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Tim Winton on saving Australia’s other great reef, plus Richard Cooke on the US midterms


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Summer stories

By Nick Feik
Tim Winton on saving Australia’s other great reef, plus Richard Cooke on the US midterms

Tim Winton tells of the fight to preserve a pristine wilderness: Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. We check in with our US correspondent, Richard Cooke, for his observations in the wake of the dramatic midterm elections. Writer Lola Button describes her experience working as a stripper in a Melbourne club. And acclaimed author and poet Nam Le reads the work of the legendary Les Murray.



Tim Winton on saving Australia’s other great reef

Tim Winton was a key figure in the campaign to secure World Heritage listing in 2011 for the uniquely precious Ningaloo. Now he’s part of another urgent fight. Sharon Davis reports.

Read the Shire of Exmouth’s statement regarding the proposed Subsea 7 development.




‘The Cows on Killing Day’

The acclaimed author of The Boat recites a favourite work by Australia’s greatest living poet.




America losing the plot

Writer and columnist Richard Cooke has spent the past six months travelling around America, observing the most consequential midterm elections in recent decades. He looks back on what was, essentially, a referendum on Trumpism.




Skin in the game

When Lola Button took up her new job as a stripper in a Melbourne club, she was prepared to fight the assumption that the male spectators would have all the power. What she didn’t expect was the overwhelming compassion, and, at times, pity, she felt for her clients.




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Produced by Sharon Davis


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