Noel Pearson discusses his hopes for an reconciled Australian republic. Controversial climate change sceptic Lord Monckton on why he believes the science is wrong, music legend John Cale remembers working with the Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop and Brian Eno, and US writer Jonathan Safran Foer explains why he no longer eats animals. The extended mix features the Sydney Festival's keynote talks event: "Hope 2010: Crisis, Catharsis and Renewal".
Stories include, 'Abbott echoes Obama's election catchcry', 'Foil roof insulation suspended by Government', 'Calls to replace Office of Police Integrity', 'Inside an iconic jazz club'.
As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict - the former United Nations' spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss. Mr Weiss has resigned from the UN after 14 years and returned home to Australia. He's now free to speak openly about the situation in Sri Lanka, for the first time and does so candidly and unflinchingly in Foreign Correspondent's return program.
Stories include, 'Joyce ridiculed over economic credibility', 'Australia's airports to get security upgrade', 'Toyota forced to recall Prius', 'Doubts cast on $70b coal deal', 'Ashby perjury case collapses', 'Secret documents at core of Chilcot Inquiry', 'Dr Hans Blix discusses Chilcot Inquiry', 'Foil insulation banned in Government rebate program'.
Peter Singer, Tim Costello and others debate over how aid to poor countries is best spent in 'One Just World'.
Stories include, 'Turnbull attacks Abbott's alternative ETS', 'Are big banks abusing their market power?', 'An audience with Martin Scorsese'.
For the first time the funny 'bad guy' of television and radio, Red Symons and his wife, Elly, speak about their heart-breaking and inspiring journey with their son, Samuel, on Australian Story. I
It's a telling statistic that seven out of ten Australians die what might be called an "expected death". In many cases doctors can tell patients roughly how long they have to live. In reality, only a few take advantage of those warnings. Instead they prefer to believe that somehow modern medicine will save them. Now a small group of doctors and nurses are warning that our obsession with curing illness is leaving patients poorly cared for and unprepared for death.
Q&A kicks into 2010 with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joining host Tony Jones and over 200 young Australians for a live (AEDT) broadcast from Old Parliament House (the new Museum of Australian Democracy).
Stories include, 'Rudd misled about fair work laws', 'Jitters as Greece faces default threat', 'Accused Darwin firebomber faces court', 'MPs spar over opposing climate policies', 'Warne wanted to sell Victoria to Indians', 'Missionaries face jail over Haiti kidnapping', 'Prius investigated for faulty brakes'.
Stories include, 'Climate wars rage on in Canberra', 'IPCC scientists on the defensive as sceptics step up assault', 'Black Saturday one year on'.
Stories include, 'Rudd seeks to discredit Abbott's climate plan', 'iiNet not responsible for illegal downloads', 'Men at Work ripped off children's song', 'Penny Wong compares climate policies', 'Alleged Darwin bomber made threat'.
Stories include, 'Broadband plan runs into financial dilemma', 'Climate wars- Lord Monckton visits Australia', 'Edinburgh Military Tattoo down under'.
Stories include, 'Man bombs Darwin insurance company', 'General sacked over troubled fighter planes', 'Government unleashes on Abbott's climate plan', 'Bob Brown compares climate policies', 'Racist attack was allegedly faked', 'Victoria remembers fires one year on', 'Pulp mill protesters plead not guilty', 'Rain fills Toorale Station dams'.
Stories include, 'Fiery debate over rival climate policies', 'Interest rates kept on hold', 'Mixed response to Abbott's climate approach', 'Terry Pratchett calls for legalised euthanasia', 'Barnaby Joyce discusses new climate policy', 'Israeli officers reprimanded over white phosphorous', 'Foreign students face uncertain future'.
Stories include, 'Tony Abbott joins The 7.30 Report', 'Virtual office becomes a reality', 'Abbott unveils new Coaltion climate change policy'.
Stories include, 'Paris treasures draw bumper crowds', 'Swan on Australia's grey future', 'The future is grey', 'Hand up not a hand out'.
Panellists include Graham Richardson, legendary Labor identity, Joe Hockey, Shadow Treasurer, Maxine McKew, Member for Bennelong, David Marr, journalist and commentator and Kerry Chikarovski, former State Liberal leader.
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