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Judith Brett: The Coal Curse

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 – 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In this, our first preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival, we explore the consequences of Australia’s coal addiction with Emeritus Professor Judith Brett, author of the Quarterly Essay, The Coal Curse.

This year’s festival theme is Life, Changing and Judith will appear in conversation with journalist Eve Fisher. Join us as we trace the unusual history of Australia’s economy while asking why we are doubling down on fossil fuels at a time when politicians are engaging in evidence-based, bipartisan policy-making in response to COVID-19.

Register for this free virtual event HERE 

Presented in partnership with Geelong Regional Libraries