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A column canvassing current literary news including an update on changing directorships of Australia's literary festivals and the news of Melina Marchetta's win in the 2009 Michael J. Printz Award for On the Jellicoe Road.
In this poem, Leunig alludes to a negative response made by the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, to Australian of Year Michael Dodson's request for a national 'conversation' about the timing of Australia Day.