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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Geoffrey Robertson on free speech: part 3

International human-rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses free speech and how to balance privacy and national security in this three-part video.

He weighs up the release of information in the public’s interest versus the fate of international whistleblowers such as Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden.

This event took place on 14 November 2013 as part of the Big Ideas Under the Dome series, celebrating the centenary of the Library's domed La Trobe Reading Room and its role in inspiring creativity and ideas.

A transcript of this recording will be available soon.