Overland magazine has been going since 1954, and is one of the few remaining independent literary and cultural journals left in Australia. I have a piece published in their most recent edition (issue #201) on the topic of population and the so-called ‘Big Australia’ debate. Actually, it is sort of two pieces – both myself and Assoc Prof Mark Diesendorf were asked to provide a progressive perspective on the population issue from a progressive perspective. He advocated a low migration/population perspective, and I took a pro-migration perspective – and we then wrote responses to each other’s original piece.
The articles aren’t online – I will post them here sometime down the track, but I will leave it a while to encourage people to seek out the hardcopy of the full magazine (plus my second piece makes much more sense if you read it in conjunction with Mark Diesendorf’s comments).
UPDATE: The pieces by myself and Mark Diesendorf and myself are now online at this link.