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Broadly Speaking: Power, Privilege and Pushing Back
In our first Broadly Speaking event, Aileen Moreton-Robinson talked about the blinkers of white feminism, and explored alternative ways for women to conceive of freedom and power. In this follow-up panel discussion, we brought together exceptional minds from Australia and abroad to expand on the themes of sovereignty, race and activism.
Hosted by journalist and podcaster Amy McQuire, our panellists – including lawyer…
Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris
What's it like to devote your whole working life to language, as a literary translator or as an editor?
In September, we'll be joined from New York by two brilliant bilingual friends, both of whom have shaped the linguistic landscape in distinctive ways. Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris met as young copy editors at the New Yorker magazine. Norris went…
The Fifth Estate
New Economic Futures
Remember March 2020? When Australian borders closed, when we saw the first round of social restrictions? When the disturbing and surreal realities of COVID-19 finally hit home across Australia? March! We were so young.
Back then, Sally Warhaft caught up with George Megalogenis for a Fifth Estate conversation about political leadership during the pandemic, and about its historic and economic…
Penguin Random House acquires Ennis Cehic’s debut satirical fiction collection
Penguin Random House will publish SADVERTISING – the debut collection of satirical short stories by 2018 The Next Chapter recipient Ennis Cehic – in early 2022. We spoke with Cehic – and with Penguin Random House publisher Justin Ractliffe – about the news.
We Are Nemeses: Talking Experimental Comedy
Vidya Rajan and Alistair Baldwin are Nemeses, a newly formed and already dysfunctional comedy duo. The pair had their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show cancelled due to the pandemic, but their toxic and unnecessary creative collaboration stops for no one!
Join Vidya and Alistair as they attempt to grab this viral moment and rise to the never-ending demands of content…
The Fifth Estate
Live-stream: Breaking the Climate Stalemate
What might the economic and social upheavals of 2020 mean for climate policy in Australia? For this Fifth Estate conversation, host Sally Warhaft will bring together two writers who have undertaken in-depth research into the resource economy and Australian climate scepticism.
Judith Brett's recent Quarterly Essay, 'The Coal Curse', traces the history of Australia's resource dependence and its impact on…
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