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State of the (Writing) Nation: Maria Tumarkin
The State of the (Writing) Nation is an annual address from a prominent Australian writer. It's a chance to reflect on what's happening, and where we're heading, in Australian literature and publishing.
This year, Maria Tumarkin delivered the address. Tumarkin is the author of four books, including the multi-award-winning creative non-fiction work, Axiomatic, and is a recipient of the prestigious…
Tim Flannery: The Climate Cure
Tim Flannery’s influential 2005 book, The Weather Makers, laid out the challenges human society faces due to global warming, from mass extinctions to devastating weather changes and human conflict over essential resources. It also proposed solutions, some of which have since been enshrined as government policy around the world.
In this event, the scientist, conservationist and Chief Councillor of the…
The Leap Year
8 Rachel Baxendale on the presser
Earlier this month, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews appeared for his 100th consecutive press conference. But politicians are not the only ones on this marathon. Rachel Baxendale is the state political reporter for the Australian, and is one of the journalists covering these highly public press conferences. She has also been subjected to online trolling, and has even become a meme – #WhatsTheIssueRachel?
In this episode, she describes what it’s really been like for journalists this year.
Fringe Debate: Should Culture Be Cancelled?
For decades, we’ve heard seers of all stripes declaring that ‘everything is political’. In 2020, though, you might be forgiven for reading that with a note of exhaustion. The hopeful overtures of the open internet have well and truly descended into countless – endless – jibes and arguments. Cancelled columnists (and cartoonists) heave their laptops open to lament their newfound…
New Voices in Food
It's been a huge year in food media and for this Broadly Speaking talk, we'll bring together three superb food writers to chew over the debates and developments of 2020.
In the US, there were mass resignations at Conde Nast's hugely popular Bon Appetit YouTube channel, following allegations of racism and inequity. In Australia, the revamped Masterchef was hailed as…
Future in Retrograde: Storytelling and Inclusion on Screen
The six-part ABC TV series Retrograde – about a group of thirty-something Australians who regularly meet, drink and commiserate online during the Covid pandemic – has been one of the big Australian TV hits of 2020.
Retrograde was shot remotely in June via a series of Zoom calls between the producers, crew, and actors and has been celebrated as an…
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