Australian politics, society & culture

Society

You can learn a lot about a country from its pastimes and the people who have fallen between the cracks of history. This is a look at the history of Australia, but not as you know it.
Alison Bechdel is the author of two books telling of growing up gay in a small town. Rabih Alameddine has written about AIDS, Civil War, exile, death and, in An Unnecessary Woman, about living a meaningful life.
Part 1 | Part 2Pandemics like swine flu and SARS capture the world's attention. But bigger public health issues like obesity in the developed world and AIDS in the developing...
Part 1 | Part 2Pandemics like swine flu and SARS capture the world's attention. But bigger public health issues like obesity in the developed world and AIDS in the developing...
Part 1 | Part 2 This inaugural Wallenberg lecture is presented by Professor Omer Bartov, John P Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. one of...
Part 1 | Part 2Australian settlers found themselves confronted by a ‘death-like silence’ which refused to yield to their colonial ambitions. The land was too dry. In...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 For most of us, it is reassuring to think that scientific knowledge has some absolute quality of truth, something beyond the inevitable distortions of...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3For most of us, it is reassuring to think that scientific knowledge has some absolute quality of truth, something beyond the inevitable distortions of...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3For most of us, it is reassuring to think that scientific knowledge has some absolute quality of truth, something beyond the inevitable distortions of...
Dr Patrick Lane (Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne) discusses the complex effects and implications of bushfires on the already fragile water ecology. He...
Part 1 | Part 2How do ideas and activity affect the brain? Can learning, reading and exercise have a positive impact on our brains and how they perform throughout our lives? Until...
Part 1 | Part 2 How do ideas and activity affect the brain? Can learning, reading and exercise have a positive impact on our brains and how they perform throughout our lives? Until...
Part 1 | Part 2Andrea Goldsmith talks about poetry, fiction, science, death and her new book Reunion with Drusilla Modjeska, at the Sydney Writers' Festival.Sydney Theatre,...
Part 1 | Part 2Perceived failures of the current world worder have increased demands for a new international economic architecture to replace the 60-year-old Bretton Woods system....
Part 1 | Part 2 In this Climate Series conversation, exclusive to SlowTV, leading environmental and resource economist Frank Jotzo speaks to Age environment reporter Adam Morton...
Part 1 | Part 2The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything...
Part 1 | Part 2The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything...

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