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The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Monday, March 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Reset, renowned economist Ross Garnaut shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work. Garnaut develops the idea of a renewable superpower, calls for a basic income and explores what the ‘decoupling’ of China and America will mean for Australia.

On Monday 29 March at The Royal Oak Balmain, Garnaut will be speaking on the book with ABC journalist and host of RN’s ‘The Money’ Richard Aedy. Registrations to see this event live in-person have now closed. Ticket-winners will be notified by Friday March 26. All remaining who registered will be placed on the waitlist, and contacted should seats become available.

An online version of the event will be made available later as a recording, accessible via the Roaring Stories YouTube channel.


In the wake of COVID-19, the world has entered its deepest recession since the 1930s. Shocks of this magnitude throw history from its established course – either for good or evil. In 1942 – in the depths of war – the Australian government established a Department of Post-War Reconstruction to plan a future that not only restored existing strengths but also rebuilt the country for a new and better future. As we strive to overcome the coronavirus challenge, we need new, practical ideas to restore Australia. This book has them.

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Ross Garnaut is the professorial research fellow in economics at the University of Melbourne. In 2008, he produced the Garnaut Climate Change Review for the Australian government. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Dog Days and Superpower.

Richard Aedy has been a journalist for more than 30 years. He has hosted a range of programs at Radio National, including Life Matters, The Media Report and Sunday Profile. Over the last few years he has also presented shows on class (Class Act), power (Who Runs this Place) and climate change (Hot Mess). Richard has made award-winning documentaries in Colombia, East Timor, the United States and the UK.  He is a former Reuters Foundation Fellow at Oxford.

This event is presented by Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain with Black Inc Books.

With thanks to our venue partner The Royal Oak Balmain


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