Taking another long hard look
"Australia has been going through a period of radical change - record low birthrates, stubbornly high divorce rate, falling marriage rates, shrinking households, less secure workplaces… Advance Australia… Where? is my attempt to make sense of it all. None of this has to be bad news for us - it's all just a question of how we deal with it."
Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, Australia's top social researcher and author of 11 books - four of them bestsellers, with a new book in the pipeline. He is a prolific newspaper columnist and frequent broadcaster on ABC Radio. Highly revered in academic spheres, he is currently adjunct professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.
Hugh has been in the public opinion research business for over 50 years. Publishing his findings in a quarterly The Ipsos Mackay Report, he relies heavily on non-statistical research techniques: small-group discussions and informal, personal interviews.
"My approach is completely different from so-called 'focus groups'. I'm always working out why people do what they do."
An eloquent and entertaining speaker, Hugh Mackay is passionate about our Australian society.
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA WHERE? Hugh Mackay
Friday 11 10.00am $35 The J
Duration: approximately 1.5 hours.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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