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OUTSPOKEN PRESENTS – MARIAN WILKINSON
April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
in conversation with Steven Lang
MALENY COMMUNITY CENTRE, MAPLE STREET, MALENY
6.00 for 6.30pm (sharp)
TICKETS, $22, STUDENTS $15
Marian Wilkinson is regarded as one of the most distinguished journalists in Australia. She has won two Walkley Awards and was the first executive producer of Four Corners. She was a senior journalist for many years with The Sydney Morning Herald, was the Washington correspondent for The National Times and The Age and a senior reporter for The Australian. She is the author of three books of investigative journalism, including Dark Victory, co-authored with David Marr.
She will be in conversation with Steven Lang about her recent book The Carbon Club, subtitled, How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians and Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia’s Climate Policy.
Based on interviews with players from all sides, The Carbon Club is the story of how influential climate science sceptics fought to control Australia’s response to the climate crisis. Central to their strategy was an international campaign to undermine climate science and the urgency of the climate crisis. The more the climate science was questioned, the more politicians lost the imperative to act. The sustained success of the carbon club over two decades explains why Australian governments failed to deal with the challenge of climate change. But at what cost to us and the next generation?
Marian Wilkinson has tracked the rise and rise of Australia’s carbon club in brilliant and devastating detail, with extraordinary access to key players on all sides. The result is a book that is both essential and disturbing reading.
‘This is a story we need to know because we are still trapped in it’, Marian Wilkinson
We’re delighted to introduce debut novelist Katie McMahon, talking about her novel, out in March, The Mistake.
While Bec and Kate are sisters, they couldn’t be less alike. Bec is living the domestic dream with her surgeon husband Stuart and three perfect children. So why does she find herself so attracted to free-spirited Ryan?
Kate’s life is hardly a dream. But when she meets Adam – tall, kind, funny – things start looking up. Until she finds out he’s been keeping secrets from her.
‘I absolutely loved this novel: fresh, funny and heartfelt. I didn’t want it to end!’ Liane Moriarty
‘Addictive storytelling from an exciting new talent.’ Fiona McIntosh
PLEASE NOTE, COVID RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE READ
We are delighted to be able to once again hold events in Maleny Community Centre. There are, however, restrictions that must be observed: Tickets are really only available online (clicking the button above will take you to TryBooking’s website for the event, please follow the prompts)*.
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Should the event have to be cancelled due to border restrictions or the like, tickets will be refunded without question, less a booking fee of 50c per ticket.
*We have arranged for a very small number of tickets to be sold for cash (only) at Rosetta Books, for those who really can’t buy from an online service. These tickets are also numbered.