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Good Lord

October 11th, 2012

Episode 15 of 92 episodes

What does it mean to be Lord Mayor of one of the world’s most liveable cities? And how can we keep that ‘liveable’ status – and the relaxed lifestyle we enjoy – in the face of pressures like a booming population, an upwards-shooting skyline, traffic congestion and crime? As the Melbourne City Council elections loom, Sally Warhaft will host a robust meet-and-greet with the candidates for the mayoral robes, including incumbent Robert Doyle, Liberal candidates Gary Morgan and Gary Singer, and Keith Rankin, Alison Parkes, David Nolte, Joseph Toscano and Brian Shanahan. They’ll share their big ideas for Melbourne’s future and take your questions on how they’ll tackle the challenges that lie ahead. Couldn’t come along? Download the podcast: mp3 The Fifth Estate is the Wheeler Centre’s series of fortnightly forums: a more measured approach to news and current affairs. Provocative and studied, authoritative and unhurried, this is real analysis that pulls no punches. Hosted by broadcaster, journalist and anthropologist Sally Warhaft, The Fifth Estate is indispensible live journalism. All our events are recorded, with podcasts posted on our website by noon the following day. You can subscribe online, to make sure you never miss out. So far, we’ve ranged from timely political analysis and meaty policy discussions, to magazines and manners with Ita Buttrose. Lindsay Tanner has shared his views on the state of Australian democracy, former foreign ministers Alexander Downer and Gareth Evans have reflected on this influential role, and George Megalogenis and Stephen Mayne have dissected the budget. And at the height of the print media crisis, amidst news of mass sackings at Fairfax and News Limited, we hosted Harold Mitchell, Paul Kelly and Andrew Jaspan to make sense of it all. To stay in touch with upcoming Fifth Estate topics, keep an eye on our website, Twitter and Facebook, and our weekly e-news. The events are free, but bookings are required – get in quick, as we’ve been known to sell out.

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