Foreign Correspondent has covered extraordinary and dramatic global change since it launched back in 1992 and yet, as the program's 20th anniversary program shows, while many parts of the world have moved at warp speed, others remain mired in the past. To explore the way our world has spun during these years, Foreign Correspondent alumni Tony Jones and Jennifer Byrne have returned to the program for special assignments.
In a world where house prices are out of control, jobs are less secure and university debt is exploding, is it any wonder young people are starting to feel ripped off? In this episode of Hack Live Tom Tilley gathers a panel of Australians, young and old, and asks ‘is there a war on young people’?
The boomers had cheap houses and free degrees, and
now as they enter their twilight years they either won’t get
off the career ladder or they’re living it up. But what about
their kids? For most of them, the great Australian dream has become a great Australian nightmare. Young people today are too busy paying off their education let alone paying off a home, and to pay off anything at all they need a steady job and a chance of success. This wasn’t what they were promised.
Nine days out from the election this program will hear from young Australians feeling left behind, young entrepreneurs bucking the trend, the oldies who think this generation has it too easy, and the politicians who have the power to start serious change.
Is there really a ‘war on young people’ or is it a mindset of the over entitled? And can the ‘battle lines’ be redrawn? It’s time to find out.
Stories include: 'Interview: Ali Kadri, Islamic Council of Queensland', 'Panel: Sally Sinclair, CEO National Employment Services Association; Professor Mark Western, Director Institute for Social Science Research; Dr Cassa'
INTERVIEW: ALI KADRI, ISLAMIC COUNCIL OF QUEENSLAND
David Lipson speaks with Ali Kadri for his reaction to an Essential poll during the week in which nearly half of all Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration.
PANEL: SALLY SINCLAIR, CEO NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ASSOCIATION; PROFESSOR MARK WESTERN, DIRECTOR INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH; DR CASSA
David Lipson hosts a panel and poses the question: should Australians lose their welfare benefits if they don't comply with the government's new welfare rules?
Australians' Addiction To Prescription Opioids Soaring
Over the past decade Australians' use of opioid-based prescription painkillers has quadrupled. At least 800 people each year are overdosing on the medications. Lateline's Tierney Bonini meets one family whose daughter died after becoming addicted to the drugs, and a young woman struggling to wean herself off the painkillers.
Interview: Malcolm Cook, Lowy Institute
David Lipson speaks to Malcolm Cook, non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute and senior fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, about Australia's decision to send military spy planes over the southern Philippines in a bid to push out IS-affiliated groups.
Late Debate: Zed Seselja And Linda Burney
David Lipson speaks to assistant minister for social services and multicultural affairs Zed Seselja and shadow minister for human services Linda Burney about the week in politics.
Chatline: The Week In Review
From opioid addiction, to the quest to reunite an elderly man with his family, Jamie Cummins reports on the stories that got you talking this week.