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How Australia put 30,000 people in limbo
When he was a teenager Zaki fled a Taliban death warrant to find somewhere safe. Instead, he found himself impounded in the politics of fear that Australian leaders have been stoking for decades. He is one of 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers in the ‘legacy caseload’, kept silent by a system that holds permanent protection out of reach. • A legal limbo without end: the people who came by boat but never found home in Australia
South Australia’s coronavirus outbreak and the dangers of a casual workforce
After facing its first outbreak in months, South Australia’s hard lockdown came to an end on Sunday, three days earlier than scheduled. The state government has directed much of the blame for this confusing response on one hotel worker. Reporter Melissa Davey talks about why one individual is not to blame and how this outbreak has exposed deeply rooted problems with both Australia’s Covid-19 response and the makeup of our workforce.
US minority voters and the future of the Republican party
Gary Younge looks at the history of US voting rights and what the changing demographics of the country mean for Republicans
How Samuel Paty's murder reignited France's free speech debate
The beheading of a schoolteacher who had shown his class cartoons of the prophet Muhammad during a lesson on free speech has rekindled a debate in France about secularism and the state’s role in regulating free expression
Holding Australia to account for allegations of war crimes
The Brereton report, four years in the making, has found credible evidence that Australian special forces were involved in the murder of 39 Afghan civilians. It also detailed the brutal nature of some of these alleged killings, and alleged attempts to cover them up. Reporter Christopher Knaus talks about the consequences and how it all came to light
What is modern monetary theory and could it fix Australia’s problems?
Australia entered a recession in September for the first time in nearly 30 years. As countries around the world face similar economic woes, some are calling for a new way for governments to think about the economy. In this episode of Full Story, University of Newcastle professor Bill Mitchell and economics reporter Martin Farrer explain what modern monetary theory is and how it could work