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Find out about our panels, forums, talks, lectures and more in the areas of government and politics coming up in 2018.

Water texture

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joins political adviser Marc Stears to discuss bold new ideas for Australia's future

Breaking news: on the decline of press freedom and democracy

  • Monday 26 August, 6 – 7.30pm
  • What does national security, data security and the changing face of legislation mean for free speech and our right to know? A reporter, satirist and political theorist examine the state of affairs. Booked out

Bold new ideas for Australia's future

  • Thursday 29 August, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Australian politics has been systematically disrupted by leadership changes, the rise of populism and shifting geopolitical realities. What now for Australia’s future? Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joins political adviser Marc Stears to discuss. Book now

The political economy of inequality

  • Tuesday 10 September, 6 – 7.30pm
  • How can we close the widening gap between rich and poor? Political economist Frank Stilwell will discuss economic inequality, expose the scale of the problem and provide alternative strategies for a fairer society. Book now

How the Waterfront dispute changed industrial relations in Australia

  • Monday 28 October, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Join labour expert Professor Shae McCrystal, and Walkley Award-winning journalists Pamela Williams and Quentin Dempster, for a conversation about the nature of work in Australia. Book now

Thinker's Guide to the 21st Century

We record most of our events, so feel free to visit Soundcloud or iTunes and listen to them anytime. Below, you'll find a selection of podcasts from our 2017 Thinker's Guide to the 21st Century.

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