Edition 67

Matters of Trust

  • Published 4th February, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781925773804
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

In 2018 the Edelman Trust Barometer put Australians’ trust in government at an all-time low. As the institutions that structure our lives – legal, educational, social, political – come under increased strain, Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust examines if this marks an end-point for a social structure that is no longer tenable – or if it signals the beginning of a new era in which new forms of social organisation will arise from a gathering sense of crisis.

Edited by Ashley Hay, Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust examines the future new potentials that might arise as the world is remade around us, and features new work from Anne Tiernan, Damon Young, Jenny Hocking, David Ritter, Cameron Muir and Alex Miller, plus Sana Nakata in conversation with Sarah Maddison.

Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust is published with the support of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government at Griffith University.


Listen to Editor Ashley Hay read her introduction ‘Foresight, hindsight and the present day’.

Listen to journalist Nance Haxton‘s report ‘Press freedom’, and read the full transcript here

In this Edition

Weaponising privilege

Even then, ‘the strip’ was a parody of itself. But the Cross was still an idea, a state of mind. It was a place of organised crime, corrupt police, exploitation, inequality and violence – but it was also a place to find likeminded people, to escape judgment. Which is what makes the story of reform here so extraordinary – vulnerable people who gathered together to seek acceptance ended up working together for survival, liberation and change. Harm minimisation was shaped by a crisis that ultimately engendered credibility and resolve. From those beginnings, it continues to grow.

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