There is an odd disjunction in Australian public life at the moment – we know we are doing better than
the rest of the world economically, but this is failing to translate into a sense of well-being or ambition
about the future.
The problem is that golden moments like this do not come around very often – if we fail to grasp this one to think and act ambitiously about the future, the moment will pass; other countries will fill the gaps and we will look back and wonder how we let it slip through our fingers.
It is time to be bold and pragmatically ambitious.
By publishing this special e-book Griffith REVIEW hopes to contribute to a lively, proactive discussion.
Download the complete e-book (PDF format) HERE.
Download individual articles from the e-book (PDF format) below:
Julian Meyrick – F**k popular culture
Cathy Hunt – Beyond the ‘smell of an oily rag’
Paul Newbury – Perspectives of identity in being Australian
Marcia Langton – Mining the Mabo legacy
Gary Clark – From little things social catastrophes grow
dale spender – Spelling and making sense
Caroline Lenette – From this time forward I pledge
Ann Moyal – A necessary marriage
David Ritter – A market for a nation
Rodney Crisp – The Republic of Australia and New Zealand
Nadine Hood – Collective solutions for collective problems
Rae Norris – Blind prejudice, blinkered vision