Upcoming events

Online event: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of Australians

Wednesday 21 October 05:00pm until Wednesday 21 October 06:30pm

La Trobe University’s Ideas and Society Program has brought together a distinguished panel—Professors Patrick McGorry AO, Michael Kyrios and Jennifer McIntosh AM—to discuss some of the most pressing questions about the coronavirus and the mental health of Australians.

Online event: A Farewell to Arts? On the Morrison Government’s University Legislation

Thursday 19 November 05:00pm until Thursday 19 November 06:30pm

There was a time, not so long ago, when it was almost universally accepted that one of the principal purposes of the university was the provision of a broad education in either the Arts or the Sciences. That time has passed. In October 2020, the Morrison Government successfully introduced new legislation where the training of the next generation of professionals was implicitly regarded as the sole purpose of the university and where, quite nakedly, the price mechanism was used to persuade students not to study for a degree in the Arts.

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