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It emerged earlier this month that the Safe Schools program has been ditched in NSW. It is to be replaced by a wider, more holistic anti bullying plan, less focused on sexual and gender diversity. Tony Abbott has been quick to endorse the changes which will be made available to teachers in July, saying it 'is good that NSW is scrapping so called Safe Schools, a social engineering programme dressed up as anti-bullying'. Bill Shorten has labelled the Safe Schools issue 'a political football', saying 'it is important that children go to school and are not bullied on the basis of their sexuality'. Indeed, many are resistant to the program's closure, saying it will exacerbate the marginalisation vulnerable teens already face, and will further entrench homophobic and heteronormative ways of thinking. The Daily discussed these negative implications with Chris Pycroft, Co-Convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.
Produced by Madison Thorne.
Last weekend a sea of people descended onto the streets of Sydney and around the world as part of The global March for Science. The March was organised to take place in conjunction with Earth Day and was created by scientists who are wary of the current political agenda. The march, originally localised in the US, quickly spread globally as a reminder of the importance of science in our society. The Daily was joined by March for Science Organiser Taylor Szyszka to discuss this global event.
Produced by Andrew Gibbons.
Prominent Muslim activist and television personality Yassmin Abdel Magied courted controversy, with an ANZAC Day Facebook post. Writing 'Lest.We.Forget Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine'. The humanitarian thought she'd use ANZAC Day to shed light on suffering beyond the World War One Battlefield. A social media uproar followed, with people saying such a sacred day should not be exploited to push personal ideological agendas. It was said ANZAC Day should be reserved for patriotic commemoration, left untouched by what has been called 'trivial peripheral social issues'. The backlash prompted Abdel to remove her post, stating publicly that 'it was brought to my attention that my last post was disrespectful and for that, I apologise unreservedly'. The Daily discussed the underlying social dynamics at play with Deakin University historian Dr Carolyn Holbrook.
Produced by Madison Thorne.
Since World War 2, Australia has been a safe haven for the Jewish community, with recent census reports of the Jewish population in Australian being over one hundred thousand. But with the rise of nationalism, Brexit and Trump, we've seen a 10% rise of anti-semitism in 2016 here in Australia according to recent reports. Also with over seventy years of evidence showing the atrocities of the holocaust, it seems bizarre that people still question the legitimacy of the horrors people experience. However, recently students at multiple universities have been handing out flyers questioning the historical accuracy of the holocaust. The President of the Australian National University Students' Association James Connolly joine The Daily to discuss what been happened.
Produced by Nathaniel Keesing
A major new development has materialized on the federal political stage. Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives are to amalgamate with the Family First Party. This mergence is said to signal a massive consolidation of the conservative movement nationally. Peter Dutton has labelled the amalgamation 'inevitable' but what has happened is not exactly clear. Some commentators have said an 'amalgamation' is occurring, while others are saying Family First is to be 'wound up' and resources transferred to the Australian Conservatives in a party swallow-up. In fact, newly elected Family First Senator, Lucy Gichuhi has announced she will not be part of the new party. To clarify the situation The Daily spoke with Senior research associate, Stephen Chavura, political theorist and historian at Macquarie University.
Produced by Madison Thorne
Rubber Ballz - The Shins
How Can I Live - Casi Williams
Melting Grid - Julie Byrne
The legend of the ANZACs is widely regarded as an important event in the context of the birth of modern Australia. So to finish off today, we want to talk about why Anzac Day came to occupy a sacred place in Australian's hearts, and how that came to be. The Daily was joined by Dr Carolyn Holbrook, an Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University.
Produced by: Nic Wasiliev
With many businesses storing a lot of important customer and company data online, data breaches have increased and continue to increase highlighting the importance of knowing how to protect this data. To speak further about how companies, customers and individuals can be better protected against these breaches The Daily was joined by Strategic Information Security Consultant, Craig Horne from the University of Melbourne.
Produced By: Sean Conlon
Bacteriophages, viruses that attack bacteria that were discovered in the first World War, might prove to be an effective alternative to antibiotics, as antibiotics are losing effectiveness. World Health Organisation has declared this antibiotic resistance a global health priority in which the study of Bacteriophages might be helpful in finding a more effective alternative. The Daily was joined by Lecturer in Biological Sciences and Microbiology at Monash University, Jeremy Barr.
Produced by: Sean Conlon
ANZAC Day sees many Australian's make the pilgrimage to the shores of Gallipoli in order to pay their respects to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives. The event has been a source of healing and comradery for both sides, but what effect will current political climate of Turkey have on these interstate relations? Brad West, Associate Professor of the communications, International studies and languages at the University of South Australia joined the Daily to discuss this.
Produced by: Lara Heaton