching contemporary problems.

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Treaty: Future legal issues for Indigenous agreement making in Australia

The Hon Robert French AC speaks on the future legal issues of formalising a treaty agreement with Australia's First Nations people.

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In conversation with Bernard Collaery

Bernard Collaery is in conversation with Andrew Wilkie on Bernard's new book, Oil Under Troubled Water. Australia's Timor Sea Intrigue, which relates the sordid history of Australian government dealings with East Timor.

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2020 International Women's Day panel - climate change

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To celebrate at ANU, a group of leading women will come together to share their expertise and leadership on this year's theme - climate change.

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Liberating technology: the future of human agency

Lama Nachman, an Intel Fellow and the Director of the Anticipatory Computing Lab in the Intel Labs at Intel Corporation, discusses how we interact and engage with sensing technologies.

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