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Infrastructure, planning and climate change adaptation

The recent spate of floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and the nuclear accident in Japan are a reminder of how interconnected our energy, transport, water and communications systems have become. Which is why future infrastructure investment needs to take climate change into account. Guest Professor Brian Collins,Chief...
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Evolution of technology

Are we prepared should the evolution of smarter-than-human technology pose a danger to humanity? Stephen Hawking has said that 'unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA by altering our genetic make-up, computer-generated robots will take over the world.' Listen in full
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Cartoonists in the digital age

Is this the last generation of newspaper cartoonists? And more importantly, what will we lose when they are gone? Phillip Adams from Life Matters discusses. A special global discussion about cartoons and whether they can survive the digital age. Listen in full
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Cyberthieves, cybercops and you

Governments are involved in a multi-billion-dollar war against a fast growing super smart breed of new criminal - the hacker, who doesn't even need to live on the same continent to be able to steal from you. So how safe are we from this new...
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Open government: ideals and realities of 2.0

A conversation about 'open government' in light of the recent report of the Government 2.0 Taskforce. The report says that by using the collaborative tools of the internet (Web 2.0) government will be more democratic, participatory and informed, government policy more relevant and public servants...
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Open government: the Information Commissioner

Following on from the conversation last week on 'open government' this program hosts the head of the newly created Office of the Information Commissioner. He discusses how the office will ensure greater disclosure of information within the public sector and the complexities involved in providing...
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Indigenous housing: myths and realities

Paul Pholeros has spent three decades working on indigenous housing. He talks about why housing for Aboriginal Australians is still in such a dire state and what's needed to improve it?
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Plan S and open access scholarship

Martin Borchert, UNSW Librarian, explains the ideas behind Plan S and the shift towards open access scholarship in this interview aired on ABC Radio National's 'Late Night Live' program.
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Behind the Family Court inquiry

Pauline Hanson claims that the Family Court is biased against men. In this interview, investigative journalist and author Jess Hill discusses the objective research into the treatment of mothers and fathers in the Family Court.
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Can we divorce theology from politics?

How free from a religious or sacred dimension is our political system? The West has prided itself for years on having shaped strong, secular and democratic institutions of government, devoid of a sacred element, but Philosopher Simon Critchley argues that political or civil theology is...