Cancelled: Smashed Avocado and the Great Australian Dream at NLA (ACT)
Many Australians dream about owning their own slice of paradise - a home on a block large enough for a game of backyard cricket and a BBQ. We all want the security of our own home. However, for those who have not realised this dream yet, it’s looking more and more just like that. A dream.
Join author Nicole Haddow, Chief Economist for the Australia Institute and author of Smashed Avocado, author Richard Denniss, and journalist and author of Curing Affluenza Richard Glover, as they discuss what owning a home represents for Australians of all ages and whether it is still a feasible dream in this panel discussion.
Because of the current economic environment, home ownership rates are rapidly falling for all Australians under the age of 65. Should we ditch the Australian dream and eat all the smashed avocado we want? Or is home ownership still worth striving for?
Date: Saturday 21 March
Venue: National Library of Australia, Parkes Pl W, Canberra ACT 2600