Edition 19: Re-imagining Australia
Australia is a product of political imagination. The boldness of the vision that turned a continent into a nation was remarkable. It was not without fault, but it was a big idea – pragmatic, progressive and bristling with possibility.
It is now time to re-imagine Australia again, to learn from the past and imagine a future for a new century.
Leading legal activist declares the system of government has passed its used-by date with antiquated rules of democracy that limit involvement. He proposes a way to repair this and build on the traditions of the past to solve the blame game that paralyses change in Australia. This is a compelling, once-in-a-generation opportunity.
Re-imagining Australia is not a political wish list. It paints the big picture of how the nation evolved and where it might go. It is optimistic and tough minded – personal, political and unpredictable.
Other writers include:
Peter Beattie, Tom Morton, Geoff Gallop, Virginia Duigan, Peter Cochrane, Phillip Edmonds, Bruce Elder, AJ Brown, Tim Chandler, Chris Wallace, Marcia Langton, Kim Mahood, Jenny Bowler, James Woodford, Barry Hill, Wayne McLennan, Ien Ang, Maria Tumarkin, Oren Siedler and Robert Drewe.
Photo essay by Rusty White.
Book Details: RRP: $19.95 / Publication date: February 2008 / ISBN: 9780733322815 / Extent: 272 pp / Format: Paperback (234 x 153mm)
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- First define, then see and act (Edition Introduction) Julianne Schultz
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- Trapped in the Aboriginal reality show Marcia Langton
- Passengers on Train Australia Ien Ang
- A vision beyond the blame game Peter Beattie
- The states we’re in AJ Brown
- Border tales Tim Chandler
- Stories from the dustbin Peter Cochrane
- A radical legacy Geoff Gallop
- Listening is harder than you think Kim Mahood
- Dreams of freedom Tom Morton
- Clean, orderly and laminex coloured Chris Wallace
- Thawing the frozen continent George Williams
- Reportage ( 3 )
- Memoir ( 5 )
- Fiction ( 2 )