The myth of ‘the Queensland voter’, Australia’s trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition.
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Today, an election-themed episode about some of the biggest policy questions Australia faces, featuring Indigenous academic lawyer Eddie Synot and political scientist Anne Tiernan.
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