Rewi Lyall

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19 Mar 2018

How bad is authoritarianism? [clue: it’s very, very bad]

This week Rewi Lyall spoke with Dr Lee Morgenbesser (Griffith University) about his conceptualisation of ‘sophisticated’ and ‘retrograde’ authoritarianism as a tool for understanding how different despotic regimes in South East Asia manage perceptions and...

Audio interview

19 Mar 2018

When is an election not an election?

When Vlad the Rad locks up his opponents and intimidates the “electorate”, that’s when.

Ben Davidson gets the skinny on Putin’s Stalin-beating longevity in office with Dr Roderic Pitty.


12 Mar 2018

With last month’s release of the Telethon Kids Institute report on brain impairment in detainees at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre, and the NT government’s announcement that it will raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years of age, Monday Mag this...


4 Sep 2013

The world’s population is on the rise.

It’s expected that we will have to feed and clothe 50% more people by 2050 without destroying the planet in the process (what, that can’t be right!)

The UWA Institute of Agriculture is thinking ahead, aiming...


3 Sep 2013

We were always told that if we didn’t have anything nice to say, we shouldn’t say anything at all. But should politeness come before constructive criticism?

In the Australian political domain it’s frequently the case that he or she who insults first, wins....

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