69 Jonson St
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Due to the current extreme weather situation across the Northern Rivers, the event “The Idea of Australia” with Julianne Schultz and Kerry O’Brien on Tuesday 1 March has been postponed to Thursday, 31 March.
All tickets issued for 1 march have been transferred to 31 March and ticket holders advised.
Click HERE to book tickets to The Idea of Australia on Thursday, 31 March.
What is the ‘idea of Australia’? What defines the soul of our nation? Are we an egalitarian, generous, outward-looking country? Or is Australia a nation that has retreated into silence and denial about the past and become selfish, greedy, and insular?
Join Kerry O’Brien and fellow journalist, academic and author of The Idea of Australia, Julianne Schultz, for a timely discussion about these big and urgent questions.
This important, searing and compelling book explains us to ourselves and suggests ways Australia can realise her true potential.
Urgent, inspiring, and optimistic, The Idea of Australia presents the vision we need to fully appreciate our country’s great strengths and crucial challenges.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Julianne Schultz is the Chair of The Conversation. She was the publisher and founding editor of Griffith Review, and is Professor Emeritus of Media and Culture at Griffith’s Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and a member of the advisory board of the Gradient Institute. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate and Steel City Blues, and the librettos to the award-winning operas Black River and Going Into Shadows.
Kerry O’Brien anchored the iconic ABC current affairs programs Lateline, 7.30 and Four Corners for more than 25 years. His latest book is Kerry O’Brien: A Memoir.
You can now redeem your Discover NSW vouchers online:
Complete your ticket selection, then at the Checkout Payment, click on Want to redeem a Dine & Discover Voucher? and enter your Discover NSW voucher code.
(valid until 30 June 2022)
To book wheelchair accessible seating, contact the Theatre Box Office:
The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.
It is a condition of entry that all persons attending events at the Byron Theatre comply with the current NSW Public Health Orders.
N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
5.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open
5.30pm – Theatre doors open
6.00pm – Julianne Schultz in conversation with Kerry O’Brien
7.15pm – Event concludes (no interval)