Published in Overland Issue 221 Summer 2015 Uncategorized Issue 221 Editorial team REGULARS Editorial Alison Croggon Mel Campbell Stephen Wright Giovanni Tiso Contributors FEATURES Ben Eltham The excellence criterion The future of arts funding Laurie Penny Facebook absolution On corporate policing of identity Eliora Avraham Transgender justice A manifesto Sam Wallman Ain’t no border high enough Crossing Fortress Europe Jessie Webb Reading machines The need to speed-read Sophie Cunningham Gold rush Housing politics in the Mission District Lauren Carroll Harris Are Australian universities creating good artists? Capitalism and the canvas Simon Gennard Simply air vibrating The myths of Master Marconi FICTION 2015 VU Short Story Prize report Barry Lee Thompson First place: Their cruel routines Jennifer Down Runner-up: Alpine Road Genevieve Poetka Runner-up: Faking 2015 Story Wine Prize report Melissa Manning Woodsmoke POETRY joanne Burns breakfast at the end of a financial year john Kinsella Madingley Vanessa Kirkpatrick Night air Cameron Lowe Glow Fuse Kevin gillam ’73 Derek Motion pages Philip Neilsen Noosa Beach Joel Scott Trauerring Jason Walker Tamarisk Deb Westbury Magnetic Poetry Kit – mostly found 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.