20 episodes

Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. The 2020 Boyer Lecture series is called 'Rebooting Australia: How ethical entrepreneurs can help shape a better future' and is presented by philanthropist and business leader Dr Andrew Forrest AO.

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    • Society & Culture

Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. The 2020 Boyer Lecture series is called 'Rebooting Australia: How ethical entrepreneurs can help shape a better future' and is presented by philanthropist and business leader Dr Andrew Forrest AO.

    03 |The End of Silence: Makarrata

    03 |The End of Silence: Makarrata

    In Rachel Perkins final Boyer lecture she details the dual proposal for a Makarrata Commission and a process of truth telling about our nation.

    • 25 min
    02 |The End of Silence: With the consent of the natives

    02 |The End of Silence: With the consent of the natives

    From colonial times to the present, Indigenous people have wanted a say about the laws and policies that affect them. Rachel Perkins discusses what needs to be done to guarantee that the Indigenous voice is heard.

    • 25 min
    01 | The End of Silence: The genesis of the Uluru statement

    01 | The End of Silence: The genesis of the Uluru statement

    Rachel Perkins reminds us of the significance of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and why it's the most important message Indigenous people have sent to their fellow Australians in over four decades.

    • 25 min
    01 | Back to the future of eugenics

    01 | Back to the future of eugenics

    How advances in genetics and biomedicine have quietly brought eugenics back from exile.

    • 29 min
    02 | Gene genie

    02 | Gene genie

    Human GMOs already walk amongst us and the implications of this are enormous.

    • 31 min
    03 | Sins of the flesh

    03 | Sins of the flesh

    There's a dark side of stem cell research — John Rasko shines a light on the low points and scandals of unproven cell therapies.

    • 28 min

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