ABC cancels Big Ideas. Another show has fallen victim to the ABC's cancellations. Big Ideas, which aired Mondays and Fridays on ABC1 and was fronted by Monash Uni politics lecturer and media commentator Waleed Aly, will not be returning in 2015. It's a curious cut, as the program largely aired speeches and the like already given elsewhere, giving them a wider audience while presumably putting little pressure on the ABC's purse.

In a statement on the Big Ideas Facebook page, the show's team writes: