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Platform conversations

Join Australia’s leading thinkers, opinion makers and experts for provocative conversations about the issues that matter to Australia and Australians right now.

How ethical is Australia?

Peter Singer is Australia’s best-known philosopher. Once labelled the most dangerous man on the planet, he examined how well Australia is performing as a global citizen in his lecture: How ethical is Australia?

Peter Singer began the conversation with a 30-minute presentation that considered Australia's use of carbon, overseas aid, refugees and live animal exports. Then a lively and provocative question and answer session with the audience.

Recorded 15 July 2011 at the National Museum of Australia

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Constitutional recognition – so what?

Mal Brough, Alison Page and Garth Nettheim debate whether recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution will make a meaningful difference to Indigenous peoples’ lives. Hosted by David Speers, Political Editor, Sky News Australia.

Recorded 8 July 2011 at the National Museum of Australia

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