Advance Australia...Where?

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Hachette Australia, Jul 1, 2010 - Social Science - 368 pages
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Many years ago, Hugh Mackay wrote the bestseller Reinventing Australia that analysed, with forensic skill, what was happening to our society. Now, in Advance Australia...Where? he takes another long, hard look at us.

While we enjoy unprecedented levels of prosperity and the promise of more to come, we are still battling an epidemic of depression, taking on record levels of debt, and yearning for a deeper sense of meaning in our lives. While many Australians complain about feeling powerless and isolated, Mackay sees some encouraging signs that we are learning how to absorb the impact of the revolutionary changes that have reshaped us.

This is a book for anyone who cares about Australia, from the pen of our most highly respected social researcher.

'Hugh Mackay is one of this country’s most perceptive social commentators' - Sydney Morning Herald

'illuminator of other people’s views... a reporter of voices. something of a national treasure' - Canberra Times

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A look at Australia and the directionour society is heading in the next few years. Quotes from many sources including the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics). Hugh Mackay believs that Australians ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and novelist. He has a master’s degree in moral philosophy and was one of the founders of the St James Ethics Centre. His publication THE MACKAY REPORT was the benchmark of social research in Australia for more than thirty years. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of NSW, and Macquarie and Charles Sturt universities. His most recent titles published by Hachette are WAYS OF ESCAPE, RIGHT & WRONG and WINTER CLOSE.

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