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22 Mar 2018

Education in Australia has increasingly become a highly-pressurised pursuit of success. More than ever, students are told to excel academically if they are going to succeed in life. Are we at risk of losing all joy of learning?

24 Feb 2010

What are the key challenges facing Australia's public library services?

In this seminar, leading thinkers and policy-makers address the big social issues and government policies that will shape the public library service Australia-wide over the next five years.



17 Feb 2010

As governments across Australia and around the world seek to use Web 2.0 tools and strategies to communicate with their citizens, this forum explores the role of social media as a means of direct communication, collaboration and engagement between governments and communities.

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28 Oct 2009

Former Australian Foreign Minister and president of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans discusses the difficult issues around nuclear disarmament in the 18th annual Stephen Murray-Smith Lecture.

This lecture was held at the State Library of Victoria on 14 September 2009.

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22 Sep 2007

Louise Adler reflects on the critical importance of good writing today.

From the risible spectacle of Paris Hilton shrieking in the back of a police car, through to the haunting sight of a man falling from a tower at the World Trade Center, we...

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