Long Paddock for Southerly 74.2: Australian Dreams 1

A country where ‘it’s ok to be a bigot’.
A country of refugees, refusing asylum.
A country violating human rights, ignoring the pleas of the United Nations.

A country ‘open for business’, with its trees, its coal, its uranium on the counter, its Reef and World Heritage areas on the line.

How are your dreams of Australia going?

Essays on the state of higher education, on ethnic minority, on the politics of fear; brilliant new work from major and emerging Australian writers; a troublesome feast of poetry, fiction, ideas and revelations, not all of them guaranteed to produce a good night’s sleep.



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Louise Crisp: Guthega
Adele Dumont: No Man is an Island


Kevin Hart: Father
Alexis Lateef: The Horses
Greg MacLaren:Windfall
Mudrooroo Nyoongah: A Long Embrace
Duncan Richardson: Tactical Cash
Judith Rodriguez: S.S.Tobruk: Senior Naval Officer
Olga Pavlinova Olenich: Disappointment


Terry Barca: Breathe in the Light and Say Goodbye
Max Lomas: A Parable of the Talents
Teja B. Pribac: Bob, Nando, Pat, Alice and Other Species


Christopher Cyrill, of Aashish Kaul: Dream of Horses and Other Stories
Geoff Page, of Mark Tredinnick: Bluewren Cantos, and Michael Crane: Postcards from the End of the World: A Michael Crane Sampler of Poetry and Prose.


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