Tag Archives: Queensland Literary Awards

'Do you have trouble with reading, writing, and numbers?'

There have been many campaigns, over the years, to improve literacy in Australia (and in other developed nations, too). It is well known that even with universal, compulsory education, a percentage of young people finish their schooling and really struggle with reading and writing. Finding ways to address this is a common and worthy cause […]

Queensland Literary Awards

As many of you know, new Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has scrapped the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. In response, the private and charitable sector (as one would expect) has swung into action. Now, there are all sorts of arguments both for and against state-sponsored literary awards, some of which I canvassed in my post on […]