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"...imagining what the world would look and feel like if the warming of the earth went unchecked and the battle to reverse the trend of warming was effectively lost in 200 to 250 years’ time."
"Simply: white Australia tries to push itself or lengthen its distance of ignorance..."
"The attitudes towards women aspiring to be orthopaedic surgeons is shameful. Many men in the fraternity have to travel some distance to arrive into the 21st century."
"Through engaging stories that are told from diverse perspectives, young readers are enabled to empathise with the experience of others."
"It is not an accident that class goes unmentioned, but the result of a deliberate and largely successful process designed to remove it from the conversation."
"When I write, I write to heal, to bring awareness to our nation’s history, to find unity."
"Love, I realised, is a state of being that emerges from a practise. You develop love through intimacy, truth-telling and truth-listening, custodianship, and the simple act of being together: hiking, fishing, birdwatching, camping, breathing, smelling, touching, eating Country."
"Setting the novel in the sixties allowed the examination of attitudes to these subjects to be revealed and a reader looking back can appreciate how far we have come, but also understand and, perhaps, see issues we still shroud in bias and misunderstanding."
"When I enter a space, the hijab puts my physical attractiveness on the back-burner and foregrounds my personality and intellect."
"He made it his business to know the people who lived around us. It seems we don’t do that anymore. We leave our front door, hop in the car, and drive away from the neighbourhood."
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