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Leading experts discuss key events, people and places in Australia’s history, in partnership with ABC Radio National.

Women’s Defining Moments in Australian History

What role have women played in defining Australian culture and identity? Are we progressing as a nation or are there still areas for improvement in closing the gender gap? Recorded as part of the Canberra Writers Festival.
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Presenters: Michelle Arrow, Julia Baird, Jane Caro and Shireen Morris with Paul Barclay

Defining Moments millennials panel discussion

Are millennials history or history in the making? What does the future hold for these young people who have grown up in the final decades of the 20th century and what will be their legacy?
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Presenters: Frank Bongiorno, André Dao, Holly Ransom, Jennifer Rayner and Tamika Townsend with Paul Barclay

Defining Moments 1967 referendum panel discussion

Fifty years after the landmark 1967 referendum, has change truly come for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, or is it coming still?
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Presenters: Linda Burney, Andrea Mason, John Maynard and Ray Peckham with Paul Barclay

Defining Moments in postwar immigration panel discussion

How have Australian attitudes toward immigration changed over the decades? In what ways has postwar immigration contributed to and changed Australia? Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.
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Presenters: Frank Bongiorno, Tasneem Chopra, Marina Go, Tim Soutphommasane and Amanda Vanstone with Paul Barclay

Defining Moments in sports panel discussion

A discussion about what Australia’s love of sport says about us a nation, how it has shaped our culture and whether sport is a vehicle for social change. Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.
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Presenters: Louise Burrows, John Harms, Chris Sarra, Sally Shipard and Christian Sprenger with Paul Barclay
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Pride and Prejudice

Forty years after the first Sydney mardi gras and months after Australia achieved marriage equality, we consider whether Australia has reached the end of the rainbow. Or has the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights just begun?
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Presenters: Michael Kirby, Robyn Laverack, Jordan Raskopoulos, Shirleene Robinson, Cathy Van Extel

In conversation with the Hon John Howard

A reflection on the history of liberalism in Australia, from prime minister Alfred Deakin to prime minister John Howard, and a discussion on Defining Moments in Australian history.
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Presenters: Tom Frame, John Howard and Mathew Trinca
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