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Camilla Nelson

Camilla Nelson in conversation

Join us for an evening with journalist and media academic at UNSW, Kerrie Davies and author Camilla Nelson in conversation.

Camilla Nelson’s newly released book, Broken explores the complexities and failures of Australia’s family courts through the stories of children and parents whose lives have been shattered by them. Camilla Nelson and Catharine Lumby take the reader into the back rooms of the system to show what it feels like to be caught up in spirals of abusive litigation. They reveal how the courts have been politicised by Pauline Hanson and men’s rights groups, and how those who they are meant to protect most – children – are silenced or treated as property. Exploring the legal culture, gender politics and financial incentives that drive the system, Broken reveals how the family courts – despite the high ideals on which they were founded – have turned into the worst possible place for vulnerable families and children.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

Date:   Tuesday 21 September

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Bronwyn Adcock

Bronwyn Adcock in Conversation

Michael Rowland will be chatting with journalist Bronwyn Adcock about her book, Currowan.

Currowan traces the Currowan fire which engulfed the south coast of NSW in 2019/20. Adcock lived through it, and recalls the effect on her own life and local community – and the stories of many of those around her. In a prodigious effort, she has talked to over 50 families who lost homes, property and even family in the fire, revealing its awful consequences. As we emerge from COVID, let’s not forget those who were so dramatically affected only a summer ago. They deserve our compassion and our attention.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

Date:   Wednesday 22 September

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Allan Gyngell

Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World - an update

In this discussion, Allan Gyngell, Caitlin Byrne, and Bryce Wakefield will talk about the latest, updated edition of Allan's acclaimed history of Australian foreign policy, Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942

Date:   Thursday 23 September

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Linda Jaivin

The Shortest History of China Virtual Launch

A virtual launch of Linda Jaivin’s book The Shortest History of China

Panel:

  • Linda Jaivin, author and co-editor of the China Story Yearbook
  • Dr Ruth Gamble, Lecturer, History, La Trobe University
  • Professor Baogang He, Alfred Deakin Professor and Personal Chair in International Relations, Deakin University

Chair:

  • Dr Bec Strating, Executive Director, La Trobe Asia

Date:   Tuesday 28 September

Time:   5:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Paul Cleary

Paul Cleary in Conversation

In conversation with Paul Daley.

A David-and-Goliath story set in the ancient landscape of the Pilbara.

Date:   Wednesday 29 September

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Camilla Nelson

Camilla Nelson in conversation

Camilla Nelson in conversation with Jess Hill about Broken: a devastating account of how Australia’s family courts fail children, families and victims of domestic abuse.

Date:   Thursday 30 September

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event