DAVID WILLIAMSON supports Pearls and Irritations.

For years now, Kristin and I have been the grateful recipients of John and Susie Menadue’s daily online bulletin of informed and expert opinion, Pearls & Irritations. In a media dominated increasingly by one strident ideological viewpoint, that of neo-liberalism, it’s not just refreshing but vital for the functions of a real democracy that alternative visions of the future are articulated by some of Australia’s keenest minds.  Long may P & I continue to add its perceptive voice to our national debate.

David Williamson is Australia’s pre-eminent playwright.

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Callum has a honours degree in political science from the University of Sydney which examined the influence key players in Australia's financial services industry exert over government. He is a sub-editor for P&I.

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