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Indigenous Artist Feature

As the nation celebrates the 1967 referendum, young indigenous artist Zachary Bennett-Brook discusses his journey to success and his hopes for true reconciliation.  
How did Zachary Bennett -Brook fuse his two loves to achieve success? What problems did he face on his journey? What does he believe is the real key to reconciliation?  
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Indigenous Education Feature

One-time model, turned champion of Indigenous education, Lois Peeler on the 50th anniversary of the historic 1967 Aboriginal referendum. 
What do contemporary students find so inspiring about Lois Peelers story? What is her message to young indigenous Australians? Why is Lois such a strong advocate of the Worowa system of learning?  

Budget Banks

Tension between the Turnbull Government and the country's biggest banks is escalating as the industry reacts to a new levy in the Budget.   
Representatives from the five affected banks have met Treasury officials but the head of the banking industry group says they emerged with more questions than answers.
Interview with Dr. Muhammad Wildan, M.A., lecturer and researcher from the State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, regarding the government's decision to dissolve Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI).  
Is dissolving an organization an effective step? Why this decision can be understood in the framework of the unity of NKRI? What to do to avoid turmoil?

Economy Wages

Wages growth remains at a record low, while consumer confidence has taken a turn for the worse following the Federal Budget. Those are the findings from the latest ABS data and the cost of living is rising faster than wages.
Figures from the Bureau of Statistics show wages rose by half a per cent in the March quarter, to be at 1.9 per cent for the year. And with inflation at 2.1 per cent, the cost of living is now rising faster than the take-home pay of many Austral...

100 Days

Professor William Liddle, emeritus professor from Ohio University discusses President Donald Trumps first 100 days in the White House. 
How well did Donald Trump perform in his first 100 days as President of the USA? What were the main obstacles he faced? Why? Professor William Liddle, Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University discusses these and related questions...

Desi Anwar Writes

Desi Anwar - Indonesian columnist, senior anchor and journalist - talks about her writings and appearance at Sydney Writers' Festival 2017.
Public anxiety about housing affordability is at an all-time high.
Can the federal budget help those on low incomes, refugees, and recent arrivals who are on public housing waiting list?

'Jomblo' Card

Natasha Cindy, Riau University alumnus talks about the proposed ID card for single people in Jakarta. 
Is there any need to create an ID card for single people? What would be the benefits? Why did the newly elected governor and vice governor of Jakarta think it would be good to have an ID card for single people? Natasha Cindy explains.  

Budget Fairness

Economist Dr Peter McCawley, former Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute and currently Visiting Fellow, Indonesia Project, Arndt-Corden Dept of Economics, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU assesses the effectiveness and fairness of the...
How fair is the 2017 Federal Budget for Australian citizens? What is the greatest challenge facing future budgets? Why? Are the current changes to taxation adequate? Dr Peter McCawley addresses these and related issues.  

Budget Reply Reax Feature

The Federal Government has criticised the Opposition Leaders Budget reply speech as unrealistic in the face of the current deficit. 
Why was Bill Shorten critical of the Federal Governments 2017 budget? How did the Treasurer and Prime Minister respond to the Opposition Leaders criticisms? What about the minor parties?

Life After Ahok Sentence

Human Rights Watch senior researcher, Andreas Harsono talks about the future of Indonesia if it does not rescind the blasphemy law. 
How might the jail sentence on Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) impact on Indonesian life? Why is it important for Indonesia to rescind its blasphemy law? Human Rights Watch senior researcher Andreas Harsono addresses these and related questions....

Happiness Metaphors

Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg, a PhD candidate in linguistics at Monash University talks about the nuance of near synonyms used to express happiness in Indonesian. 
What are the different words used to express happiness in Indonesian? How are the different words used in metaphors? How do their different meanings illustrate different understandings of what happiness might be? Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg...

Gold Gold Gold

Paul Thomas (Monash University) and Dedeh Erawati (athlete Indonesia) talk about participating in the recent World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland. 
How successful were Paul Thomas and Dedeh Erawati at the recent World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand? Why was the achievement especially satisfying for Paul? What needs to be done to encourage more Indonesians to compete in the World...
Although newcomers to Australia can face difficulties when dealing with legal problems like getting fines, support is available to help those who need it to dispute fines and understand the legal system better.  
How do newcomers to Australia react when notified that they have to pay a fine? What organisations can help them to deal with fines? What services do those organisations provide? Is the assistance free?