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  1. Podcast15 December 2017 - Up Close

    Dynamics of Scandal: On facilitating, denying and covering up institutional child sex abuse

    Sociologist Prof Chris Greer explores the often murky agendas of organisations, media, and individuals in the facilitation, denial and cover-up of sexual abuse.

  2. Podcast15 December 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Is Australia failing to educate?

    Dr Michelle Bruniges discusses Australia's declining education performance on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.

  3. Podcast6 December 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Does government get the right advice?

    On the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, reflects on his career.

  4. Podcast30 November 2017 - Up Close

    Fume with a view: consumer products and your indoor air quality

    University of Melbourne Professor Anne Steinermann outlines the consequences of scented products, revealing how our indoor environments are making us sick.

  5. Podcast17 November 2017 - Up Close

    From pole to pole: Treating bipolar disorder

    Professor Allan Young discusses bipolar disorder and new treatments, including environmental lithium, on the University of Melbourne's Up Close podcast.

  6. Podcast10 November 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Why can’t we cure cancer?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop explores why finding a cancer cure is difficult, and how governments can fund research and treatment.

  7. Podcast6 November 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings

    Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.

  8. Podcast31 October 2017 - Up Close

    Is the world suffering from treaty fatigue?

    Judge James Crawford on the diminishing appetite of nation states to join new international agreements or remain in established ones.

  9. Podcast24 October 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Solving the productivity puzzle

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris discusses the Shifting the Dial report.

  10. Podcast20 October 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Why do we measure everything and value nothing?

    President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins questions neoliberalism and prioritising the economy over people, on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.