Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and novelist who has made a lifelong study of the attitudes and behaviour of Australians.

He is the author of eleven books, including five bestsellers in the field of social analysis, and four novels. The second edition of his latest book, Advance Australia…Where? was published in September 2008, and his fifth novel will be out in May 2009.

He is a fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and received the University of Sydney’s 2004 Alumni Award for community service. In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, Hugh has been awarded honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie and NSW universities.


Watching the sparrow

EssayWhy should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows fall? Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home? When Jesus is my portion, my constant friend is he His eye is on the sparrow, and...

Real communities

EssayTHE FORMER PRIME minister once dreamed of Australia as a nation of shareholders, enriched by their participation in the adventure of capitalism. Properly conceived, that is certainly one form of social engagement. If it looks a little less appealing...

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