Published in Overland Issue 215 Winter 2014 Uncategorized Issue 215 Editorial team Contents Regulars Jeff Sparrow – Editorial Alison Croggon Mel Campbell Giovanni Tiso Stephen Wright Contributors FEATURES James Muldoon Mourning democracy A post-democratic era? Anwyn Crawford The biennale boycott Why it was right to protest Juliana Qian & Elizabeth O’Shea Should the Left check its privilege? A debate Alexandra Heller-Nicholas Horrors of history The politics of Wolf Creek 2 Maddee Clark Against authenticity CAL–Connections: Queer Indigenous identities Jacinda Woodhead Hard for the money Writers and payment Madeleine Hamilton A process of survival Life in a girls’ detention centre Sean Scalmer On the age of entitlement The vocabulary of austerity Nakata Brophy Prize For young Indigenous Writers Judges’ report FICTION Jennifer Mills – Fancy cuts: an introduction Josephine Rowe A small cleared space Tara Cartland Nativity Fikret Pajalic Boonie Clare Rhoden Man/machine/dog POETRY Paul Giles Sydney Luke Best Desire Eddie Paterson We will not pay John Hawke The point Stu Hatton departures/arrivals Ann de Hugard After the riot Michelle Cahill Castrato Jenni Nixon Borderlines Jessica Hart Land mountain Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 2 December 20222 December 2022 The university In search of lost bargains: An interview with Scott Fitzgerald, Ryan Mead-Hunter and Francis Russell of the Bargain Hunters podcast Scott Robinson and Danni McGrath We discovered Bargain Hunters: The Curtin NTEU EBA Podcast as our own university, Monash, and the local branch of the NTEU) enter their own bargaining round. After years of workers bearing the burden of rapid COVID changes, cost of living pressures, overwork and decades of growing job insecurity, this bargaining round feels different: an opportunity for workers to articulate a vision of the university against the neoliberalised, corporate managerialism that dominates the sector and most workplaces in the country. First published in Overland Issue 228 1 December 20221 December 2022 Reviews Calling the racist a racist: Janaka Malwatta’s blackbirds don’t mate with starlings John Kinsella Malwatta is a skilled and motivated user of tone and tonality in expression, and he shifts between perpetrator and victim with a disturbing but powerful ease: we hear the racists in the hospital, we hear them at the barbecue, and we hear the racism coming from the mouths of white leaders and dissemblers.