This promises to be a fascinating interview with Madelaine Dickie on her award-winning novel describing tensions in and around Australian surfing communities in Indonesia.
On the emptiness of art
Join Christopher Crouch, Abdul Rahman Abdullah and Kelli McKlusky and me at The Bureau of Ideas from 6pm on 21 November at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Perth. This event is titled 'Art and politics, mist on the mirror: negating, negotiating or navigating power?' RSVP the firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom of broadcast
Rather than freedom of speech, I will focus on freedom of broadcast as an essential element of clean democracy as one of the five speakers at the Bersih5 event in Perth. My talk will review recent discussion in Australia on racism, the power of establishment media and the challenge to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. What can the Bersih movement learn from contemporary Australian experience?