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Is Australia a Kind Nation?


Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Lectures - Semester 1

Start Date

26th Apr 2017 6:00pm

End Date

26th Apr 2017 7:30pm


Room 108 Rory Spence VOS Construction LT, Architecture Building, Inveresk Campus

Dr Nicholas Hookway (Sociology)

Are Australians less kind or compassionate than they used to be? What is the cause of this moral decline? Or does it even exist? In this lecture, sociologist Dr Nicholas Hookway presents his national research on kindness in Australia, suggesting there’s enough reason to question the conventional wisdom around moral decline. This lecture will appeal to anyone interested in understanding social change in Australian society and beyond.

Watch recorded lecture

Listen to ABC Radio Interview with Dr Hookway

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