2019 Summer Reading List – in partnership with the Policy Innovation Hub

In partnership with Griffith University’s Policy Innovation Hub, we are delighted to share with you our top 10 summer reads as we approach the festive season and summer holidays.

These reads will challenge your thinking and keep you informed over the summer, and have you ready and refreshed for 2020.

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 Banking Bad by Adele Ferguson On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein (Penguin) 
Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t by
Tom Phillips (Hachette)
Banking Bad by Adele FergusonOn 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)
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)
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)
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.