Happy new year.
Where do we go from here? After a dramatic year, we look ahead to some key economic and political trends that will influence our lives over the next 12 months.
Lucy Haslam and Alex Wodak helped convince the public and politicians that the time for legalised medicinal cannabis had come.
In 2016 three Australian states and the Commonwealth passed laws to legalise the growing of medicinal cannabis. It was an extraordinary result for a campaign that struggled for decades to gain traction.
As the curtain falls on the year, one of the most powerful players in the new parliament looks back on his successes.
After ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, the government is looking ahead to its 2017 review of climate change policy.
What do you believe in?
Four stories on belief: from the allure of cults and conspiracy theories, to the effect of trauma on faith, to the way dogma has influenced science – and if technology can actually shift our beliefs.
Earlier this week, footage aired of George Brandis speculating that Queensland's Liberal National Party might demerge. But Barnaby Joyce says this won't happen.
For allies of the United States, the reality of a Donald Trump presidency has just begun to sink in.
Many in the government have clamoured for changes to be made to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Liberal backbencher Julian Leeser, however is not one of them.
Kim Beazley's time as Australia's ambassador to the United States came to an end earlier this year, but he is riveted by next week's presidential election.
The email scandal continues to haunt Hillary Clinton’s campaign with the FBI announcing that it will investigate additional emails just days before the election.
This week's episode focuses on how the re-emergence of the email scandal will impact Hillary Clinton in the final week of the campaign.
Has Donald Trump alienated women, African American and Hispanic voters, leaving him with a support base of largely white men?
This week's episode of Race to the White House looks at how gender, race and class are shaping the voting patterns in this election.
Stuart Morris QC (left) and Leonie Hemingway (formerly Leonie Burke) led the Labor and Liberal governments’ attempts at reforming local government.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Stuart Morris and Leonie Hemingway about their successes and failures on the road to reforming Victoria's local government.
Nevada will play host to the third and final presidential debate.
Race to the White House - Episode #6.
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This week's episode of Race to the White House looks at the history and importance of public opinion polls, as well as previewing the third and final presidential debate.
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A podcast on darkness: from why it makes us scared, to what kind of nightlife can thrive in the modern city and an update on the hunt for dark matter.
A contentious move by George Brandis to restrict access to legal advice from the solicitor-general is continuing to raise controversy and questions about its legal validity.
The bruising second presidential debate was dominated by accusations of sexual misconduct.
This episode of Race to the White House examines the fallout from the second presidential debate and asks whether the Republican Party can transform itself to remain politically relevant.
Polls and commentators all suggest Hillary Clinton easily won the first presidential debate.
The third episode of Race to the White House dissects the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The first US presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday morning Australian time.
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The second episode of Race to the White House examines the foreign policy differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and previews the first presidential debate.
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
The high-stakes race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House will impact America, Australia and the rest of the world.
In the first podcast of the series, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer look at the current state of the US presidential race.