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Living With The Invisible

Fri, 23 April 2021

Two Sydney Writers’ Festival guests, Jacinta Parsons and Kylie Maslen, have written remarkable debut novels about living with an invisible disability. They chat with Activated Arts presenter Anthea Williams about changes they want to see in social attitudes and the medical industry.

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Interviewing the Minister

Fri, 16 April 2021

One of the few Australian politicians to navigate his way into parliament with a disability, the current NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services was born both albino and sight-impaired. Ablequest presenter Barbara Sullivan caught up with Minister Gareth Ward on the eve of a $10 million funding boost for jobs and community participation for people living with disability.

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The High Priest Does The Antipodes

Fri, 16 April 2021

Episode 4 of 2021’s New Voices showcases Susan Mimram, a writer of extraordinary ability who failed English at school and didn’t seriously pick up a book to read until she was 25. Nevertheless she has crafted a marvelous story about a young New Zealand girl who is trying to piece together the mystery of why her mother ran away from her family when she was a small child. So how did Susan get to write so beautifully?

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A Sparkling New Voice From Bondi Beach

Thu, 1 April 2021

The next New Voices features Robyn Edwards, a social worker who took a year off to ‘explore her creative side’ and ended up writing Blue Wave Bondi. A magic-realism novel set in Bondi the reader luxuriates in descriptions of bright sun, glinting sands, and surf. Joel Dickens is an established artist born in Britain who explores the darker equation of the human condition in his startling abstract works. Is there common ground between these two creative strangers?

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Antiques, Herstory, Chapbooks, Crooks and Chessboards

Thu, 11 February 2021

From Brexit to British hallmarking, to glass and enamel manufacturing,  pre-chess board games, and how to pull off a museum heist -  his stories and a few of hers! 
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    Tackling abuse and coercive conduct with the NSW Commissioner, Ageing and Disability

    Tue, 29 December 2020

    On our first episode of Inclusive Agenda, host Vivian Schenker chats with Mr Robert Fitzgerald, Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and The NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner.

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    Assistive technology for the visually impaired is booming

    Tue, 29 December 2020

    David Woodbridge gives us an update on the latest assistive technology for blind and visually impaired people from Apple and Microsoft.

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    Episode #3: Embracing disability

    Tue, 29 December 2020

    Anthea talks with Asphyxia, writer of the remarkable novel Future Girl, and Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, choreographer, director and Artistic Director of Integrated Performance Company Murmuration.

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