On The Long View podcast, Clare talks to some of Australia's brightest minds and deepest thinkers about what COVID-19, and our response to it, might mean for the future of our country.
You can listen to all episodes from Season 1 of The Long View by clicking the links below.
Episode 1 - The Labour Market
In this first episode of The Long View, Clare has a chat with two of Australia’s most respected economists: Professor Jeff Borland from Melbourne University, and Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute. Together, they explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment, and contemplate what the labour market might look like on the other side.
Episode 2 - Economic Reform
In this week’s episode of The Long View, Clare discusses economic reform with Tim Reed, President of the Business Council of Australia, and Andrew Charlton, economist and founder of AlphaBeta Advisers. Tune in for a Long View perspective on where we might end up if the COVID crisis allowed us to fix a bunch of economic problems that have been holding Australia back for a long time.
Episode 3 - Public Debt
Episode 4 - Globalisation
In this episode of The Long View, we survey the international landscape. Clare is joined by Greg Sheridan, foreign editor at The Australian since 1992, and Michael Bachelard, editor and former Indonesia correspondent for The Age, to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of globalisation for Australia in the time of coronavirus.
Episode 5 - Democracy
What will the nature of government and the practice of politics look like on the other side of COVID-19? This week I am fortunate to be joined on The Long View by Barrie Cassidy and Steve Bracks to discuss how Australia’s democratic institutions are weathering this crisis and how they might emerge from it better than ever.
Episode 6 - The Digital Economy
In this episode, Clare chats with two legends of the Australian startup community: Paul Bassat, co-founder and partner at Square Peg Capital, and Didier Elzinga, CEO and founder of Culture Amp. The tech sector is used to disruption and adapting to change, but the COVID-19 crisis has redefined those concepts, so what will be the long term impacts for the digital economy in Australia?
Episode 7 - Women and Work
In this episode, Clare is joined by Ged Kearney, a nurse, former President of the ACTU and now Federal Labor MP for Cooper, and Sara Charlesworth, Professor at RMIT and Director of the Centre for People, Organisation and Work, to discuss some of the challenges faced by women in the workforce, and the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has brought them to the fore.
Episode 8 - Industry and Innovation
In this episode, Clare is joined by two incredibly experienced thinkers on industry and innovation: Simon Crean, former Labor leader, ACTU president and minister in the Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments, and Roy Green, Emeritus Professor, Deputy Vice Chancellor at UTS and globally recognised expert on this subject.
Episode 9 - Young Australians
In this episode, Clare chats to three young women about the challenges facing young Australians in 2020: Shara Teo, an organiser and advocate with the United Workers Union; Tiana Sixsmith, a co-facilitator of YACVic’s submission into the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, who is from a regional background herself; and Nuriyah Haque, the Victorian State Director for Oaktree, and a member of this first group of Australians to graduate into a recession in almost 30 years.
Episode 10 - The Future of News
Episode 11 - Racism, Immigration and National Identity
In this episode, Clare is joined by lawyer and community advocate Nyadol Nyuon, and journalist and author George Megalogenis to discuss some themes going right to the heart of who we are as a nation: race, immigration, and multiculturalism.
Episode 12 - The Future of Manufacturing
In this episode, Clare is joined by AWU National and NSW Secretary Daniel Walton and former long-term Australian Industry Group CEO Heather Ridout to discuss the future of manufacturing in Australia.
Episode 13 - Domestic Abuse
During COVID, Australians have been forced to stay in their homes. But for some Australian women, home is the most dangerous place they could be. In this episode, Clare is joined by Jess Hill, award-winning author of “See What You Made Me Do”, in an open and frank conversation about domestic abuse.
Episode 14 - The Future of Work
In this episode, Clare chats with two future of work experts: Amit Singh, former head of global policy at Uber and a former economics adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, now at AlphaBeta consultancy; and Dr Jim Stanford, director of the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work and founder of the Progressive Economics Forum.
Episode 15 - Skills and Education
In this episode, Clare looks at skills, vocational education and training with two skills experts: John Daley, former head of the Grattan Institute and now senior fellow at Grattan with a special focus on skills and education; and Megan Lilly, head of workforce development at the Australian Industry Group, the peak body for Australian industry.
Episode 16 - First Nations
In this episode, Clare is joined by two inspirational Aboriginal leaders: Linda Burney, a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation who became the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives, and Inala Cooper, a Yawuru woman who serves as the Director of Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at University of Melbourne.
Episode 17 - The Other Crisis
In the final episode of Season 1, Clare is joined by two long term thinkers for a surprisingly hopeful look into how COVID might affect the climate change discourse: Rebecca Huntley, one of Australia's foremost social researchers, and the author of 'How To Talk About Climate Change In a Way that Makes a Difference'; and Anna Skarbek, CEO of ClimateWorks Australia, and a founding director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
In this epilogue to Season 1 of The Long View, Clare reflects on the insights gleaned and themes emerging from her conversations with 34 of Australia’s leading voices and big thinkers about what COVID-19 - and our response to it - might mean for the future of our country.