Finding Australian Stories extract   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'The proposed changes to copyright have the potential to send Australian writing, in one lifetime, through an entire cycle from bust to boom and back to bust again. Sixty years ago, what Australians got to read was by and large dictated by people on the other side of the world. We were a literary colony. If the Productivity Commission has its way, we’ll be back to that same second-hand status.' (Introduction)

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  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 13-14 August 2016 9823942 2016 newspaper issue 2016 pg. 26
  • Appears in:
    y #SaveOzStories Saveourstories Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2016 9824072 2016 anthology essay

    ''Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.' —Tom Keneally

    '#SaveOzStories is a gift to book lovers from Australia's finest writers and the industry that supports them. David Malouf, Tim Winton, Jackie French and many more of our best writers have come together to issue a clarion call to all Australian citizens to defend writers and writing. If politicians have their way we will be the only nation to give away our right to tell our own stories. If you think a world without the next Richard Flanagan, Di Morrissey or Andy Griffiths will be a poorer one, then read this collection of impassioned arguments from our most esteemed wordsmiths.

    'Contributors include Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton, Jackie French, Matthew Reilly, Geraldine Brooks, Michael Robotham, Andy Griffiths, Christos Tsiolkas, Charlotte Wood, Toni Jordan, Frank Moorhouse and others.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2016
  • Appears in:
    y The Sunday Age 14 August 2016 9824154 2016 newspaper issue 2016 pg. 24 Section: Insight
  • Appears in:
    y Brisbane Times 12 August 2016 9829548 2016 newspaper issue 2016
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