1. Professor Ian Anderson – Full Interview

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    Professor Ian Anderson, one of Australia’s leading Indigenous health experts, is the Foundation Chair in Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne. The first Aboriginal Australian to hold a Chair in Indigenous Health, he is a strong advocate of Aboriginal-led health initiatives for Indigenous people. His family are Tasmanian and through his mother Palawa Trouwerner with links to Plaimairrerenner and Trawlwoolway clans. Professor Anderson is currently the Director of Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute of Indigenous Development at the University of Melbourne. He has been a full-time research academic since 1998 when he established the university’s Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit with funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. He is also Director of Research and Innovation at the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, which incorporates the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health and has a majority Aboriginal board. Professor Anderson chairs the National Indigenous Health Equality Council, which advises the Australian Government on its progress towards meeting its Close the Gap health targets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and, in 2011, was appointed Fellow for Indigenous Leadership. Professor Ian Anderson has worked in Aboriginal health for more than 25 years: as an Aboriginal Health Worker, in health education, as a general practitioner and as an academic. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, then the Medical Adviser to the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care and was the Chair of the working party that developed the first National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health Strategy in 1997. “It is important for Aboriginal people to have a voice in the debate on Indigenous health and to contribute to the outcomes of that debate,” he says. “Sharing the knowledge we have about how to improve the provision of health services and policy is a valuable contribution those working in Indigenous health can make to Australian society.”

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    • 2015-02-04_Podcast Nic Jones_PART1

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      PART 1 of 2 The sustainable management of our fresh water resources is increasingly recognized as a key issue for New Zealand. The National Policy Statement on Fresh Water Management, along with reports by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Environment, has focused attention on the need to manage land uses that affect fresh water quality. Climate and agriculture trends are focusing attention on the economic value of water resources and a desire to maximize the economic utility of the resource. At the same time communities are increasingly concerned about the impact of water degradation on human, cultural, and ecosystem health and demands for water from agriculture can be perceived as being in conflict with other values. Communities are also becoming concerned about the effects of other activities such as oil and gas mining that together with intensive agriculture are perceived as threatening the availability and quality of water for community needs such as drinking water and recreation.

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      • TV Dinners: Prohibition

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        In this second episode of WORLDbytes’ TV Dinners, while guests tuck into cheese and cake for dessert, the conversation progresses to drinking and smoking. Interwoven with infamous campaign adverts designed to change our behaviour, diners consider whether the amount we drink and whether we smoke should really be up to us. Special guest Rob Lyons points out, the first thing you get from doctors are questions about your weight, smoking and alcohol consumption which may have absolutely nothing to do with what you have visited them for. Should we have the freedom to make unhealthy choices? If alcohol is a great social lubricant, is binge drinking okay? Is smoking a step too far for our health and should smokers be demonised? All the arguments are chewed over in this compelling short.

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        • CAMBIO CLIMATICO - Una conversación con Eban Goodstein

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          Juan Jose Consejo, director del Instituto de la Naturaleza y la Sociedad de Oaxaca, entrevista a Eban Goodstein, director del Bard Center for Environmental Policy, sobre el tema del cambio climático.

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          • 2009 Messaging Workshop - Cameron Wilson's Talk

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            ACM Director of Public Policy Cameron Wilson covers the many ways in which policy making differs from scientific research as well as explaining how to talk to all levels of staff in the policy making world.

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            • Trade and the Spread of Animal and Human Pathogens

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              Ann Marie Kimball talks about challenges of global trade and human pathogen traffic - problems and potential solutions.

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              • Rather Outspoken on Education (part 1)

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                • South Asian Regional Conference on ‘Women, Work and Poverty(6)

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                  A two-day South Asian Regional Conference was held in Islamabad on 17 and 18 April on theme of Women, Work and Poverty. The speakers were invited from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and from within Pakistan. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms was the Chief Guest and H.E. Cecilie Landsverk Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy-Islamabad was the Guest of Honor. The structure of the conference was explained by the Managing Director, SPDC Prof. Dr. Khalida Ghaus in her welcome address. The inaugural session was presided by Mr. Saeed Ahmed Qureshi.

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                  • Views on streets: Syria

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                    As the war continues to escalate in Syria, WORLDbytes takes to the streets of London to find out what the public make of the conflict; government policy and Western intervention. This snapshot of public opinion turns the tables on one area government and media avoid testing at the polls. As one astute gentleman points out "When have the British public ever been consulted on foreign policy?" Despite bellicose government gestures declaring arms for the rebels, few of the interviewees were positive about intervention and even fewer had swallowed Obama's red line on chemical weapons. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the lack of political leadership, cynicism however is evident from ideas of ulterior motives and interests to 'they won't listen to us anyway'. That said, the astute observations gleaned from testing opinions as this programme so effectively does, suggests everything is to be gained from serious debate and not allowing the government a free hand to make Syria more of a bloody mess. Links: WORLDbytes Video Views on the News: Syria http://www.worldbytes.org/views-on-the-news-syria-2/

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                    • Terri Poore Interview

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                      Terri Poore, MSW, is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. Ms. Poore discusses policy practice and the steps involved in getting legislation passed.

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