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  • Lynne Haultain

    Director, Victoria Law Foundation

    Lynne Haultain was a broadcast journalist for over 20 years, working on a range of programs both general and specialist. She presented breakfast and afternoon radio programs, The Law Report on ABC Radio National, as well as Countrywide - a daily rural current affairs program focusing on international trade and agribusiness. Lynne was the anchor presenter for the ABC coverage of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and a media spokesperson for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006. Since leaving journalism, Lynne has worked at all levels of government as a communications specialist. She spent over 3 years with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which has oversight of consumer protection, competition and some market regulation. Social justice issues are of keen interest, and Lynne is the longstanding chair of an NGO working with refugees and asylum seekers.

  1. Podcast28 July 2017 - Up Close

    How attitudes disable

    Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.

  2. Podcast16 June 2017 - Up Close

    Rivers as persons

    Environmental law researchers Erin O’Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones discuss recent moves to give legal personhood to rivers in India, New Zealand and elsewhere.

  3. Podcast23 March 2017 - Up Close

    The human cost of homophobia and transphobia

    Psychiatric epidemiologist Michael King talks about the psychological damage suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia, and spells out what can be done.

  4. Podcast16 December 2016 - Up Close

    Investigating state crime

    On the Up Close podcast, criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.

  5. Podcast18 November 2016 - Up Close

    Designing cities with health in mind

    Public health specialist Professor Mark Stevenson from the University of Melbourne on the need to prioritise physical wellbeing in our urban planning.

  6. Podcast21 October 2016 - Up Close

    Ageing workers: Old and in the way?

    Legal scholar Mia Rönnmar joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workplace.

  7. Podcast9 September 2016 - Up Close

    Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield

    How governments contort global and domestic laws to wage war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces invoke Islamic law to justify their actions.

  8. Podcast17 June 2016 - Up Close

    Law, science and the forging of “truth”

    Social science and legal scholar Professor Sheila Jasanoff considers how science and the law interact or compete in the formulation of public reason.

  9. Podcast3 February 2016 - Up Close

    The boss’ gaze: Workplace surveillance and what it means

    Management expert Graham Sewell from the University of Melbourne on the evolution of workplace surveillance, its usefulness and its unsettling effects.

  10. Podcast12 January 2016 - Up Close

    Getting your Monet’s worth in a changing art market

    Art market researcher Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios examines the rapidly evolving relationship between art and money on the international stage.