Published in Overland Issue 215 Winter 2014 Uncategorized We will not pay Eddie Paterson you may choose any one of the following combinations death, disability and unemployment, disability and unemployment, death and disability, disability only, or death only. we will not pay for your unemployment, total disablement or death is caused by any injury, illness, sickness or disease. Your misconduct; Your alcoholism or alcohol abuse, drug addiction or drug abuse or your consumption or use of intoxicating liquor, narcotics or drugs (except drugs administered by or taken in accordance with the advice of a registered medical practitioner); Your deliberately self- inflicted injury or illness (including suicide or attempted suicide), whilst sane or insane. we will not pay for your directly or indirectly taking part in a criminal or illegal act; your taking part in a riot, civil commotion, strike or lockout; your period of nuclear radiation; or your connection with terrorism. your war or warlike activities Glossary ‘war or warlike activities’ means war (including war service), hostilities or warlike operations (whether war be declared or not), military activity (other than normal peacetime activity), rebellion, civil war, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power, invasion, act of foreign enemy or popular or military rising. ‘registered medical practitioner’ means a person who is legally entitled to practice medicine by virtue. ‘self-employed’ means you are employed by yourself over which you or an immediate family member of yours can exercise control. ‘terrorism’ means (a) biological, chemical, radioactive, or nuclear pollution or contamination or explosion; or (b) controlling, preventing, suppressing, retaliating against, or responding to any act referred to in (a) above. ‘nuclear radiation’ means ionising radiation or contamination by radioactivity from any nuclear fuel or nuclear waste, from the combustion of nuclear fuel (including any self-sustained process of nuclear fission), or from any nuclear weapons material. ‘totally disabled’, ‘total disability’ and ‘total disablement’ means you have suffered. ‘premium’ means the amount paid. Eddie Paterson Eddie Paterson teaches scriptwriting at the University of Melbourne. He is a managing co-editor of Five Islands Press. Some of his poems can be found in the chapbook gameshow.gameshow. More by Eddie Paterson 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.