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Racism in the Workplace
While overt forms of racism in Australian workplaces are outlawed, many people from Indigenous and migrant backgrounds argue that racism is still pervasive – before and after joining a workplace. Last year, a major company’s employment listing overtly preferenced ‘candidates who are Anglo Saxon’. Multiple studies have shown that anglicising names on job applications improves a jobseeker’s prospects, prompting recent…
Books and Ideas at Montalto
The qualities that endear Australian audiences to William McInnes as an actor are the same that endear him as a writer. It’s that wry, laconic voice and the affectionate, authentic take on Australian life.
Loved for his iconic TV roles in Blue Heelers, Sea Change and The Time of Our Lives, McInnes has also won acclaim for film roles including Unfinished Sky and My Brother Jack. In recent years, he’s devoted increasing attention to writing. He’s the author of several works of memoir and the novel Cricket Kings. His latest book, Full Bore, is about Australian artefacts and memorabilia and offers a very funny and perceptive take on Australia’s popular culture and sporting obsessions.
At Montalto Vineyard, William discusses his career and creative endeavours with Melbourne author John Harms.
Fair Play Symposium: Equity, Inclusion and the Creative Industries
How can the arts become genuinely inclusive and reflective of Australian society? How do structural biases prevent certain stories being told, and certain creative work being made in the first place? How do we elevate the work of many different types of artists from many different backgrounds? How have others effected change across the globe?
From the critical to the…
Books and Ideas at Montalto
Krissy Kneen is a writer of lavish imagination.
Over seven books – including five novels, one volume of poetry and a memoir – she's invented bizarre fictional technologies, conjured extravagant sexual escapades, and speculated about consciousness-fusing with jellyfish. Female sexual adventure is front and centre in much of Kneen's work, but her writing twists and traverses several genres including literary fiction, erotica and sci-fi.
Her 2017 book, An Uncertain Grace, explored ideas of posthumanism, morality and identity. It was shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. Kneen’s new book, Wintering, is a gothic thriller set in the Tasmanian wilderness.
At Montalto, Kneen discusses her latest work with Elizabeth McCarthy.
Books and Ideas at Montalto series sound design and music: Jon Tjhia.
Working with Words: Patrick Mullins
Patrick Mullins is a Canberra-based writer and academic. He spoke with us about observing politicians up close, preposterous essay advice and the power of YouTube videos of rain.
The Wheeler Centre
Joseph Stiglitz: Global Inequality and the 1%
Mary Kostakidis and Joseph Stiglitz at the Athenaeum Theatre — Photo: Scott Limbrick
‘Wealth begets power, which begets more wealth,’ Joseph Stiglitz has argued.
Is our economic system fundamentally broken? Who, exactly, are the 1% and how did they get to control so much of the world’s wealth and resources? And are free-market fundamentalists shooting themselves in the Louboutin with short-term, self-serving policies?
These are among the questions that preoccupy Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz – author, academic and perhaps the closest thing in the world to a celebrity economist.
'I don't think anybody today would say the bankers' pursuit of self-interest lead to the wellbeing of society.'Joseph Stiglitz
Starting out as a student activist during the civil-rights movement, Stiglitz, now a professor at Columbia University, has devoted his working life to understanding and rectifying the complex problems of global poverty and inequality. Stiglitz coined the notion of ‘the 1%’ in his influential 2012 book, The Price of Inequality, and has served as an economic advisor at the United Nations and as chief economist at the World Bank.
In Australia to receive the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize, Stiglitz appears here in conversation with Mary Kostakidis at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne to discuss global inequality – and what we can do about it. Is profound economic overhaul possible in advanced democracies? Which old ideas about wealth distribution are discredited, and which deserve to be revived? And how does the recent global wave of populist political movements play into, and against, the economic status quo?
Presented in partnership with the Sydney Peace Foundation, Oxfam Australia and the Reichstein Foundation.
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