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Highlights

The Plight of the Yazidis

The wider world became aware of the Yazidis when ISIS attacked their homeland in the Sinjar mountains. ISIS massacred Yazidis, enslaved the women and children and drove most them out of their homeland. Racho Donef outlines their centuries old persecution, their basic religious tenets and current state.
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Why Are We Here? Physics and the Fortunate Universe

The fine tuning of the universe for life is a major unsolved problem in the world of physics. Geraint Lewis and Luke Barnes explain what we know of the universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history.
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Women Journalists at War

Since Agnes Macready travelled to South Africa in 1900 to cover the Boer War for the Catholic Press, Australian women have fought for the right to report on conflict. In the watershed years of World War II, more than twenty Australasian women reported from overseas and on the home front. Dr Jeannine Baker shares the stories of some of these trailblazing female journalists.
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Indigenous Incarceration and Community Solutions

Indigenous Australians make up 27% of prisoners – a statistic that has almost doubled since the 1991 Royal Commission. It doesn’t have to be like this. Join the Hon Linda Burney and the Hon Bob Debus AM to discuss what must be done to realise meaningful change.
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