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Law and society

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Find out about our panels, forums, talks, lectures and more in the areas of law and society coming up in 2019.

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Frank Stilwell draws from his new book on inequality to present alternative strategies to close the wealth gap.

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

Public interest and toxic chemicals

  • Thursday 19 September, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Join public health expert Professor Tim Driscoll and Walkley Award-winning journalists Kerry O'Brien and Carrie Fellner, as they discuss the role of scientific research and journalism to uncover the dangers of widely used chemicals. Book now

Post-truth initiative series

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 Post-truth initiative series.

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