The ethics of a child’s future fertility
A University of Melbourne bioethicist has created the world’s first ethical framework for decision-making about a child’s future fertility after cancer.
Blade Runner 2049: Identity, humanity and discrimination
The Blade Runner films focus on the meaning of humanity; a University of Melbourne bioethicist finds they also foreshadow future ethical concerns over cloning.
5 modern philosophical dilemmas
As a new ABC TV series explores ethics - the show's presenter and University of Melbourne academic looks at how philosophy can help in very modern dilemmas.
The trouble with banking culture
Gone are the days of the highly-respected bank manager, a pillar of society. Today, the public image of banks leaves much to be desired.
Drone warfare: Why the whole truth matters
Drone warfare is an integral part of the conflict across the Middle East and parts of Africa – which is why the public deserves the full picture over their use
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.
Too big to fail
The admission that it rigged emissions tests won't be enough to bring automotive giant VW down.
The Wolfpack and the ethics of documentary filmmaking
The Wolfpack, the story of five brothers who've been confined to their apartment for most of their lives, raises multiple ethical questions for Steve Thomas.
Fur and against: Scrutinizing the efficacy of animal testing and its alternatives
On the Up Close podcast: toxicologist and pharmacologist Thomas Hartung explains why animal testing is often unnecessary or of questionable efficacy.