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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Free speech & its enemies: how to balance privacy & national security

Thursday 14 November 2013, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Listen to international human-rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC as he weighs up the release of information in the public’s interest versus the fate of international whistleblowers Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden in this insightful, passionate discussion. 

Modern democracies demand free speech, and we expect our information to be freely available everywhere, all the time. But where do we draw the line in the name of national security?  

This free event is part of our Big Ideas under the Dome series which celebrates our iconic dome as a symbol of inspiration, creativity and ideas.