What a lucky country we are – sunburnt, egalitarian, no worries. But look beyond the marketing slogan and you may start to wonder: where the bloody hell are you?
In a battle of wit, some of the finest arguers in the country will put the great Canberran credo ‘How good is Australia?’ to an old-fashioned debate.
Under the unsparing eye of MC Jennifer Byrne, the nation’s virtues and shortcomings will be laid bare and minds will be changed as decisively as a word in the national anthem. Featuring Elaine Crombie, Don Watson and Benjamin Law in the affirmative corner, and David Marr, Annabel Crabb and Nakkiah Lui in the negative.
This event is Auslan interpreted.
The Sydney Writers’ Festival will be delivered under approved COVID-19 Safety Plans and will follow strict guidelines set by the NSW Department of Health. All of our venues, including Carriageworks, are registered as COVID Safe. Patrons will be asked to check in upon arrival at the venue.