Ian Lowe's new book, 'The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia', is a powerful treatise questioning Australia's identity and what kind of future we want for our descendants. Inspired by the largely forgotten warnings of Donald Horne's 1967 'The Lucky Country', Lowe turns his expert eye to consider where Australia is now. Lowe believes that Australia needs to play a more responsible role in the Asia-Pacific; questions the presumed priority of economic development; and has a key focus on how we maintain the integrity of our unique biodiversity and our natural ecological systems.
Ian Lowe, AO, is the author of 20 books. He has been awarded the Eureka Prize, the Prime Minister & also the Queensland Premier's Awards in Environment and Science. He has been President of the Australian Conservation Society (2004-2014) and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.
Books will be on sale thanks to the University Co-Op bookshop. Signings will take place from 5.30pm and after the talk.