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Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2021


09 December 2021, 5:30pm7:00pm
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Join us for the online launch of the annual Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister, produced by Grattan Institute with State Library Victoria.

Join Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood, along with renowned writer Benjamin Law, as they reveal our top six thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2021. It’s been an extraordinary year, and these are extraordinary reads – not only for the Prime Minister, but for all Australians interested in public policy.

Grattan Institute's Summer Recommended Reading List for the Prime Minister

As Australia emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Grattan Institute has chosen six books for the Prime Minister to read over the summer break.

This year’s list covers a wide range of important issues, including the disparity between private and public education systems, land use and the environment, grief and the female voice, poverty, the sovereignty of the First Nations of Australia and technology’s impact on our lives, our politics, and our values.

Register your interest on the Grattan Institute website. 

About Danielle Wood

Danielle Wood is CEO of the Grattan Institute and head of the Budgets and Government program. Danielle has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, generational inequality and reforming political institutions. Danielle previously worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, NERA Economic Consulting, and the Productivity Commission. She is the National President of the Economic Society of Australia and co-founder and former Chair of the Women in Economic Network

About Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a writer and broadcaster. He’s the author of The family law, Gaysia: adventures in the queer east, the Quarterly essay moral panic 101, and the editor of Growing up queer in Australia. Based on his memoir, Benjamin created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The family law and wrote the sold-out mainstage play Torch the place for Melbourne Theatre Company. He has a PhD in creative writing and cultural studies from the Queensland University of Technology. He co-hosts ABC Radio National’s weekly national pop culture show Stop everything and interviews public figures for Good weekend.