Search results for "law"

On Drugs

Thu 10 Oct 2013

Australians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The 'war on drugs' paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug-taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. Through an examination of the history, politics, law, science and culture of ...

The Law of the Land

Tue 16 Aug 2011

Experience the law through the eyes of practitioners and see loopholes, strange stories of the law and why we can't live without it. 

MFU@City Square

Tue 06 Dec 2011

In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democra ...


Thu 03 Mar 2016

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — or drones — are at the forefront of military technology today and are increasingly forming the invisible frontline of modern state warfare. Support for the deployment of drones is growing on the basis of their supposed accuracy and cost for militaries that have been downsizing since the end of the Cold War. ...

What is going on in Venezuela?

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Venezuela has been in the spotlight recently, as a result of the ongoing economic crisis, mounting civil strife, and the protracted political standoff between the government and the opposition.

Between April and July 2017, clashes between military/security forces and protestors led to dozens of deaths, hundreds of people detaine ...

On Drugs

How drugs work

Thu 24 Oct 2013

The Law of the Land

Are prenuptials for the wealthy: Why can’t I contract out of all laws? Why is family law different

Tue 23 Aug 2011

All creatures great and small: animals and us

Choosing compassion in a ruthless world: Barriers to ethical decision making

Thu 05 Sep 2013

This session will explore the difficulties we face in making choices that are consistent with our core values about non-human animals in the context of a world set up to disassociate us from our relationship and responsibilities towards them, especially those usually bred for consumption. We will identify common barriers to ethical decision making ...

Voices from the South

On culture and conflict resolution

Thu 14 Apr 2011

The Law of the Land

The Obligation to obey the Law: Does power only come out of the barrel of the gun?

Tue 13 Sep 2011

On Drugs

Options for drug law reform

Thu 17 Oct 2013

History Matters

Liquid gold: How controlling water made Victoria’s miners rich

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Buying and selling water is worth billions of dollars in every year, but where did this idea come from? Where did we get the idea that people could profit from a natural asset? Abandoned dams and ditches across central Victoria provide a clue. Long before modern water markets gold miners were struggling for control over water. They had fist-fig ...

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

The Fourth Estate: Changing role, changing ethics?

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Media ethics is not just about the do's and don'ts for individual reporters and editors, but encompasses the way in which the fourth estate sees itself as has its role defined in liberal and social democratic states. In this talk, I will canvass the codes of ethics that govern the Australian media, the reaction of the press to regulatory reform in ...

Middle East Mediated


Thu 16 Oct 2014

Mazen Hajjar: 961 beer founder and brewer Manelle Chawk: Human rights lawyer and ultra-marathon runner

All creatures great and small: animals and us

The happy hen on your supermarket shelf: What do you buy when you buy free range eggs?

Thu 16 May 2013

The rise of the "free range" egg appeals to consumers' feelings that they don't want to be complicit in the suffering of animals. But the meaning of the label "free range" varies widely - and so does the relationships it represents between consumers, retailers, suppliers, farmers, hens and, ultimately, the earth and sun. In this session we will que ...