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The Fair Go

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Is there any myth more pervasive than that of egalitarian Australia? Mates look out for one another and good honest hard work is rewarded in the land of opportunity. Probably best not look too closely at how refugees and Aborigines, women and the workers fare in the Lucky Country. Still, she’ll be right.

Featuring

Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre has been chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria since 2015, and is regarded as one of Australia’s most influential historians. He’s the former Dean of Arts at the University of Melbourne, and is Emeritus Laureate Professor of the University of Melbourne and a Professo... Read more

Monica Dux

Monica Dux is a columnist with the Age, and the author of Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting) (2013), co-author of The Great Feminist Denial (2008), and editor of the forthcoming anthology Mothermorphosis (April 2015). She can be heard regularly on ABC ... Read more

David Manne

David Manne is a human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Refugee Legal (previously the Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre (RILC)). He has worked in various capacities assisting refugees and asylum seekers for over 20 years. In January 2001, he joined Refugee Legal, at the forefront of defe... Read more

Damien Carrick

Damien, a qualified lawyer, joined the ABC in 1996 as the producer of ABC Radio National’s Law Report and in 2001 became the presenter. In the past he has worked as a legal writer for the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission and written for Australian Lawyer magazine. Before his career in the me... Read more

Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie writer whose work celebrates Aboriginal people and others living around the margins of the First World. Her latest novel, Too Much Lip, won the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance. Her novel Mullumbi... Read more

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