Listen to The Jewish Council of Australia, Indonesia's new strongman president, and Children's Laureate Sally Rippin01:13:5619 February 2024

On the inaugural episode of Future Perfect, Dylan is joined by Dr Max Kaiser, historian and executive officer of the Jewish Council of Australia, to discuss the Council’s formation and concerns of Israel’s actions in Gaza and Rafah, as well as Max’s book on Jewish anti-fascism and settler colonialism narratives.

Author Sally Rippin drops by to chat about being named the new Australian Children’s Laureate, what the position involves, and the social issues she intends to focus on in the role.

Plus, Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope, Executive Officer of Financial Counselling Victoria, explains how financial counsellors and services can provide help during cost-of-living crises. Tim Lindsey, Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law at the University of Melbourne, unpacks the results of the Indonesian election and what’s happening in the region. And Juliette Lalli, Brunswick Music Festival programmer, visits to talk about the importance of community and representation to the festival.

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