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Boyer Lectures - Fair Australia: Social Justice an


The 2016 Boyer Lecture Series, Fair Australia: Social Justice and the Health Gap, will be delivered by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, President of the World Medical Association, Director of the Institute of Health Equity and a leading researcher on health inequality issues for more than three decades. Begins September 3.


The Birthplace of the Fortunate  

Australia now finds itself on the centre stage. Staying there is the challenge. In the final of the 2015 Boyer Lectures series, Dr Michael Fullilove calls for a larger and more ambitious foreign policy; one that ensures that our national interests once again align with our national capabilities.

Foreign policy begins at home  

In his third Boyer lecture, Michael Fullilove argues the need for a larger politics and some big thinking on the economy in order to respond to global challenges, like immigration and climate policy.

A three-dimensional foreign policy  

In his second Boyer Lecture, Dr Michael Fullilove examines how the dizzying rise of China has pulled Australia onto a new world stage as a key player, a leap that calls for a serious examination of foreign policy

Present at the destruction  

In this first lecture, delivered at Peking University in Beijing, Dr Michael Fullilove explains the crumbling of world order. As wealth and power shifts to the East,  Australia finds itself in a new and precarious position.

People for Science  

In the fourth and final lecture Professor Cory highlights the concerning scientific brain drain in this country: "We are losing women from all areas of science and the deficit at senior levels is particularly disturbing."

Science for a Healthy Environment  

In the third lecture Professor Suzanne Cory reflects on her other great passion, the environment, and warns that 'humankind is fouling the nest' and that if action is not taken soon, by 2100 Earth will be hotter than any time in the last few million years making mass species extinctions and global human conflicts over energy and water inevitable.

Science for a Healthy Economy  

In the second lecture Professor Cory shows how extraordinarily important scientific research and development is for our economy.

Science for a Healthy People  

In this first lecture Professor Cory reflects on where medical science has come from and where it is heading, drawing out implications for health and the economy.

Advance Australia Fair  

Looking to the future of Australian Citizenship

Australians at their best  

Courage, compassion and resilience in everyday life

Watching the women  

The powerful role of Australian Women

Joining the neighbourhood  

A personal story of equal rights advocacy

Lecture 5 - Counting  Our Victories: the end  of Garvey-ism and the soft bigotry of low expectation  

In her final lecture, Professor Langton reflects on the economic transformation underway in the lives of Aboriginal people -- from increasing Indigenous enrolments in higher education, through rising employment in mining and other rural industries, to the explosion of cultural production by Aboriginal people into the Australian mainstream not only on canvas and on the stage, but also in music, literature, cinema  and television.

Lecture 4:  The conceit of wilderness ideology  

In her fourth lecture, Professor Langton examines how some beliefs within the nature conservation movement in Australia have perpetuated the idea that Aboriginal people are the enemies of nature, and describes recent examples of Indigenous tractional land practices which combine western ecological knowledge to create sustainable and economically viable custodianship of country,

Lecture 3: Old barriers and new models. The private sector, government and the economic empowerment of Aboriginal Australians  

In her third lecture, Professor Langton illuminates the experiences of two Aboriginal communities who are levering economic advancement through agreements with mining companies, and examines why it is that the private sector is leading the way in forging new working models with Indigenous Australia while government policies lag far behind.

Lecture 2 - From Protectionism to Economic Advancement  

In her second lecture, Professor Langton examines the confluence of historical, political and social factors which have created entrenched barriers against the economic advancement of Aboriginal people in Australia.

Lecture 1 - Changing the paradigm: Mining Companies, Native Title and Aboriginal Australians  

In this first lecture Professor Langton explores the changing relationship between Aboriginal communities and mining companies since the 1993 Mabo agreement and native title legislation, and asks whether this could offer a model for the economic empowerment of all Indigenous people in Australia.

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