Rosemary O'Neill counters an assertion by Jane Fraser (Weekend Australian, 27-28 May 2006) in relation to retirement. O'Neill says that 'retirees today have more opportunities for creativity and growth than ever.' She supports her argument by citing her own creative writing group comprising people in their 80s and 90s.
Tranter corrects a statement made by Frank Moorhouse in 'A Nation of Scribblers' that the literary magazine Jacket received funding from the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Tranter says that Jacket has never received such funding.