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Alternative title: Matters of Trust
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... no. 67 February 2020 of Griffith Review est. 2003- Griffith Review
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'From our first experiences to our last, institutions structure our world – through education and medicine to politics, justice, civics and religion. But in recent years even the most entrenched of institutions are seemingly on the edge of implosion. Either through deliberate political attacks or as an effect of wider disruption, new social forces have issued a comprehensive challenge to the established order.

'Does this new uncertainty mark a profound loss of trust in how our society is organised and how it operates? Might this be an opportunity for thoroughgoing reform to regain lost legitimacy, or does it mark an end-point for a social structure that is no longer tenable in the twenty-first century? Can institutions adapt? Can trust be rebuilt? Or will new forms of social organisation eventuate from this gathering sense of crisis?' (Editorial)


  • Only literary material within AustLit's scope individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Active Citizens, Constructive Answers : Taking Control of the Processes of Democracy by Anne Tiernan

    Weaponising Privilege : Winning the War on the War on Drugs by Cameron Muir

    Remembering Who You Report To : Pathways to Good Policy Outcomes by Ken Smith

    Let the River Flow : Building a New Politics for the Murray-Darling by David Ritter

    Towards a Reconception of Power : Modernising our Magical Thinking by Chi Luu

    Order, Not Chaos : The Politics of Change by Siobhan Harvey

    Less Than 20/20 Vision : The Impossibility of Predicting Complexity by Glyn Davis

    Ministry of Truth a graphic narrative by Alex Mankiewicz

    Negotiating the Grey Zone : Special Interests, Money and the Democratic Deficit by Kate Griffith and Danielle Wood 

    Co-Operation, Mutualisation, Innovation by Lochlan Morrissey

    'Imagine Us as Part of You' by Francis Flannagan

    Truth, Lies and Diplomacy : Fostering Co-Operation in a Fractured World by Caitlin Byrne

    Hail Hydra : On Comics, Ethics and Politics by Damon Young

    Archival Secrets and Hidden Histories by Jenny Hocking

    Conversation by David Ishaya Osu

    A Great Experiment : Finding Sanctuary for Attention in the Digital World by David Threlfall 

    The Burning Question : Collateral Damage and the Catholic Church by Suzanne Smith


* Contents derived from the 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : Foresight, Hindsight and the Present Day : Forging Connection in Disenchanted Times, Ashley Hay , single work essay (p. 7-10)
Signing Up to the Social Contract : Adrian Piper and the Art of Inclusion, Natasha Cica , single work autobiography (p. 23-29)
The Compound, Alex Miller , single work short story (p. 87-100)
Bashar Al-Assadi"Using the old cryptographs", Geoff Page , single work poetry (p. 101)
Working through the Problems : Negotiating Friendship, Producing Results, Sana Nakata , Sarah Maddison , single work interview

'We work together as co-directors of the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration, a research unit at the University of Melbourne. In this context, our working relationship requires a high level of trust, but as an Indigenous person (Sana is a Torres Strait Islander) and a non-Indigenous person (Sarah is a white settler), we don't take the trust between up for granted. We a conscious that relations between Indigenous peoples and settlers do not generally have a bank of trust for either side to draw upon in difficult times, which means Indigenous-settler relations are always contingent, always at risk. To further understanding of these challenges, we have staged a number of public conversations that explore the question of trust in our professional relationship. Prompted by a single question - 'Do you trust me?' - these conversations have changed over time to explore different aspects of the positionality and conditionality of trust between Indigenous peoples and settlers through the lens of our own working relationship. Here, we have edited on conversation about building trust in each other over time.' (Introduction)

(p. 125-134)
Irisi"I was told experience mattered.", Omar Sakr , single work poetry (p. 146-147)
Surrounded, John Kinsella , single work short story (p. 169-176)
On Being Sane in Insane Places - Building Communities of Care, Katerina Bryant , single work autobiography (p. 186-193)
Expert Judgment on Markersi"Sending this message was important to us.", Rose Hunter , single work poetry (p. 194)
Best Laid Plans, Ellen Wengert , single work short story (p. 204-209)
The Things We'll Leave Behind, Sophie Overett , single work short story (p. 233-239)
Where the Voices Aren't : Moral Accountability at the End of the Earth, Sophie Hardcastle , single work autobiography (p. 251-256)

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