Quarterly Essay: Stan Grant on Indigenous Futures
Stan Grant believes Indigenous disadvantage could be fixed through a strengthening of the will of the wider Australian community. ‘If we wanted to cure it, we would cure it,’ he has said, ‘just like we cured polio’.
For the 64th Black Inc Quarterly Essay, the Walkley Award-winning veteran journalist has examined some possible cures and solutions, especially for the…
Griffith Review: Millennial Edition
What are millennials up against, and what do they bring to their challenges?
In Griffith Review’s Millennial Edition, guest editor Jerath Head invited young writers to lend their sophisticated critiques to the culture they’ve grown into. They included Briohny Doyle, whose story addresses wistful dreams of real estate ownership despite her scant prospects; Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who writes of the…
Peak: Changing the Way We Talk About Ageing
With Peak: Reinventing Middle Age, co-authors Don Edgar and Patricia Edgar have focussed on new ways our society can rethink the ageing of its population. Drawing on a unique combination of statistics, personal stories and scholarly research, the book looks particularly at Australians aged between 50 and 75 – what the authors argue is our ‘peak’ age – in…
RRR broadcaster and former editor of small footprint living bible Assemble Papers Sara Savage is joined by a panel of guests, including Mimi Zeiger, Millie Cattlin and Jessica Christiansen-Franks, for a discussion of engaged, practical city-making with a sense of play.
In 1961, autodidact urbanologist Jane Jacobs forever changed how we understood our cities. ‘Cities have the capability of providing…
Coming Back Out: Elder LGBTI+
Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people remember an era of state-sanctioned stigma and discrimination that might be hard for younger people to fathom. It wasn’t until 1997 that sex between men, for example, was decriminalised in every Australian state and territory.
For many older LGBTI+ people, the world they live in today is drastically different to the…
The Fifth Estate: Immigration
Sally Warhaft joins human rights activist, former refugee and orthopaedic surgeon, Munjed Al Muderis and GetUp!’s human rights campaign director, Shen Narayanasamy for a discussion of the Australian immigration experience and its broader implications.
Immigration has long been among the most contentious, and highly politicised, areas of Australian public policy. The past 20 years have seen a drastic increase in…
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