A Middle Ground 22: Australia and China's deteriorating relationship with Professor Caitlin Byrne
In this episode of the Griffith University podcast A Middle Ground, we look at the fractious relationship between Australia and China. The formal arrest of Australian citizen Yang Hengjun on suspicion of spying, has significantly heightened those tensions, in what some analysts see as a potentially ...
August 19, 2019
A Middle Ground 21: Press Freedom in Australia
Recent raids by the Australian Federal Police on journalists are raising questions about whether separation of the state, police and judiciary is under threat in Australia. In this episode of 'A Middle Ground' Nance Haxton speaks with Trent Dalton, Hedley Thomas, Adele Ferguson, Hugh Riminton, Peter...
June 25, 2019
A Middle Ground: Episode 20 - How Parliament Looks Now with Paul Williams and Warren Entsch
On this episode of Griffith University's A Middle Ground podcast, we look at how the numbers have firmed up for this new term of Australian parliament, and what that means for our democratic process. In the wake of the federal election miracle result, Paul Williams discusses whether we can ever trus...
May 21, 2019
A Middle Ground: Episode 19: 2019 Federal Election Wash Up
In this episode of 'A Middle Ground', Griffith University's Nance Haxton speaks with Professor Anne Tiernan about the federal election result, Queensland voters and Australia's 46th parliament.
May 17, 2019
A Middle Ground: Episode 18 - Federal election: Where are the Rural Issues?
While much of Australia's prosperity still comes from it's regional heartland, rural issues have received little attention in this federal election campaign. This is despite recent devastating natural disasters across north-west Queensland, where more than 650-thousand head of cattle died in catastr...
May 03, 2019
A Middle Ground: Episode 17 - Federal Election: Dickson Voter Forum
The electorate of Dickson has historically been a changeable seat and it’s proving to be a nail biter in the federal election campaign. "A Middle Ground’s" Nance Haxton visited Dickson and found that voters were looking beyond personality politics in 2019.
April 03, 2019
A Middle Ground: Episode 16 - Samara McPhedran on gun laws
Guns and the laws that govern their control are again in the spotlight, in the wake of the massacre of 50 people in two Christchurch mosques on March 15. Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Violence Research and Prevention Program Dr Samara McPhedran has researched this extensively, and ...
March 14, 2019
A Middle Ground: Episode 15 - Natasha Stott-Despoja and David Ritter
In this episode of 'A Middle Ground' Nance Haxton speaks with former Senator and leader of the Democrats, Natasha Stott-Despoja, about her new nook ‘On Violence’ and how the diminution of behavioural standards in federal parliament is part of the problem. Also in this episode, Nance talks with CEO o...