Evatt Journal Vol 17, No. 1, May 2018

Evatt Art Festival, Katoomba: 18-19 May

Join the gala art weekend in the Blue Mountains: Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People exhibition opening by David Stratten; Curator's talk by Melissa Boyde; Annual Evatt Dinner and Lecture with Ian Milliss: see our events section below for the details and bookings.

News & views

Change the rules

It's time to join the union, says Sally McManus. [read more]

Brahmin Left vs Merchant Right

Thomas Piketty searches for the response to rising inequality. [read more]

'Neoliberalism': what's in a word?

Daniel Rodgers sparks a debate over the linguistic omnivore of our times. [read more]

Is Trump right about 'free trade'?

Jim Stanford outlines the issues. [read more]

It’s time for a Human Rights Act

We must do more than protect religion, insists John Menadue. [read more]

Keating & his caucus

Jim Snow recalls the party room during Paul Keating's government. {read more]

Inequality round-up

News on inequality in Australia and elsewhere in 2018 (so far). [read more]


The sins of a nation, the ritual of apology, the work of repentance

Danielle Celermajer looks into the meaning of national apologies. [read more]

Tony Jones on Lionel Murphy, ASIO & Croatian fascism

Paul Lynch reviews the first novel by the host of the ABC's Q&A. [read more]

The compassionate city

We shape our cities, and our cities shape us, explains Jenny Donovan. [read more]

Where have we come from and where to next?

Tackling inequality is absolutely central to good economic policy, argues Wayne Swan. [read more]


Classes & politics

A view from the Evatt Foundation. [read more]

Events: Evatt Art Festival

Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People

This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view works by Mary Alice Evatt and works acquired and donated by the Evatts on loan from private and public collections, including by artists such as Fernand Léger and Henri Matisse and friends of the Evatts, including Margaret Olley, John Coburn, Moya Dyring and Tom Gleghorn. It's showing at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and will be opened by David Stratten on Friday 18 May 6.00 pm. The Curator's talk by Melissa Boyde is on Saturday 19 May 2.00 pm. [read more]

2018 Annual Evatt Dinner & Lecture featuring Ian Milliss

We are now taking bookings for our 2018 Annual Dinner and Lecture, hosted in association with the Katoomba Branch of the ALP. As part of our gala art weekend, this year we are delighted to have artist Ian Milliss speaking on 'the disappearance of art: the Evatts, the arts and the webs'. The MC is Susan Templeman MP. The date is Saturday 19 May. The annual dinner is a public event, open to all, and booking is essential. Tickets include dinner. Note that the 2017 lecture sold-out and we have moved the venue and lowered the ticket price, so please book promptly to avoid disappointment. [read more]

Other info

The Wealth of the Nation

Evatt's ground-breaking report on wealth inequality in Australia. [read more]

The Tolpuddle Martyrs

New stock! The perfect gift for anyone who supports the labour movement. [read more]

Moving in the Open Daylight

The inspiring story of an Australian at the UN. [read more]

Splitting Image

The landmark 1954-55 Labor Party split is re-examined in Arthur Gietzelt's posthumously published account. [read more]

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