Aidan Ricketts at the Melbourne Writers Festival

Digging a Hole

Sunday 25 August 2013 at 11.30 am
Adele Ferguson, Aidan Ricketts, David McKnight

Once Australia grew rich on the sheep’s back, now rocks and minerals carry the economy. It’s no secret that mining has a major impact on the Australian economy. On the flipside, industry expansion and its impacts on the environment are equally contentious. Political journalist David McKnight and activist Aidan Ricketts join Adele Ferguson to look beneath the surface and ask: is Australia digging itself into a hole?

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Venue: ACMI Cinema 1
Code: 3402
Duration: 60 mins

Destroying the Joint?

Sunday 25 Aug 2013 at 04.00 pm
Sushi Das, Jane Caro, Aidan Ricketts, Stella Young

More than 28,000 self-proclaimed Destroyers have ‘liked’ Destroy the Joint – a Facebook page that ‘shines a light on sexism and misogyny.’ While social media may provide a platform for participative activism, social commentator Jane Caro, comedian Stella Young, and activist Aidan Ricketts join Sushi Das from The Age to ponder the question: how many likes does it take to change the world?


Venue: Deakin Edge, Fed Square
Code: 1405
Price: $21.50/19.50