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in Conversation with Clayton


Is there an issue, news piece or story that has caught your attention? No matter where you are, grab yourself a cuppa and tune into in Conversation with Clayton, at the NEW time of 6.30pm-8pm every Sunday. 

You can also join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter...we'd love for you to share your thoughts with us and engage with the topics that are important in your world.

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Criminal and human rights lawyer Rabia Siddique


Rabia is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor. She has even written about her experiences in her book "Equal Justice".

In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention, Rabia assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. Her male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery, while Rabia’s part in the incident was covered up by the British Army and Government. In a fight for justice she brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of Defence, and won. 

Tune in as she shares with Clayton her remarkable story of courage, resilience and determination.

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Aimee Suchard-Lowe from Kids Under Cover


Kids Under Cover works to prevent youth homelessness, break the cycle of disadvantage and empower young people to reach their full potential.

They believe that homelessness is the result of a cycle of events in a young person’s life - such as the breakdown of family relationships, mental illness, domestic violence, overcrowding and drug and alcohol abuse - that leaves them isolated from mainstream society.

Aimee Suchard-Lowe joins Clayton to explain the ways in which youth are best encouraged and the measures they have in place to help.

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Kajsa Ekis Ekman on surrogacy and prostitution


Mid-way through writing a book about prostitution, Kajsa Ekis Ekman noticed that the same concept could be applied to surrogacy.

Being and Being Bought compares the sex industry and the surrogacy industry, and she points out that there are many clear parallels between the two.

Tune in to hear her discuss surrogacy as an extension of prostitutionand how women are essentially sacrificing themselves for rich people in both situations.

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Bob Goff on "Love Does"


Bob Goff is not only an attorney and inspirational speaker, he also wrote the book Love Does and founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India and Somalia.

He explains that it's easy to know what we should do but hard to put it into practice, and the impact of being intentionally available to people.

Tune in to hear all about this remarkable man, a man who personally inspired Clayton himself!

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ABC foreign correspondent Zoe Daniel


Zoe Daniel's foreign correspondent career started in Africa from 2005 until 2007. She then spent 2009 in South East Asia covering the Khmer Rouge war crimes trials from Phnom Penh in Cambodia. 

Zoe’s new memoir, Storyteller details her balance between work and motherhood, and provides a fascinating insight into the politics and history of South East Asia. 

Tune in to hear all about her demanding career, not only in gathering stories but also adapting quickly to remote environments and dangerous situations.

Clayton in studio with Frank Rautenbach

"Faith Like Potatoes"' Frank Rautenbach


Frank Rautenbach starred in the lead role of the 2006 film Faith Like Potatoes, which tells the story of a Zambian farmer who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and travels south with his family to start a better life in South Africa.

Based on the inspiring true story, the book was adapted for the big screen and weaves together the moving life journey of a man who, like his potatoes, grows his faith, unseen until the harvest.

Tune in as Frank describes his first meeting with the real Angus Buchan, what he learned in the process and the impact that the film has had in his life since.

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Author Warwick Green on Jim Stynes


Warwick Green met Jim Stynes while they were both studying at teachers' college together in 1985.

He went on to become a sports journalist and sports editor of The Age and Herald Sun, while Jim went on to become one of the greatest AFL players to grace the field.

Tune in as Warwick discusses "My Journey", the extraordinary memoir of Jim Stynes, whose very public battle with cancer touched the lives of everyone who knew him. 

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Author Tom Trumble


Australian POW Ian Busst was captured near Tobruk during a daring WWII night mission ahead of the German advance into Libya, sent to the prison camps of Italy and obsessed about one objective: escape. 

On a November morning in 1943, he came within a day's march of Allied lines after journeying hundreds of miles on foot through war-torn Italy. Now 95 years old, Busst – the unlikely survivor – can still recall his wartime experiences in the Royal Australian Engineers in incredible detail.

Tune in as author Tom Trumble describes his story at length and brings this man's extraordinary story of high adventure, courage, resilience and, above all, mateship.

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Former AFL player Lance Picioane


During his 77-game AFL career the former Crow, Hawk and Roo, Lance Picioane suffered from extreme anxiety and depression.

The only thing that kept him during this time was the fear of what lay outside football, because while he was trapped in a game he once loved, he didn't want help to escape. 

Tune in as he discusses his extraordinary work now with Love Me, Love You, a non-for-profit organisation that works to prevent mental health issues in young adults. 

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Rem Stokes on "Cultivating Generosity"


Rem Stokes has worked with many charitable organisations over the years and is author of the book "Cultivating Generosity: Giving What's Right, Not What's Left".

"Cultivating Generosity" assists individuals in understanding the influences that have shaped their attitudes toward money and personal happiness, and highlights how we can cultivate a culture of generosity.

Tune in to this timely message as we head into our Better Families Appeal. 

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