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Writers @ Stanton – Rebecca Huntley

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Throughout March, the Stanton Library will play host to a number of successful authors as they discuss their greatest works and more, before answering audience questions. The following authors are featured throughout the month:

• Kate Legge (12 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), author of ‘Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story’
• Julienne Van Loon (14 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), author of ‘The Thinking Woman’
• Meg Keneally (22 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), co-author of the fourth book in the Monsarrat series, ‘The ink stain’
• Rebecca Huntley (27 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm), in her quarterly essay on politics and progress, asks ‘what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?’


Quarterly essay: What does social-democratic Australia want, and why?

For some time, a majority of Australians have been saying they want change – on climate and energy, on housing and inequality, on corporate donations and their corrupting effect on democracy, to name just a few.

Recent attention has focused on the angry, reactionary minority. But is there a progressive centre? How does it see Australia’s future? And what is to be learned from the failures of previous governments? Was marriage reform just the beginning, or will the shock-jocks and their paymasters hold their ground?

In this vivid, grounded Quarterly Essay on politics and progress, Rebecca Huntley looks at the state of the nation and asks: what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?


The author talk is followed by question time and the opportunity for book signing.

There is seating for 100 people and standing room is available.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis.


March 27
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Stanton Library
(02) 9936 8400


Stanton Library, Conference Room
234 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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