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Listen to an audio recording of a panel discussion about the history and significance of The Ashes.
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.
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