Carey Steers New Novel Into Australia's Aboriginal Past
Peter Carey is one of Australia's most critically acclaimed authors. But until now, he says he's avoided a big topic: Australia's history of dispossession of its first peoples. For a long time, he believe that as a non-Indigenous author, it wasn't his place. But Peter Carey's view on that has changed and his new book, A Long Way From Home explores some of the more shameful parts of the nation's past. He spoke to Matt Wordsworth. And a warning, this interview contains strong language.
Panel Discussion: Should Young Adults Be Excluded From Assisted Dying Legislation?
Matt Wordsworth speaks to three young Australians who have had to face their own mortality. Robin Eames, Madison Brooke and Jessica Bean share their views on voluntary assisted dying and whether young people should be able to access any future laws.
Victoria On The Verge Of Passing Historic Assisted Dying Legislation
More than 70 percent of Australians broadly support the idea of voluntary euthanasia, but attempts at making it law have so far failed. Since the Northern Territory law was overturned by the federal government in 1997, there have been more than 40 attempts around the country. But recently, the issue has re-entered the public arena. Now Victoria is on the verge of passing historic assisted dying legislation. Naomi Selvaratnam reports.