To The Quad! The Origins of “Indo-Pacific”

ChinaTalk | 13 March 2021 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Medcalf about his book Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World’s Pivotal Region. Discusses 15th-century Korean maps, the promise of the 1947 Asian Relations Conference, Australia and India’s shifting conceptions of their place in the region, the origins of the Quad (US, Japan, Australia-India Quadrilateral Security Dialogue), and China-Australia relations.

Cameron Murray on Grey Corruption and the ‘Game of Mates’

Speaking with… | 28 July 2017 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Cameron Murray about his book Game Of Mates: How Favours Bleed the Nation, co-authored with Paul Frijters. Explores the murky world of “grey gifts”: favours and promises given to bureaucrats and politicians in order to secure favourable decisions and judgements (land rezoning, planning approvals, etc). Discusses how these arrangements occur, who benefits, who foots the bill and the potential solutions. Focusses on Australia, but the prescription and solutions to grey corruption apply everywhere.

Carmen Callil: Oh Happy Day

The Book Club | 4 November 2020 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Carmen Callil about her book Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times. Uses the story of her 18th-century ancestors being transported to Australia to explore English and Australian social history and the darker side of empire.

The Journey of Munjed Al Muderis from Refugee to World Leading Surgeon

Big Ideas | 2 January 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Munjed Al Muderis about his journey from Iraqi refugee to world-famous orthopaedic surgeon. One hell of a story, with insights on the refugee experience, refugee policy, entitled medical culture, humanitarian work, and Iraq. Draws from his book Walking Free.