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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Denniss is chief economist at the Australia Institute. He writes for the Monthly, the Canberra Times and the Australian Financial Review. His books include Curing Affluenza, Econobabble and (as co-author) Affluenza.

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Australians once prided themselves on the unique place of mateship in our culture. It was, we were told, sticking by your mates that helped previous generations survive the horrors of Gallipoli and the Thai–Burma railway. This was the Anzac spirit.
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Laura Tingle is chief political correspondent for ABC TV’s 7.30. She won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism in 2004, and Walkley awards in 2005 and 2011. She is the author of Chasing the Future: Recession, Recovery and the New Politics in Australia and two acclaimed Quarterly Essays, Great Expectations and Political Amnesia.

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