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The Fifth Estate responds to the most important stories of the day and reignites those that have fallen off the front pages.

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The Fifth Estate responds to the most important stories of the day and reignites those that have fallen off the front pages.

    Kevin Rudd on Australia’s Post-Pandemic Future

    Kevin Rudd on Australia’s Post-Pandemic Future

    Kevin Rudd joins Sally Warhaft for a live-streamed Fifth Estate discussion of these questions and more. As president of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York, a former Australian diplomat in China, and, of course, our former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Rudd shares his reflections on diplomacy and governance, his insights into how the pandemic is likely to alter international relations, and his thoughts on how Australia can continue to manage the far-reaching economic and political impacts of Covid-19.

    • 48 min
    Tom Porteous on Human Rights and COVID-19

    Tom Porteous on Human Rights and COVID-19

    Tom Porteous is a former journalist for the Guardian and the BBC, and an expert on global conflict management and resolution. Now deputy program director at Human Rights Watch, he joined Sally Warhaft live from Paris to discuss human rights and COVID-19.

    • 53 min
    Joshua Wong: Unfree Speech

    Joshua Wong: Unfree Speech

    Joshua Wong was still a teenager when he rose to international prominence as a leader in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement, protesting increased Chinese Communist Party intervention in the city’s electoral system. With Sally Warhaft, he talks about the evolution of Hong Kong’s democracy movement and the impact of COVID-19.

    • 37 min
    Malcolm Turnbull

    Malcolm Turnbull

    With host Sally Warhaft, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discusses his life and the trajectory of his extraordinary career. The pair talk, too, about the current state of Australian politics, his notable encounters during his time in public office, and the pressures that permeate a Prime Ministership.

    • 58 min
    State of Emergence

    State of Emergence

    In a special live-streamed edition of The Fifth Estate, journalist George Megalogenis joins host Sally Warhaft for a careful analysis of the coronavirus pandemic, our precarious present and the future that may follow. Drawing on lessons from the past – including the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, post-World War II unemployment and more – they consider what the compounding challenges of the coronavirus will mean for our national character, for different workers and citizens, and for our political era. How will we be changed?

    • 50 min
    Bob Brown: Australia Ablaze

    Bob Brown: Australia Ablaze

    The bushfires that raged across the country this summer have caused environmental and economic damage that will be felt for years to come. In Canberra, they have ignited a frenzy of finger-pointing in every direction. In the first Fifth Estate discussion of 2020, Sally Warhaft talks with environmentalist and former Greens leader Bob Brown about the ecological, political and economic implications of this urgent and ongoing national issue.

    • 58 min

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