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The Quarter Acre Block


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We love a sunburnt country as long as it stays on the far side of a picket fence. Partitioning off our own little parts of the wide brown land, and replacing the sprawling menace of the Australian bush with the reassuring symmetry of the Hills Hoist, we’re all living the great suburban dream.


Mark Davis

Mark Davis is an author and academic. He has written for most of Australia’s major newspapers and is a regular commentator on radio and a blogger. His most recent book is The Land of Plenty: Australia in the 2000s. He is Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Univ... Read more

David Nichols

David Nichols is a writer and cultural commentator who is senior lecturer in urban planning at the University of Melbourne. Dr David Nichols was born in Melbourne in 1965. His books include Community: Building Modern Australia (co-edited with Hannah Lewi), the bestselling The Bogan Delusion (2011) a... Read more

Jane-Frances Kelly

Since moving to Australia in 2004, Jane-Frances Kelly has worked as a senior adviser to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Boston Consulting Group, the Vice-Chancellor at Melbourne University, the Chief Commissioner at Victoria Police, and the Victorian and Queensland Premier’s Depa... Read more

Alan Saunders

Alan Saunders is a broadcaster on ABC Radio National. Alan Saunders was born and educated in London. He studied philosophy at the University of Leicester where he was also president of the students’ union, and Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. He came to Australia ... Read more


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