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.
Is Australia failing to educate?
Dr Michelle Bruniges discusses Australia's declining education performance on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.