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Griffith Review: Still the Lucky Country?


The celebrated quarterly literary journal comes to the Wheeler Centre, with the proud launch of Griffith REVIEW 28: Still the Lucky Country?

As Australia enjoys the fruits of another mining boom the irony may finally have been removed from Donald Horne’s famous line. The opportunities and challenges of the new resources economy are fabulous, but demand more than luck. At stake is a gamble that may profoundly change the country, and the way we think about ourselves.

Contributors to Griffith REVIEW 28: Still the Lucky Country? Glyn Davis, Marcia Langton and Dennis Altman, explore the issues with editor Julianne Schultz.



Marcia Langton

Professor Marcia Langton AM holds the Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral fieldwork was conducted in eastern Cape York Peninsula during the 1990s, and her experience of the statutory land claim and native title system in this region was informed by a d... Read more

Julianne Schultz

Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review. Professor Schultz is a member of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and sits on the editorial board of the Conversation. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Est... Read more

Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow in the Institute for Human Security at LaTrobe University in Melbourne.  He is the son of Jewish refugees, and a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in ... Read more

Glyn Davis

Glyn Davis is professor of political science, vice chancellor and principal of the University of Melbourne. Professor Davis was educated in political science at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University, before undertaking post-doctoral appointments as a Harkness Fello... Read more


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