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Global hunger has reached unprecedented levels. A combination of war and climate change is having a devastating impact on the food security of over 22-million children across the globe.

Can hunger and famine be beaten?

World Vision is the World Food Programme’s largest food distribution partner. In this episode on The Discussion I talk with the Australian CEO, Daniel Wordsworth.

24 August 2023|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In the last 50 years, China has lifted more people out of poverty than anywhere else in human history. Chinese society has been transformed, and so too has the economy. Indeed, it’s now second only to the United States with a GDP of almost 18-trillion US-dollars. The sleeping dragon has awoken, but how will that shape the future?

I speak with international affairs analyst, Dr. Keith Suter.

The end of the cold war promised a golden-age of peace and human rights. But the reality has been quite different. From the brutal war in Ukraine, to authoritarian governments cracking down on citizens.

I ask international jurist Michael Kirby if human rights are under threat.

8 June 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Is social media compatible with democracy? Across the western world democracies are riddled with division, much of it blamed on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

Signing off from his late-night talk show, James Corden lamented: “I’ve watched divisions grow, and I’ve seen and felt a sense of negativity grow, and at points boil over.”

So what’s caused this negativity, why the polarisation and can democracies sustain it?

In this episode I speak with retired British politican Alistair Burt.

7 May 2023|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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