What Happens Next?

Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19

Emma Dawson, Janet McCalman
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What Happens Next?

Published

29 September 2020

ISBN

9780522877212

Pages

320

Weight

338g

Size

207mm x 138mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

What Happens Next?

Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19

Emma Dawson, Janet McCalman
In the wake of a global pandemic, Australia's most respected experts chart the way forward.
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the global economy, a reset to serve the wellbeing of people and the planet was plainly needed. As Australia rebuilds, after the immediate health crisis has passed, it must be with the explicit purpose of constructing an economically and ecologically sustainable world After the Great Depression and the Second World War, economic thinking was transformed across the Anglosphere, with a determination to create a more equitable society and support every child, regardless of background, to achieve their full potential. Australia's leaders reshaped our economy through a determined and coordinated program of post-war reconstruction. Their reforms set us up for decades of prosperity and the creation of perhaps the most prosperous and stable society on earth. With contributions from some of Australia's most respected academics and leading thinkers, What Happens Next? sets out a progressive, reforming agenda to tackle the twin crises of climate…
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the global economy, a reset to serve the wellbeing of people and the planet was plainly needed. As Australia rebuilds, after the immediate health crisis has passed, it must be with the explicit purpose of constructing an economically and ecologically sustainable world. After the Great Depression and the Second World War, economic thinking was transformed across the Anglosphere, with a determination to create a more equitable society and support every child, regardless of background, to achieve their full potential. Australia's leaders reshaped our economy through a determined and coordinated program of post-war reconstruction. Their reforms set us up for decades of prosperity and the creation of perhaps the most prosperous and stable society on earth. With contributions from some of Australia's most respected academics and leading thinkers, What Happens Next? sets out a progressive, reforming agenda to tackle the twin crises of climate change and inequality. It provides a framework through which our collective effort can be devoted to improving the lives of all Australians, and the sustainability of the world in which we live.

Contributors include: Emma Dawson; Professor Janet McCalman AC; The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP; Thomas Mayor; Dr Liz Allen; Professor Clinton Fernandes; Dr Shireen Morris; Osmond Chiu; Michele O'Neil; Professor Fiona Stanley; Professor Mike Daube AO; and Dr Jim Chalmers.

What Happens Next? Book Launch with Anthony Albanese

What Happens Next? panel discussion presented by The Hawke Centre and University of South Australia

'Bristling with ideas for the post-Covid repair and regeneration of Australia’s torn social, economic, and physical fabric.”
Morag Fraser, Australian Book Review

There is so much in this book to encourage sensible national debate. Take it slowly and carefully, though, or you will miss some remarkable ideas.”
Michael McKernan, Canberra Times

Janet McCalman

Janet McCalman

Janet McCalman is known for her award-winning books, Struggletown, Journeyings and Sex and Suffering, all published by MUP. She co-edited with Emma Dawson What Happens Next: Reconstructing Australia after Covid-19’ in 2020. For over twenty years she taught and researched interdisciplinary history at the University of Melbourne. In 2018 she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

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Emma Dawson

Emma Dawson

Emma Dawson is the executive director of Per Capita. Formerly, she was a senior advisor on sustainability and inclusion at Telstra, executive director of the Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society, University of Melbourne, and a senior policy advisor in the Rudd and Gillard governments. Dawson has published articles on public policy and social affairs in academic journals and the mainstream press, and is a regular panellist on The Drum on ABC TV. She is…

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