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Fair Share: Country & City in Australia

Posted in Opinion, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on June 15th, 2011

Image: MargaretNapier via flickr CC

For many decades Australia was the country that rode on the sheep’s back. No more – now we are a country of mining and services. In the new Wheeler Centre Quarterly Essay, one of Australia’s most original and respected political thinkers, Judith Brett, looks at what this has meant for the country and the city in our politics and culture. What will be the fate of rural and regional Australia in an era of economic rationalisation, water cutbacks, climate change, droughts and flooding rain? Does urban Australia care for or understand the country anymore?

The Wheeler Centre, 6:15PM – 7:15PM, Thursday 16 June 2011

Free event; recommended to make a booking.