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Clive Hamilton, author of Earthmasters, asks the question: What would it mean for humans to mould nature as a whole, to make the Earth itself into an artefact designed to suit our needs?
Those of us who live on the island of Australia can’t help but be influenced by its unique landscape.
Those of us who live on the island of Australia can’t help but be influenced by its unique landscape. Malcolm Knox, Kathryn Heyman and Ian Hoskins discuss understanding Australia through the nature and history of its land.
Anne Manne is the author of "Motherhood" and Quarterly Essay 29, "Love & Money". Her latest book is "The Life of I: The New Culture of Narcissism", which she discusses with Ramona Koval.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 6: Rupert Murdoch and Kamahl, 1958.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 7: George Johnston and Leonard Cohen, 1960.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 8: Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence, 1987.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 9: Lionel Rose and Elvis Presley, 1968.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 10: Ned Kelly and Redmond Barry, 1880.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 2: Billy Hughes and Woodrow Wilson, 1919.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 3: Isabel Letham and Duke Kahanamoku, 1914.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 3: Nellie Melba and Enrico Caruso, 1902.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 5: Joe Lyons and Benito Mussolini, 1935.
Australian Encounters: Heroes, Villains and Ratbags. Episode 1: Bob Hawke and Frank Sinatra, 1974. Original ABC airdate: 30 July 2013.
You can learn a lot about a country from its pastimes and the people who have fallen between the cracks of history. This is a look at the history of Australia, but not as you know it.
Rupert Murdoch owns 70 per cent of the media in Australia and is one of the biggest players in global media. Recently Murdoch has been the subject of increasing scrutiny following the News of the World phone hacking scandal in Britain.
In "Little Failure", Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty account of his life from his birth in Leningrad and his immigration to the enemy – America.
Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years.

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