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In this audio discussion, Dr Joëlle Gergis looks at the long-term history of Australian climate variability.
Writer and futurist Mark Pesce sounds a clarion call about a digital and social landscape of surveillance and ignorance, and how we might curtail it.
Listen to this recording of author Kirsty Murray in conversation with Justine Hyde about her award-winning YA novel India dark.
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