11 Dec 2017

Taking aim at Australia's hard-line refugee policy

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 11 December 2017

While set in the near future, Jock Serong's polemic on Australia's border protection policies could almost be mistaken as a factual tale. Set in the waters of Indonesia, and in Canberra, On the Java Ridge, begins eight days before a general election with the announcement of new laws absolving the government of all responsibility for refugee boats. Kathryn Ryan talks to Jock Serong, who has also written The Rules of Backyard Cricket about his daring takes on Australian culture. Jock will be appearing at the Writers and Readers - New Zealand Festival event between the March 8th-11th.