4pm - 4.50pm | Sunday 15 July

Is Australia truly a democracy and, if not, what would it take to make it one? Throughout the West, trust in democracy is plunging despite widely-differing material circumstances. Should activism operate within the system to improve things, or on the system itself?


L is for learning

1pm - 1.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Join us for an open discussion about who is best served by our current education practices and to consider why they aren’t working. How can we better engage young people through choice, exploration, inclusion and story and what can arts offer a curious mind?


Environmental justice

3pm - 3.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Join our panel of distinguished environmental thinkers, protectors and warriors as they discuss the seminal events that changed their thinking and started them on this most perilous of journeys to save our planet and fight for environmental justice.


Future of media

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Given the 24/7 news cycle and even faster social media platforms, how can we control information? Is this development the ultimate democratisation of what used to be strictly-controlled offerings of the powerful few? Who’s making sure we’re not being duped?


Do we belong here?

11.30am - 12.20pm | Saturday 14 July

In 1943, Manning Clark said that we must ask ‘Do we belong here?'. Join our panel members as they discuss the Aboriginal, environmental, civic, national, family and community implications of the question and share reflections on broader questions about whether we Australians of non-Indigenous background do indeed now belong here.