2019 Summer Reading List – in partnership with the Policy Innovation Hub
Want to read more as to why these books should be on your bedside this summer? Check out the Policy Innovation Hub article here.
|Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t by |
Tom Phillips (Hachette)
|Banking Bad by Adele Ferguson||On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein|
|Men at work: Australia’s parenthood trap by Annabel Crabb (Quarterly Essay)||Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez (Penguin)||‘White justice, black suffering: Extracting false confessions’ by Amy McQuire (Griffith Review)|
|Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement Towards Voice, Treaty and Truth by Thomas Mayor (Hardie Grant)||‘How good is Queensland? Voices from the state that has turned against Labor as a party of federal government’ by Lech Blaine (The Monthly)||How Powerful We Are by Sally Rugg (Hachette)|
|The Fine Cotton Fiasco by Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil (Penguin)|
Didn’t get through our 2018 list? Check out the blog article here.
Keen for more recommendations? See the below list for some essential watching and listening:
Essential watching and listening
‘Whose truth is it anyway?’, Aljazeera
Documentary series looking at how journalists across the world are coming to terms with a new media landscape that is in constant flux and rife with fake news and ‘expert’ opinions.
Total Control, ABC
Award-nominated six-part drama, starring Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths, about an Indigenous woman catapulted into the political arena as a senator, only to discover it was part of a cynical powerplay by a corporate-influenced government.
A Middle Ground, Griffith University
Podcast series that provides independent analysis by Australia’s best political scientists and policy researchers, and includes interviews with political figures such as Natasha Stott-Despoja, Deb Frecklington, and Anthony Albanese.