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A Shrinking Democracy? (2016)

Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and former Foreign Minister Bob Carr discuss the state of Australian democracy. With Jamila Rizvi.


Australian Asylum (2016)

Madeline Gleeson and Emeritus Professor Robert Manne trace Australia’s history of asylum, assessing the human impact of policy and what lies ahead. With Esther Anatolitis.


Books for Better Policy (2016)

Award-winning authors Anna Funder and Yann Martel reveal the books that have shaped their lives and made them better readers, writers and human beings.


Barracuda: From Page to Screen (2016)

Christos Tsiolkas and Tony Ayres speak to Angela Savage about taking Tsiolkas's novel Barracuda from page to screen, and discuss its themes of failure, class and adolescence.


The Writers’ Room (2016)

Step into the writers' room and hear about making TV in both the US and Australia with Steve Hely and Benjamin Law. With Josh Kinal.


Elections: Aus vs USA (2016)

Seasoned political commentators Sarah Ferguson and Don Watson trace the evolution of leadership, comparing election processes and voter disillusionment in Australia and the US.


Molly Crabapple: Drawing Blood (2016)

For over a decade, Molly Crabapple has chronicled our changing world – from Occupy Wall Street to ISIS to Guantanamo Bay – through her art. With Brodie Lancaster.


Winning Women (2016)

Baileys Women’s Prize winner Eimear McBride and Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood join Aviva Tuffield to discuss their acclaimed novels, how gender informs their writing and the importance of literary prizes.


Revising Australian History (2016)

Bruce Pascoe and Henry Reynolds argue that the widely taught Australian history inaccurately represents Indigenous life and the conflict with European settlers.


ABC RN Books and Arts Live from MWF (2016)

Angela Flournoy, Rosalyn D'Mello, Emily Maguire and Celeste Liddle explore questions of gender and identity, and discuss what it means to be writing as a woman today with Books and Arts.


International students of Victoria

My Melbourne (2016)

My Melbourne asked the international students of Victoria to reflect on their time and experience in Australia, by creating stories in both written and visual form. The winners were announced at MWF during a special event.


ABR: The Jolley Prize (2016)

The 2016 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize Short Story Prize ceremony includes story readings by Josephine Rowe, Anthony Lawrence, and Ian Dickson (reading for Jonathan Tel), as well as an introductory speech by Maxine Beneba Clarke.