Today, the current Commonwealth Government, and State and Territory Governments, announced a commitment to a joint strategy and launched the National Plan to to end violence against women and children. One question that can only be answered in time is whether inclusive and representative data and the stories and testimonies contributed by victim/survivors and others with lived experience of being affected by domestic and family violence will be centred as legislators, policymakers, and peak bodies develop budgets, programs, and reforms.
Reflecting on what it means to be disadvantaged in the literary field I hope many writers, artists, and readers will watch or have watched award-winning memoirist, novelist, and editor Alice Pung’s address at the 2021 “State of the (Writing) Nation” on 16th November 2021.”The State of the (Writing) Nation is… Read More »Commodifying diversity
Josephine Taylor I loved this book. I was engrossed and became increasingly anxious to discover the conclusion. Eye of a Rook provides a window into the twin chronicles of two women facing achingly similar challenges across a span of time that should have brought more change but had not. This debut novel… Read More »Book Review: Eye of a Rook