A champion for Aboriginal rights
William Cooper was in a league of his own, fighting for an Aboriginal voice in parliament and a treaty in the 1930s.
Episode 3: The Mess We're In
We’re not going to recycle our way out of this one. It takes awareness and education to change our behaviours surrounding waste. Find out what you can do.
Preserving Indigenous languages
A language is said to become extinct when its last native speaker dies. Often that final breath also draws into death the identity ascribed by Indigenous people to their natural world – its plants, animals and landscape.
A reckoning with history
Through the intensely personal theatre work of Tom Molyneux, we learn about an Indigenous soldier who served in World War I.
Once upon a time in PR ...
Even as the women’s liberation movement and campaigns for equal pay in Australia grew in the '60s, females were being marginalised in trade media.
Letting children think big
Teaching children philosophy can help improve academic results. But more importantly, it allows children a space to make sense of the world, and meaning in their lives.
Why Melbourne is Australia’s coolest city
Progressive music policies and innovative branding have made Melbourne the true leader of Australia's music scene.
Art and soul
Performance art gives voice to our sense of what it means to belong; our identity and cultural evolution.
The battle back home
Leaving behind a military uniform and the status that it brings can be profoundly difficult.
Christchurch: reaching out across the divide
Some leaders build walls to keep others out and gain by pushing others down, while there are leaders who invite others in, such as NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Flagging a change
With the Australian flag increasingly seen as a fashion statement rather than what it's supposed to represent, is it time for a rethink?
Reimagining Australia Day
A day that is meant to bring everyone together to reflect on national identity, draws us down a dark alley of division.
Episode 11: The Australian identity debate
Australia once identified itself as the “lucky country”, a place where the “Aussie battler” was given a fair go, but can it still lay claim to this?
Return to White Australia? Surveys say no
The calls for bans on Muslim and, more recently, African immigration aren't supported by the majority of Australians.
Problematic, on the face of it
Australia's parliament will soon decide on a bill to try to regulate facial recognition technology, but plenty of questions remain unanswered.
The model of a failed strategy
The Coalition's seeds of destruction in the state election were sown long before its ill-fated campaign.
Micah Scott established the Minus18 Foundation, Australia’s national support organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth, in 2011.
Equality a long, winding road
Six months after same-sex marriage became legal in Australia, the disasters predicted by the 'no' side haven't happened, but there's still some way to go to achieve real equality.
Turning darkness into light
A Melbourne primary school's focus on ensuring its migrant students feel that they belong has resulted in a valuable learning tool.
What became of the working class?
Once seen as shapers of national identity, these days they're thought of as little more than disadvantaged. What changed?
Unmasking slavery's hidden face
A landmark sex workers' court case in Melbourne led to the establishment of a modern legal definition of slavery in international law.
Sustainability and ethical production are becoming central to fashion design and manufacturing.
Unfinished business around forced adoption
There's still a lot to be done if we're to right the wrongs, five years on from the national apology delivered by Julia Gillard.
Plea to preserve Melbourne's Federation Square
Apple store would be one step down a slippery slope, from civic square to shopping mall.
CEO, Youth Activating Youth
Professor of History, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Undergraduate Journalism in the School of Media, Film and Journalism
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
PhD student, Faculty of Education
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean (Indigenous), MADA
Graeme Davison AO
Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), Education
Professor of International Relations and Director, of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre
Professor, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Law
Senior Lecturer, Media and Communications Studies
Associate and Deputy Director of Monash GPS (Gender, Peace and Security).
Francine McNiff Chair in Criminal Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law
Associate Professor, Law Resources
Margaret Gardner AO
President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Associate Professor, School of Media, Film and Television
Martijn Van der Kamp
Teaching Fellow, Monash Business School
Senior lecturer, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
Lecturer, Faculty of Education
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Adjunct professor of law
Executive Director of the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA)
Professor of Law
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of General Practice
Associate Professor, Communications and Media Studies
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Director, Bachelor of Global Studies
Associate Professor of Marketing
Research Officer, BehaviourWorks Australia
Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia
Senior Lecturer, Human Geography in the School of Social Sciences
Researcher at BehaviourWorks
Professor in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics