Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Great Expectations - Making a City of Literature
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'Melbourne claims to be the centre of the Australian arts. Certainly the industry is crucial to the city's economy and is a huge draw for visitors. According to Arts Victoria figures, there were more than 1 million international visitors to Victoria in 2011, many of them passing through the state's capital. Of these 1 million visitors, 60 per cent cited cultural motivations for their visit. The domestic market is equally enthusiastic about the city's reputation for the arts. National surveys indicate that Australians view Melbourne as the country's 'cultural capital city', a title earned thanks to the city's many annual large-scale cultural events and arts festivals, its many established and innovative galleries, theatres and concert venues, and the ever-increasing number of bars, cafes and boutique spaces.' (Publication abstract)

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    y Meanjin vol. 73 no. 1 2014 7126783 2014 periodical issue

    'In recent months, the ‘W’ word seems to have become increasingly prominent in this country’s public discourse. Concerned educators have used it in reaction to the news of a planned national curriculum review, the Prime Minister used it when explaining his reasons for restricting the flow of information about incoming asylum seekers, and journalists have even used it to describe the current government’s attitude to renewable energies. The word is, of course, war. ' (Introduction)

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