May 26, 2014

Saville’s Shout: Australia’s soul … Tsiolkas uncut … literary siblings …

Authors at the Sydney Writers' Festival make a compelling argument that Australia has lost its moral compass. Plus other fantastic events at the Sydney Writers' Festival.

Margot Saville — <em>Crikey</em> Sydney reporter

Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter

Australia’s lost soul. While Generation Z runs amok in the streets, shouting slogans and jostling Julie Bishop, the rest of us channel our protesting energy into something much less exhausting: going to events at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Yesterday afternoon I joined several hundred concerned, politically aware citizens in sensible shoes to hear Michael Leunig, Richard Flanagan and Thomas Keneally debate the question “Is Australia still the land of the fair go, has Australia lost its soul?”.

In the wake of a budget that appears to have benefited only fledgling ballerinas and Paddington design students, the answer appeared to be obvious. But we had a very interesting time getting there.

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2 thoughts on “Saville’s Shout: Australia’s soul … Tsiolkas uncut … literary siblings …

  1. klewso

    Too often, in politics, the right thing to do is the hardest?

  2. Jaybuoy

    jostling Julie but over fees not Reza Barati was an indicator of a generational fckujak I’m alright transfer away from the ethos of a fair go… who the fck are we becoming ?

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