The Fifth Estate is the Wheeler Centre’s new series of fortnightly forums: a more measured approach to news and current affairs. Provocative and studied, authoritative and unhurried, this is real analysis that will be pulling no punches.
Join two heavyweights of Foreign Affairs, Gareth Evans and Alexander Downer, in conversation with host Sally Warhaft about the history and nature of the portfolio and its importance in government. How has the portfolio changed over time? What is the importance of various countries and regions both globally and in relation to Australia? How has that changed, and where it is heading? What will be most important for Australia in terms of foreign affairs in the future? Given their different experiences and the different times they were Foreign Affairs ministers, where do they now see Australia’s role in the world and where should it be?
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more
Gareth Evans is a writer, academic, lawyer and former cabinet minister. He was a Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating Governments for thirteen years, as Attorney General, Minister for Resources & Energy, Transport & Communications, and Foreign Affairs; Leader of the Government in the Se... Read more
Alexander Downer retired from politics in 2008 after a distinguished career spanning 23 years. Alexander is renowned for serving his country with enormous energy, passion, dedication and integrity. He was Australia’s longest serving foreign minister during the Howard Government from March 1996 to ... Read more
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