Life's Lottery

Cycles of disadvantage are numerous, complex and greater than the sum of their parts. This podcast is about big ideas and novel approaches to breaking them.  Is social mobility still possible? How can massive, global systems be changed? How can we prevent people from coming into contact with the criminal justice system? In conversation with public policy experts, thought-leaders, and people experiencing disadvantage, Life’s Lottery delves into the latest research and new programs that are achieving meaningful and lasting change. Join hosts Glyn Davis and Jeni Whalan from the Paul Ramsay Foundation in this five part series that seeks new information, data and ways of thinking about the complexities of disadvantage that persist across generations. Visit lifeslottery.com.au to learn more.


00:35:44 2021-11-22
If we want to inform better public policy to end poverty and disadvantage, hard data and facts are more important than ever. This sets up both a challenge and an opportunity for organisations as philanthropy in Australia develops even further. In this epi...
00:36:49 2021-11-15
No major social problem has a single cause so why would a single approach or organisation be able to solve it? Collective Impact starts with social objectives that are agreed upon across all sectors of society. This episode considers the idea at the heart...
00:34:14 2021-11-08
Most people in jail have experienced disadvantage at some point in their lives, and it’s a legacy that often passes from parent to child. This episode examines current Australian research into the experience of mothers in the criminal justice system wit...
00:29:20 2021-11-01
In this episode we examine systems change and possibility thinking with a leader in the field. Charlie Leadbeater is a creative systems innovator who works with organisations around the world to address long term problems, such as unacceptable rates of po...
00:33:26 2021-10-25
Australians believe our country is the land of the fair go. A meritocracy where if you work hard you can be successful, no matter what circumstances you were born into. But how true is this? Is intelligence and hard work really enough to break out of a cy...