‘The Golden Age’ by Joan London

Vintage Australia; $32.99

About the author Brenda Walker

Brenda Walker is an Australian writer and a Winthrop Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her memoir, Reading by Moonlight, was published in 2010.

 

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Police NSW festival

The prevention state: Part three

As authorities try to prevent crimes that haven’t happened, legislation is increasingly targeting people for whom it was not intended.

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A national disaster

On the PM’s catastrophically inept response to Australia’s unprecedented bushfires

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A Pentecostal PM and climate change

Does a belief in the End Times inform Scott Morrison’s response to the bushfire crisis?

London Bridge attack

The prevention state: Part one

Governments and police are trying to pre-empt danger with legislation. But when the risk is terrorism, there are limits to what is possible.


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