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  • E-Waste: Forgotten, but not gone

    21/07/2016 Duration: 19min

    Ashleigh Morris is a researcher from the University of NSW, and reviewed Australia’s e-waste laws, comparing them to those of two international leaders in the field of e-waste recycling: Japan and Switzerland. She found the way Australia deals with e-waste is ineffective and needs greater scrutiny over compliance to national policy to prevent hazardous pollutants from ending up in landfill. Music: Documentary clips courtesy Basel Action Network (

  • Some Very 'Questionable Deeds'

    13/07/2016 Duration: 27min

    One random night in 2004, Michael’s long term partner Jonathan died unexpectedly rehearsing a new play. With his name secretly removed from the death certificate, Michael found himself unable to finalise Jono’s affairs. His book, Questionable Deeds, relives the devastating and drawn out process that followed. In this interview, we talk about his book, homophobia, grief, theatre, and politics – an important discussion as Australia faces down the barrel of a plebiscite on marriage equality.

  • Treating elephants as 'renewable resources'

    06/07/2016 Duration: 16min

    Could elephants be treated as renewable resources for the purpose of ivory trade? This is the approach of some small African nations, selling trophy hunts to the highest bidder, with money being reinvested into elephant and rhino conservation. Other nations are determined to destroy the black market trade by burning ivory stockpiles to send a message. One Queensland researcher says ivory burns are meaningless unless the impact on the market is tracked.

  • Understanding Economics

    29/06/2016 Duration: 19min

    Finance headlines seem to simmer beneath the conscious awareness of many, and economic words like the interest rates, ASX200, consumer confidence, and GDP often fly past on the news without a second thought. Daniel Seed speaks to economist Paul Frijters to explain some of the most common economics terms we might hear every single day without ever paying attention to what they mean. Brought to you by