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Ignite a real conversation with The Conversation Yearbook 2017.

The Conversation Yearbook 2017 is out now and Dave chats with one of the people behind the book John Watson.

The Conversation Yearbook 2017 is your go-to guide on the ‘year that was’ in politics, science and culture, written by Australia’s top thinkers and backed by rigorous research. 
At a time when ‘alternative facts’ reduce public debate to an evidence-free zone, the business of muddying the waters on matters of public importance is more ubiquitous than ever, thanks to social media and niche news feeds.

Cut through the white noise of fake news and start a real conversation with this handy book of superb articles from the likes of Michelle Grattan to Hugh Mackay.

Enjoy a variety of topics that got the nation talking in 2017:

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  • Housing bubbles; why Dr Google isn’t so bad; smart cities; sharing healthcare data and backyard skinny-dippers
  • FactChecks on drinking and brain damage, coal versus renewables, Australia’s foreign aid spending and Indigenous incarceration
  • Michelle Grattan asks: if defeat comes, what then for the Liberals’ leadership?
  • Hugh Mackay reveals: the state of the nation starts in your street
  • Spotlight on how climate change’s signature was writ large on Australia’s crazy summer of 2017.

Have an opinion? Base it on fact.

“Reliable information is essential for healthy democracy…it does so much more than help guide us on how we vote: it can help us decide what to eat, or keep our children safe online, or avoid the risks of problem gambling,” writes The Conversation Editor, Misha Ketchell.

“Quality journalism provides essential context to help people make sense of a complex and confusing barrage of information, as well as making markets more efficient and providing essential insights into our environment, our culture and history.”

Launching from a tiny Melbourne office in 2011, The Conversation has been at the vanguard of providing reliable information written exclusively by academics to inform public debate. Now read by more than 6.4 million people a month directly, and more than 35 million via sharing online, The Conversation now has not-for-profit operations in the UK, US, France, Africa, Canada, Indonesia and New Zealand.