The B List with Bri Lee & Tanya Plibersek
Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee.
Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session.
Join us for a cracking final B List for 2020! After such a tumultuous year, the B List welcomes the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP to the Library to discuss Upturn: A Better Normal after COVID-19.
If you had asked most people a year ago, they would have told you there was no way that school children could shift overnight to online learning; that it was impossible for banks to offer mortgage holidays; impossible to double unemployment benefits; impossible to house rough sleepers or put a hold on evictions; impossible to offer wages subsidies and definitely impossible to get Australians to stay home from the beach and the pub. But we did it.
This timely collection of essays edited by Tanya Plibersek brings together some of the country’s most interesting thinkers, who are ready to imagine a better Australia after the pandemic subsides.
Tanya Plibersek is the Shadow Minister for Education and Training and Federal Member for Sydney.
During the 45th Parliament, Tanya held the position of Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party.
Tanya was previously the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development in the 44th Parliament. In government, Tanya was Minister for Health. Her other ministerial appointments have included Minister for Medical Research, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister for Human Services, Minister for the Status of Women, and Minister for Housing.