Big Ideas

Audio interview

Jenny Macklin and the creation of the NDIS

Jenny Macklin held many social policy portfolios over her long political career. As Federal Disability Reform Minister in the Gillard Government she ushered in the NDIS. Jenny talks about the process of winning support for big social policy changes.
Audio presentation

Citizen participation in law-making and public policy

If citizens have open access to data and can shape policy will they have more faith in government and the law?

Digital future

From online media portals to phone apps and twitter poetry, technology is transforming the written word. So how are creators and consumers navigating the digital frontiers and how will these changes affect the way we read and write into the next decade? Guests Marni Cordell...

Can AI predict crime?

Should we trust AI to decide who is a criminal and what defines a crime?
Audio presentation

Siri, why am I so busy?

Technologies are not neutral tools that emerge independently of society. According to Judy Wajcman, their design and use reflect as much as they shape the societies which invent them. Professor Wajcman examines the way digital technologies have enabled us to complete tasks faster and more...