Biophilia, PACER, Tarkine Defence and Peace Deals

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

[0:00:00] Acknowledgement of Country.

[0:33:00] Professor Billie Giles-Corti from RMIT University, who is also director of the Urban Futures Enabling Capability platform, joins us in discussion about how city and urban design influences our wellbeing. We chat about the Biophilia Hypothesis (BET) which suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.


[0:49:00] Scott Jordan from the Bob Brown Foundation joins us for an update on the Tarkine Region in Tasmania.Tarkine Defenders continue to stand strong against logging and timber mill companies in the Tarkine. 

[1:03:00] We discuss the PACER agreement, a free trade agreement made between Australia and some of its closest neighbours, with Dr Patricia Ranald, convenor at the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network. Completed in 2017, the PACER agreement has only been signed by 2 out of the 14 states - and major neighbour economies such as the PNG, refuse to sign. We discuss the critiques and logistics behind the agreement. 

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[1:18:00] Doctor Niamatullah Ibrahimi from La Trobe University speaks to us about U.S. plans to retreat from Afghanistan and the negotiations and peace deals taking place between the Taliban, U.S. and Afghanistan Government to facilitate this.  

Jessica, Eiddwen and Rob
Wednesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.


Eiddwen Jeffery, Rob Snelling and Jessica Trichias