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Housing (un)affordability: Is social housing a moral imperative?

9/19/2017
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In a time of gross unaffordability, is the presumption of home ownership a thing of the past?

Duration: 00:39:48


Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar: Was the world’s faith in Aung San Suu Kyi misplaced?

9/12/2017
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The violence in Myanmar is an urgent reminder of problem of political idol-worship, a warning of the inherent dangers of democratic reform, and a spur to reflect on what is needed to effect thoroughgoing political change.

Duration: 00:39:31


Disasters and the media: Why must emotion trump understanding?

9/5/2017
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Is the only time we can discuss the truly ‘big issues’ when no one is paying attention?

Duration: 00:29:31


The ethics of presidential pardons

8/29/2017
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Is legalism the right response to abuses of executive power, or are mercy and discretion vital for the proper functioning of justice?

Duration: 00:40:10


What are the limits of religious freedom in liberal democracies?

8/22/2017
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Does Australia need a positive statement of religious freedom as a basic right?

Duration: 00:38:58


No Success Like Failure: Why Politicians are Bound to Disappoint Us

8/15/2017
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Why are political idealism and unprincipled opportunism equally dangers to the wellbeing of the body politic?

Duration: 00:39:34


Addressing Homelessness: When Did Our Social Sensitivities Take Precedence Over Our Sense of Justice?

8/8/2017
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There’s no minimising how complex the problem of homelessness is. But perhaps the place to begin is by addressing our own sense of disdain and distaste.

Duration: 00:39:49


Dual Citizenship: What is Gained? What is Lost?

8/1/2017
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Is dual citizenship now a kind of way-station between nationalism and cosmopolitanism?

Duration: 00:39:20


Who Bears Responsibility for Vast Inequality?

7/25/2017
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Inequality is the defining social and economic reality of our time. But who should bear responsibility when poverty itself becomes moralised?

Duration: 00:37:48


Organ and Blood Donation: Can We Overcome our Reticence to Give of Our ‘Selves’?

7/18/2017
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How do we overcome the gap between our attitude and behaviour towards organ and blood donation?

Duration: 00:35:00


Bonus - The Politics of Superheroes: Comics and the Real World

7/12/2017
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The world of superheroes has long been intertwined with the political and social realities of our world.

Duration: 00:55:06


Have Political Parties Had Their Day?

7/11/2017
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Are political parties both a source and the nexus of the modern political malaise?

Duration: 00:41:46


Australian Cricket: The Latest Front in the Stand-Off between Capital and Labour?

7/4/2017
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Australian cricket has struck out into unchartered territory. Has the current pay dispute eroded the trust that is central to a mutually dependent relationship?

Duration: 00:40:27


Is perfectibility flawed?

6/27/2017
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How important is imperfectability in democratic politics?

Duration: 00:39:56


Is Ignorance a Virtue in a Media-Saturated Age?

6/20/2017
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Do we have a problem with knowledge? Does an exposure to too much information diminish our capacity for moral attention?

Duration: 00:39:23


Is Speed Worth the Moral Cost?

6/13/2017
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In a time of speed, the integrity and intelligibility of our moral lives may well hinge on our capacity to remember that slower is most often best.

Duration: 00:40:51


Can We Do Without Trust?

6/6/2017
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Unless we cultivate the capacity to trust, are we condemning ourselves to morally emaciated existences defined by fear, envy and mutual disdain?

Duration: 00:38:14


Beyond recognition: When does justice trump the ‘politics of the possible’?

5/30/2017
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Can the deliberative process which led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart be replicated in the wider Australian community?

Duration: 00:35:34


Do we have Trump to thank for a renewal of democratic virtues?

5/23/2017
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Should we be grateful that Donald Trump has upset our complacency and reminded us that democratic politics represent an inherently ethical vocation?

Duration: 00:39:36


Milestones and the measure of the moral life

5/16/2017
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Humans have a seemingly insatiable need to measure their lives. What role do milestones play in the formation of the moral life?

Duration: 00:35:19

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