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Craig Foster: The Republic Question


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Celebrate the return of the Fifth Estate with host Sally Warhaft and special guest Craig Foster – retired soccer player, human rights activist and new chair of the Australian Republic Movement – as they discuss Australia’s future with the monarchy.

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The much-loved Fifth Estate series returns in 2023! On the last Tuesday of the month, join broadcaster Sally Warhaft and a range of guests from the world of politics, culture, journalism and international relations as they dissect pressing questions of policy, power and current affairs.

With the coronation of King Charles III set to take place in May, Australia’s relationship with the Crown will be a defining topic in the year ahead.

To kick off the Fifth Estate for 2023, Sally Warhaft is joined by Craig Foster, who has had a respected career as a Socceroos player and coach, sports broadcaster, and human rights activist, and was recently appointed as the new chair of the Australian Republic Movement. Together, they will discuss the future of the Australian Republic Movement and Australia’s place in the Commonwealth.


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The Fifth Estate

For in-depth insider analysis of current affairs, it doesn’t get any better than The Fifth Estate. This long-running series, hosted by Sally Warhaft, is a mainstay of the Wheeler Centre’s programme, and of public conversation in Melbourne.


The Fifth Estate


Craig Foster

Following a decorated football career as Australia’s 419th Socceroo and 40th Captain, Craig Foster has become one of Australia’s most respected sportspeople, broadcaster, social justice advocate and human rights campaigner.   Craig represented Australia in the National Team at age 15 in the... Read more

Sally Warhaft

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


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