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We are in a new era growing and changing population, economic failings and headwinds, changes to our environment, and the mix of biodiversity on our planet. Jokes about AI taking our jobs are commonplace. Is humanity headed straight for our own destruction? Or do we have real reasons to be optimising about the future? Join us for our last IQ2 debate for 2017, "Humanity is designing its own demise" on Tuesday 24 October. Speakers to be announced shortly. Tickets via the  link in our bio
At this week's #iq2oz debate, we heard stories from brave audience members whose lives had been changed for the better, and for the worse after going to prison. Do prisons too similarly resemble methods of punishment like torture, as Michel Foucault suggests?
Stay tuned for the full video of the debate, online on Facebook & YouTube soon.
Nyunggai Warren Mundine at #iq2oz prisons debate earlier this week. He, along with @julianburnside argued that prisons in Australia don't work. A majority 64% of the audience at the end of the night agreed with them.
Author of best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black, @piperkerman_oficial, firmly believes that our justice system is racially-based and prisons don't work. Do you agree? Come along to our IQ2 Debate: Prisons Work, on 1 August, and help us discuss some of the biggest challenges facing our prison system:
We talk about consent as being something that's wholly ours to give. Yet the law places limitations on when we’re capable or not of giving it, such as in the ongoing debate around assisted dying. So when is a decision truly ours to make? Join @missluciebee, Eleanor Gordon-Smith, and Elisabeth Shaw, as we challenge the β€œyes means yes” and β€œno means no” definition of consent. Tickets at
Julian Burnside is an Australian barrister and human rights advocate. He believes that currently, people are coming out of prison worse than they go in. This, he says, perpetuates an endless cycle of criminality for many disadvantaged people. What do you think? Come and hear this powerful speaker at our IQ2 Debate: Prisons Work, next Tuesday 1 August. Tickets still available:
Australia's prisons are currently overcrowded. Meanwhile, the Netherlands is closing more and more of its prisons by the day because they're too empty. Are we doing something wrong? 
Join us at our next IQ2 Debate: Prisons Work, and let us know what you think.
Tickets via link in bio 🎟
Kerrie Thompson is acting CEO of Victim Support Unit : VOCAL Inc NSW. On a daily basis, she sees firsthand the trauma, grief, and sense of powerlessness experienced by both direct and indirect victims of crime. She believes imprisoning perpetrators is a necessary step in providing a sense of justice to these victims, and allowing them to heal. What do you think? Come hear Kerrie speak, and have your say at our IQ2 Debate: Prisons Work on 1 August 
Just a few tix left to our Ethics of Bias event, with the one and only @adamferrier. 
We'll be delving into how the advertising world preys on our inherent biases to get us to buy more stuff... Join us. You know you want to.
Kerry Tucker served five years in prison for theft and fraud. Now a media studies lecturer, she says prisons act as important social support services for female inmates. We're looking forward to hearing her speak at our #IQ2 Debate: Prisons Work on 1 August. Tickets on sale now:
Thanks so much to everyone who's donated to our End of Financial Year Ethi-call appeal so far. We couldn't do the work we do without you. With just a few days remaining until the end of financial year, we're just shy of our goal of raising $25,000. Any donation - large or small - will go a long way in helping everyday people like you solve their most challenging, daunting, and life-changing dilemmas with the help of our free counselling helpline, Ethi-call. 
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