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This year, Antidote will take place live on Stream, the new streaming service from Sydney Opera House.

Currently, only digital tickets are available to Antidote. The possibility of the festival going ahead on site at the Opera House in September has not yet been ruled out and will be determined in line with the NSW Government orders in place at the time. If anything changes, sign up here to be the first to know.

Antidote Livestream Tickets

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Racing to the End of the World

Elizabeth Kolbert, moderated by Paddy Manning

Acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert's latest book investigates science's cutting-edge fight against the effects of climate change. After doing so much damage, have we left it too late to save nature?

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Alternative Futures

Yanis Varoufakis, moderated by Scott Ludlam

So many facets of our current financial system are unsound - it's time to imagine something new. Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece, shares theories and hopes for a new world.

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End of Empire

Afua Hirsch, moderated by Daniel Browning

It's been more than 200 years since the British laid claim to our country and called it Australia, but the legacy of colonialism lives on. Who gets included and excluded from the privileges of citizenship, and how can we move towards a truly inclusive, decolonised Australian identity?

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Cathy Park Hong, moderated by Benjamin Law & Beverley Wang

Anti-Asian hate crimes, attacks, and everyday racism have skyrocketed since the onset of COVID-19. Yet Asians living in western countries often get left out of broader conversations about racism. It's time for that to change to #StopAsianHate.

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Soul Searching in a Post-Truth Age

Amal Awad & Sarah Krasnostein

In times of uncertainty, we humans look for answers, and today's seekers have a well-stocked spiritual marketplace at their disposal. From healers to spirit guides to yoni eggs, is the continued appeal of alternative practices pointing to a more fundamental need?

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The Myth of the Fair Go

Bri Lee, Ronnie Gorrie & Rick Moreton

Racism, family trauma, poverty - social disadvantage comes in many different and often intersecting forms. How do we dispel the idea of "lifters and leaners" to build a society where everyone truly gets a fair go?

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Sound and Silence: Deaf Stories

Fiona Murphy, Jackie Leach Scully & Alex Jones

One in six Australians have some hearing loss, and our Auslan-speaking community numbers at more than 30,00. Deaf culture is thriving. Yet in the construction of spaces and social environments, deafness is often overlooked. How do we overcome stigma and exclusion?

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“No Lebs”: Anti-Arab racism since 9/11

Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Randa Abdel-Fattah & Ghassan Hage, moderated by Sara Saleh

9/11 gave rise to bigotry, hate speech, and violence against Arab communities around the world. Twenty years after the event, how much have things changed for Australian Muslims?

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The Moral High Ground

Jacqueline Maley & Julia Baird

Morally bankrupt, moral challenges, a moral vacuum - commentary on politics often circles around right and wrong. How does our understanding of ethics influence the way we expect our government to act?

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Uluru Statement from the Heart

Megan Davies, Thomas Mayor & Pat Anderson AO

On the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the Uluru Statement from the Heart called for Australians to stand for real change. Join two of its authors for an urgent discussion about the future of indigenous rights.

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