Saturday, March 10, 2012

The New Brisbane Line

Me on ABC Radio National Saturday Extra, March 10, 2012

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GERALDINE DOOGUE: The figures show that our economy is in good shape but nearly all the growth is being generated and experienced in two states—WA and Queensland—while the rest of Australia stagnates; or, in the case of Tasmania and South Australia, actually go backwards.

So what is the current social mood about the distribution of wealth in Australia?

How do current perceptions of money and class and opportunity feed in to our sense of identity?

What do we value and want for ourselves and for our communities? How do we balance initiative, reward, and responsibility?"

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