AUSTRALIA REIMAGINED - Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society
Hear from Australia's most respected social researcher, Hugh Mackay, as he tours the country following the release of his nineteenth book, Australia Reimagined.
His book suggests why Australia's unprecedented run of economic growth has failed to deliver a more stable and harmonious society. He takes an unflinching look at us and offers some compelling proposals for a more compassionate and socially cohesive Australia.
In his own words, 'When it comes to our future, misplaced optimism is as dangerous as blind faith. What is needed is the courage to face the way things are, and the wisdom and imagination to work out how to make things better."
This event is co-hosted with the University of Newcastle's Centre for 21st Century Humanities