Next week’s launch of the Blog’s book ‘Fairness, Opportunity and Security’

You are invited to the launch of Fairness, Opportunity and Security: Filling the Policy Vacuum, edited by John Menadue and Michael Keating, and published by ATF Press. The book is a collection of the special policy series of blogs that was published earlier this year.


Topics include Democratic Renewal, the Role of Government, Foreign Policy, the Economy, Retirement Incomes, Population/migration/refugees, Communications and the Arts, Security – internal and Human Rights, Security, Health, Development of Human Capital, Environment, Indigenous affairs, Welfare and Inequality.

Among the authors are Ken Henry, Ian Marsh, Stephen FitzGerald, Cavan Hogue, Richard Butler, Stuart Harris, John McCarthy, Andrew Podger, Julianne Schultz, Kim Williams, Susan Ryan, Michael Wesley, Jennifer Doggett, Glen Withers, Chris Bonnor and Ian McAuley.

The launcher is Fairfax columnist Ross Gittins, economics editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. His books include Gittins’ Gospel, Gittinomics and The Happy Economist.

The event takes place from 3:30 pm – for a 4:00 pm start – on Thursday 5 November, at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney. No bookings necessary.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer and order form. For a limited time, the book is available for $45 (paperback) and $65 (hardback).


John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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