Podcast: Uncovering a cycle of child abuse in Australia

Sharon Bessell
Arnagretta Hunter

Government and governance | Australia


Two-thirds of Australians experience one or more forms of abuse or neglect as children. Daryl Higgins, a co-author of a new ground-breaking study into child maltreatment, joins us to discuss the findings, and what needs to be done to stop the cycle of abuse.

WARNING: This episode and the below show notes discuss child abuse, sexual assault and suicide.

50 minute listen

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Podcast: Global Health – holding industries accountable

Sharon Friel
Sharon Bessell
Arnagretta Hunter

Economics and finance | The World


A third of global deaths are linked to a combination of climate change, the non-communicable disease epidemic, and four industry sectors: tobacco, ultra-processed food, fossil fuel, and alcohol.

Professor Sharon Friel joins Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter for a challenging conversation about the commercial determinants of health, and what can be done to save and improve lives.

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47 minute listen

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