Wheeler Centre

Audio presentation

The battle for our buildings

The overwhelming majority of Australians say they care deeply about our built heritage, but recent battles over heritage listed Melbourne properties reveal that the protection and preservation of our buildings is fraught.
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Question time: technology and the brain

There’s strong evidence to suggest that digital technology is altering human physiology. Host Madeleine Morris is joined by neuroscientist and psychologist Olivia Carter, and philosopher of science Michael Arnold – plus an audience full of questions – to talk brains, technology, policy and wellbeing.
Interview

The fifth estate: state of the nation

How does this year's budget sit against those of the past – and those potentially to come?
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Modern confidential: digital privacy online

The notion of personal privacy in a digital society may be out of date. While many of us say we still want it, we willingly share our data – and dislike paying to protect it. Governments and online businesses covet our personal information. Meanwhile, almost...
Interview

The fifth estate: democracy in action

‘Democracy is the worst form of government,’ Winston Churchill famously said, ‘except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time’. But democracies come in very different shapes and sizes. And they’re always evolving; sometimes in response to pressure from within the...