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Forum: Carbon Exports, Climate Change and Democracy
Dr Kevin Taft

Australia's prosperity depends on the export of coal and liquefied natural gas. In a world of growing concern about climate change caused by burning these fuels, how will Australia's political system respond? What are the risks and opportunities for democracy in a world that faces unprecedented environmental pressures?

Dr Kevin Taft, former Leader of the Opposition in Alberta, Canada, Dr John Hewson AM and Dr David McKnight explored these issues in a forum held in Sydney on Wednesday 19 March 2014. Watch the video footage and find out more about this event

NEW RESEARCH: Study probes parentsí view of NAPLAN
High Stakes Testing Literature Review
This survey of parents, The impacts of high stakes testing on schools, students and their families: Parental Attitudes and Perceptions Concerning NAPLAN asked parents their perceptions of the impact of NAPLAN on their children. It is the latest in a series of reports from the Whitlam Institute on the impact of ‘high stakes’ testing.

The survey was commissioned by the Whitlam Institute and conducted by Newspoll.

For more information on this report and all of our studies on the impact of ‘high stakes’ testing, please visit our program page
TVS to broadcast 2013 Gough Whitlam Oration with Noel Pearson
Noel Pearson

On the evening of 13 November Noel Pearson took the stage at Riverside Theatres Parramatta to deliver the 2013 Gough Whitlam Oration. Those present witnessed a truly extraordinary address. The 2013 Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration will be broadcast on Television Sydney (TVS) at 7pm on Tuesday 26 November on free to air digital 44. It will repeat at 2pm on 27 November, and 5pm on 28 November.

Read the address in full here


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