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May 24, 2019

Australian political history expert, writer, and publisher of AustralianPolitics.com, Malcolm Farnsworth analyses the significance of the federal election results and what it means for Australia, plus we remember former Prime Minister Bob Hawke; ecologists Dr Georgia Garrard from RMIT and Professor Brendan Wintle from Melbourne University and who is also Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub, discuss the conservation status of the Western Grassland Reserve in Melbourne's outer-suburbs which was proposed in 2009 as an "offset" for new housing developments, and why our environmental laws need to be robust enough to prevent the ecological and extinction crises we face; plus Ben Eltham on what's next for the federal Coalition government and the politically wounded federal Australian Labor Party.