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The Wheeler Centre

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On Sunday 2 July, crowds filled the Melbourne Town Hall to pay tribute – and share in the humour of – the late satirist John Clarke. Here, we're sharing photos and a full audio recording of the event, as well as a rundown of the evening's programme. In this episode Aunty Carolyn BriggsWelcome to Country. Bryan DaweA few words on John. Brian...

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The problem of verbal and emotional violence against women online remains insufficiently –or often, mistakenly – addressed. Headlines about online harassment continue to focus on victims rather than perpetrators, while platforms like Twitter and Facebook struggle to define and act upon the difference between free speech and abuse. But there’s...

The mind works in obscure, often inconvenient, ways. Do you find you can recall every line ofWayne’s Worlddialogue, but you’ve forgotten your own blood type, your seven times tables, your grandmother’s maiden name, the year of the Battle of Hastings? What do our minds retain, what do they discard, and why? Diving deep into the subconscious for...

‘Is identity something you "choose," or is it the very thing you can't escape?’ In 2017, the personal has never been more political – and the political never more personal. Still, even as we obsessively unpack how to best define ourselves and others, a clear understanding of ‘identity’ can prove frustratingly elusive. Jane Caro, Ivan Coyote,...