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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
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Elder abuse

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:05
Ageism and the abuse of elderly Australian is on the rise. It's a surprising trend given that the culture that we set now is the culture that we’ll inherit later.
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70s Australia and frontier history

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 20:05
How the Ocker character navigated the social changes of 1970s Australia and a revised history of the indigenous way of life prior to colonial contact.
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Bonus episode: How Do You Sleep At Night? - Mr Tobacco

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In this bonus episode of the ABC's How Do You Sleep At Night? podcast, journalist Sarah McVeigh meets the man who argues the case for a tobacco company when cigarettes kill millions of people every year.
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The moral tightrope

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:05
What does the history of ethics tell us about living a moral life?
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Science fiction as a guide for the future

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:05
Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says that every great human advance is preceded by a leap in imagination.
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Sleeping rough and health inequality

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:05
The experience of homelessness in Australia and how social and economic inequality leads to health inequality.
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