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The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.

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The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.

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The Roundtable

Latest release on Dec 14, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Consent laws for sexual assault

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A review by the New South Wales Law Reform Commission recommends a string of proposals designed to clarify the communication of sexual consent.

Oct 26 2019

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Rank #2: Decentralised Technology and 'the age of the algorithm'

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How can we preserve privacy and rights, so we don’t end up with a surveillance state?

Oct 19 2019

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Rank #3: Drug testing

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Is there a case for drug testing welfare recipients?

Sep 14 2019

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Rank #4: Stemming the flood of e-waste

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Could the ‘right to repair’ and ‘micro-recycling’ help fix the world’s e-waste problem?

Oct 12 2019

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Rank #5: How much of the Great Barrier Reef will survive?

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The latest 5-year Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded from ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’. With further warming and bleaching events predicted, how much of the reef can recover naturally and how much could we save?

Sep 07 2019

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Rank #6: Government targets environment activists with changes to boycott laws

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Scott Morrison has signalled possible changes to competition law that would seek to prevent activists carrying out secondary boycotts.

Nov 09 2019

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Rank #7: Pharmacy battleground

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Would a change to pharmacy ownership laws and location laws result in cheaper medications?

Aug 31 2019

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Rank #8: Constitutional Reform

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It’s now more than forty years since Australia amended its constitution - the longest period without change since Federation.

Aug 24 2019

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Rank #9: What is China going to do in Hong Kong?

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China has amassed a show of force on the border with Hong Kong while civil protests against the territory's Beijing-backed government continue.

Aug 17 2019

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Rank #10: Fears of a global economic downturn

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All fingers point to the US-China trade war, but how much is it really to blame?

Aug 10 2019

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Rank #11: Violence in hospitals

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Thousands of hospital staff have walked off the job in Sydney, protesting the alarming rise of assaults in hospitals. Is giving security personnel the power to 'restrain and detain' the answer?

Aug 03 2019

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Rank #12: Our Space fascination

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Fifty years after the Apollo moon landing, where are we going in Space?

Jul 20 2019

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Rank #13: Equal pay

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What contributes most to the gender pay gap and what can we do to close it?

Jul 13 2019

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Rank #14: Nuclear weapons

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As the region becomes increasingly militarised, should Australia consider developing nuclear weapons?

Jul 06 2019

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Rank #15: Chronic pain

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Is Australian healthcare really helping people who have chronic pain?

Jun 22 2019

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Rank #16: High fee charging surgeons

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If surgeons behave unethically what sort of sanctions should they receive?

Jun 15 2019

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Rank #17: Press Freedom

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Were Australian Federal Police raids on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation designed to intimidate?

Jun 08 2019

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Rank #18: Youth mental health crisis

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Young people with serious mental health problems are crying out for better services

May 25 2019

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Rank #19: The most marginal seat in Australia

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Herbert in Queensland is the country's most marginal seat and a bellwether for voter disgruntlement

May 11 2019

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Rank #20: The rise of the accidental home-schooler

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The number of children being home-schooled has risen nearly threefold over the past five years in some states.

May 04 2019

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