Are Australian women still damned whores or God’s police?
This updated version of Anne’s classic book, argues that these stereotypes persist. This new edition contains the prefaces from each printing over 40 years, including the controversial ‘Letter to the next generation’ from 1994, and an updated timeline.
Dr Tim Flannery
February 2016 was the hottest February on record. See one of the world’s leading writers on climate change, Dr Tim Flannery, in conversation with Anne. Does he think it’s too late or does he still have hope for our planet?
Anne Summers Reports: highlights from our archives
Tim Flannery’s first love was fossils. Then he became entranced by mammals but it was not until a government asked him to report on threats to the environment that the man who had discovered more new species than Darwin realized the threat to our very existence posed by climate change. He decided he had to do something about it. Anne Summers reports.
The Australian book industry has had a turbulent few years as supermarkets moved in, readers turned to ebooks and the traditional publishing model faltered but, as Foong Ling Kong
reports, publishers and bookstores are now facing the realities of their changed world.
It’s a pill proven to prevent HIV, so why is there so much resistance to taking it and, asks David Hay, why are those who do derided as “sluts” and “whores”?
Gallery: Rod McCrae
CRYING OUT LOUD, 2010
Z IS FOR ZEBRA, 2010
Opinion: articles and speeches by Anne Summers
The government’s attacks on the vulnerable and needy are cruel20 February, 2017by Anne Summers Photo by Alex Ellinghausen Is the government of Malcolm Turnbull just totally inept or is it actually cruel? You have to wonder given its fiscal attacks on some of the most vulnerable and needy members of our society. It’s not just that the government proposed cutting the dole to fund the National…
The pink wollen hat you’ll be seeing a lot more of7 February, 2017by Anne Summers Photograph by Crystal Howard It has the potential to become as potent an international symbol of protest and resistance as the iconic 1960 Alberto Korda photograph of Che Guevara that has for decades adorned millions of T-shirts, or the early emblem of the women’s liberation movement: the clenched fist inside the symbol…
Let’s make politicians great again23 January, 2017By Anne Summers As we all wait in fear and trepidation to see what the new US President Donald Trump will do, to his country and to the world, including our region, it is utterly dispiriting to realise how ill-equipped our own political leaders are. They are not providing us with guidance or reassurance and…
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Andrew Mcmillen met Anne in South Brisbane for a conversation which touches on how she became a contributing writer to Australian newspapers and radio while still a child; the difficult and lengthy process of writing Damned Whores and God’s Police; how she made the transition from journalism to working for a prime minister – twice! – in 1983 and 1992.
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