What does class mean in contemporary Australia?

Monday, 7 September 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
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One of Australia’s national myths is that we are an egalitarian country where class is of marginal, if any, importance. Yet during election campaigns, policies that attempt to redistribute wealth are shot down as being part of a class war. And more significantly, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted that maybe we aren’t as equal a society as we would like to imagine. So, what does class mean in contemporary Australia?

 

Demographer and social researcher Dr Liz Allen from ANU, Emma Dawson, executive director of Per Capita and Dr Elizabeth Humphrys, a political economist at UTS discuss different aspects of class and inequality in Australia today.

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