Mixed Culture Friendship, Social Media Influencers, Australia and Voluntourism

The Australian Parliament is currently considering banning Australian support for orphanages in developing countries, as part of their establishment of a modern slavery act. Jane talks to Australian Senator Linda Reynolds about the motivation behind the legislation, plus Rebecca Nhep, joint CEO of Australian Christian Churches International Relief, and Georgette Mulheir CEO of Lumos.

Social Media Influencers are making large sums by endorsing products on line and earning up to 35% more on average than men. Is this the only industry with a gender pay gap that favours women? Jane speaks to Nikki Rees an "influencer" who has over 250 thousand Instagram followers and Brooke Erin Duffy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University and the author of (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

Dewsbury has made news for its segregated white British and Muslim communities, but a new Channel 4 documentary puts a girl from each side of town together to see if they could be friends. Siobhan and Farhana join Jane with director Luned Tonderai.

Lord of the Flies is considered one of the great classics of English literature. Last week, it was announced that the book will be made into a film starring an all-female cast; directed by two men. Will it have the same appeal and are the issues in the novel the same for men and women? Louise Doughty is a writer and journalist. Helen O'Hara is a film journalist for Empire Magazine.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Caroline Donne.

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PresenterJane Garvey
ProducerCaroline Donne
Interviewed GuestLinda Reynolds
Interviewed GuestRebecca Nhep
Interviewed GuestGeorgette Mulheir
Interviewed GuestBrooke Erin Duffy
Interviewed GuestNikki Rees
Interviewed GuestLouise Doughty
Interviewed GuestHelen O'Hara

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