Ronan Farrow: Power, Abuse and Facing Facts
Pre-sale tickets have now booked out. Melbourne Writers Festival will announce their programme on 17 July 2018; more tickets for this event will be available when Festival tickets open for booking at 9am, 20 July 2018.
Ronan Farrow has been one of the foremost reporters documenting the culture of silence and impunity around sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. As…
A Mind for Murder
What makes somebody a killer – and why are we so fascinated by murder? Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant has been grappling with both questions throughout his working life.
In Killer Instinct: Having a Mind for Murder, Grant brings his experience to bear on the psychological, criminal, cultural and existential phenomenon of murder. Does our interest signal anxiety about our own…
This is Not a Drill with Ali Moore
A Hypothetical Cybersecurity Crisis
What happens when critical infrastructure comes under attack, and risks escalate with each passing hour? How could we respond to multipronged cyber-attacks, crippling power supply and public institutions? And what if the threat appears to have been instigated by one of our regional neighbours?
At the second event in our This Is Not a Drill series, Ali Moore and our…
The Fifth Estate
Public Health and Drug Policy Today
In the 1980s, Australia was an early adopter of free needle syringe distribution programmes. At the height of the AIDS epidemic, this controversial harm-reduction strategy played a crucial role in mitigating the spread of HIV among Australian injecting drug-users.
Despite our history of success with harm-reduction approaches, legislators – and large portions of the public – remain squeamish about these…
The Fifth Estate
Left to right: Sally Warhaft, George McEncroe and Kate McClymont — Photo: Emily Harms
How do headline-grabbing stories about powerful figures in the media affect the broader Australian culture?
The #MeToo movement began in the US – with the Harvey Weinstein revelations in October 2017 – and it quickly spread around the globe. In this discussion, we’ll look at how #MeToo is playing out here in Australia with two guests who approach the subject from very different angles.
Investigative reporter Kate McClymont broke the Don Burke sexual harassment allegation story late last year. George McEncroe is the founder of Shebah, an all-female rideshare service (in the style of Uber), which launched last year too.
With Sally Warhaft, our guests discuss how #MeToo is changing public conversation and affecting private lives. Can #MeToo benefit all women or are the gains of the movement restricted to certain sections of society? What are women riding with Shebah saying about harassment and everyday safety in Australian cities? And what more can be done to effect lasting change?
Not Racist, But …
The Media and Racism
How does a person’s race or religion frame how the way they’re portrayed in the media? How do news narratives perpetuate racism? In the final session, our panellists will discuss racial sensationalism and stereotype in the Australian news today.Also in this series 12 May 2018 Past event
Not Racist, But …Indigenous Australia and Racism / Race & multiculturalism
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