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The Golden Country: Australia's Changing Identity

The Golden Country: Australia's Changing Identity

by Tim Watts

 A topical and provocative exploration of Australian identity by Federal MP and author Tim Watts.

Penguin Random House
Publish Date
September 2019

John Howard was the unlikely reformer of Australian society. He loosened migration laws, massively boosting the population and making it less white. Simultaneously, his divisive rhetoric about national identity-a legacy of White Australia-hamstrung discussion of these huge changes.Golden Country challenges us to reckon with the dark heart of Federation, the racial core of the Australian Legend, and to confront outdated notions of Australianness. It crunches the numbers on the economic and social effects of migration, and looks to a more inclusive future.

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