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 1 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together. First published in Overland Issue 228 30 November 202330 November 2023 · Urbanism The Plains exposes the psychic terrain of Victoria’s highways Fred Pryce The Plains charts the psychic terrain of the freeway in miniature, peeling back the lid of the private vehicle to expose just one of the millions of dramas taking place in simultaneity, severed from one another yet still part of the same city-wide traffic ballet.