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Steve Meacham reports on the conference 'Baz Luhrmann's Australia Reviewed: An Interdisciplinary Conference on History, Film and Popular Culture', sponsored by the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian National University and the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia, held at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 7-8 December 2009.
A column canvassing current literary news including reports on the appointment of Kathy Bail as the new Chief Executive of UNSW Press, Graham Freudenberg's win the Walkley Awards and interim results from Australian Book Review's favourite novel poll.