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 4 December 20234 December 2023 · Climate politics Where is the Australian climate movement’s solidarity with Palestine? Alex Kelly Let this be a line in the sand. Let us learn our history. Let us listen to liberation movements around the world. Conflicts for land and water will shape the decades to come. Showing up for each other and building power to demand justice is our only hope for a humane future. 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.