杭州龙凤 22/02/2019


Stalking the talk
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Kerry-Anne Walsh’s account of events leading up to the overthrow of Julia Gillard, The Stalking of Julia Gillard, attracted such a lot of interest before publication – newspaper serialisation does help in that regard – that even before Allen & Unwin publishing director Sue Hines received copies of the first print run on Tuesday of last week, she ordered a second. At first, 9500 copies were intended for the shops, but that second run and a further two since has increased the copies available to more than 15,000. There was one significant change. The subtitle originally read: How the Media and Team Rudd Contrived to Bring Down the Prime Minister. In the subsequent print run, the tense was changed to ”brought down”. Not surprisingly, perhaps, Hines has approached Gillard about giving her own account of events. ”We haven’t heard back,” she tells Bookmarks. ”I don’t imagine writing a book is uppermost in her mind.”

Political process

Melbourne University Press boss Louise Adler has made a point recently of publishing memoirs and analyses by politicians. She has new Treasurer Chris Bowen, reinstated cabinet member Kim Carr and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on her list. And she has two books set to appear after the election: Radio National broadcaster Jonathan Green’s The Year My Politics Broke, a personal view of politics and a consideration of whether it can still deal with big issues and the concerns of ordinary voters, and one by consultant Bruce Hawker, now the political director for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, about campaigning for him. MUP was due to publish Patrick Weller’s Kevin Rudd: The Making of a Prime Minister last year, but it was put on hold. The Griffith University professor is adding to the book, which Adler says is a ”serious assessment of the Rudd government[s]”. And what about a Rudd book? They haven’t discussed it, apparently. ”It was probably because he had unfinished business that we have never had a serious conversation about it.” Nor has she contacted Gillard. HarperCollins publishing director Shona Martyn – who is very happy with Aaron Patrick’s Downfall, about the state of the ALP, which is already into its third print run – says she has not been in touch with Gillard, as did Penguin publishing director Ben Ball. Penguin will publish a ”Penguin Special” by Jacqueline Kent, author of The Making of Julia Gillard, about her subject’s time as PM.

Second-hand lines

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has relaunched its online second-hand bookshop, a rather neat blending of the traditional book and newish technology. It’s at brotherhoodbooks上海夜生活m and offers about 100,000 titles in all categories, with a 10 per cent reduction on fiction until Friday. Categories range from biographies, humour, maths, performing arts, philosophy, Australiana and travel. No surprise to find favourites such as Bryce Courtenay, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King in the site’s top 10. The books are described in one of three conditions: fair (a bit of damage but intact), good (some signs of use but cared for) and great (like new).

Publisher shuffle

British publishing is in a slight state of turmoil after the Penguin Random House merger resulted in the end of Gail Rebuck’s reign as publishing supremo at Random House and the departure of HarperCollins’ British and international boss, Virginia Barnsley. The latter has been replaced in Britain by Charlie Redmayne. He’s not your conventional publisher by any means, and a few eyebrows were raised, apparently, in British publishing circles. Publishing Perspective quoted an agent harrumphing that Redmayne ”has probably never edited a book in his life”. But he has one fan. Bernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe novels about the Napoleonic wars, likes that Redmayne served in the Irish Guards. They bonded over military matters at the traditional HarperCollins summer party.

Shortlisted biographies

The shortlist for this year’s National Biography Award is: Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business, James Button; Montebello: A Memoir, Robert Drewe; The Two Frank Thrings, Peter Fitzpatrick; Gough Whitlam: His Time, Jenny Hocking; Reaching One Thousand, Rachel Robertson. The winner, who receives $25,000, will be revealed on August 5.

Bestselling e-books

Last year, both print and e-book bestseller lists in the US were dominated by Fifty Shades of Grey and The Hunger Games, but the lists for the first six months of this year show some divergence, albeit that both are topped by Dan Brown’s Inferno, known to some as ”The Dante Code”. If proof of the power of film were needed, it comes in the form of The Great Gatsby at No.6 on the print list and No.4 on the Kindle list. Here are the top 10s. Print: 1. Inferno, Dan Brown; 2. Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander; 3. The Third Wheel, Jeff Kinney; 4. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg; 5. Jesus Calling, Sarah Young; 6. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald; 7. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss; 8. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James; 9. And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini; 10. Happy, Happy, Happy, Phil Robertson. Kindle: 1. Inferno, Dan Brown; 2. Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks; 3. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn; 4. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald; 5. Hopeless, Colleen Hoover; 6. The Hit, David Baldacci; 7. Wait for Me, Elisabeth Naughton; 8. Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson; 9. Entwined with You, Sylvia Day; 10. Damaged, H.M. Ward. According to US website Publishers Weekly, the books by Hoover, Naughton and Ward are self-published.

Join the collection

The Paradise Antholgy wants submissions for this year’s edition. Organiser Michael Crane is after poems of up to 30 lines, lyrics to songs of 40 lines, and short stories up to 1500 words. Send three poems, songs or two stories to [email protected]上海夜生活m by the end of August. See the conditions at michaelfcrane.wordpress上海夜生活m.

POETRYThe City of Lost Animals   

The harsh wood has retracted its budslike claws. Everything is a bunch of sticks.Lost animals speak to passers byfrom paper images of themselveson wooden telephone posts.The rain is kneading their faces.

Eye-high, they plead domesticity;owners know how unlovelyother people’s mess can seem.They are eloquent through lost eyes;the dog curling like a smile on a leash,the cat with a smile that endsbefore the photograph.

In spring, when birds come backto perch on the chatting wiresthe old cat will be there stillas if an anaesthetic hasn’t worked,mute when new dogs go by.The city gives itself to strangers;it’s what cities do best

Tric O’Heare


TOMORROWDanny Katz and Mitch Vane talk books and drawing. 11am. The Avenue Bookstore, 434 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick. [email protected]上海夜生活m.au; 95236405.

Jim Chalmers in conversation with George Megalogenis. 6.30pm. Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Road. Bookings: [email protected]上海夜生活m.au; 98191917.

WEDNESDAYAaron Patrick discusses Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart. 6.30pm. Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street. Bookings: [email protected]上海夜生活m.au; 93476633.

Hanifa Deen details her book on dissident writer Taslima Nasreen. 6.30pm. Readings Hawthorn.

THURSDAYOpening of Rare Book Week. W.H.Chong, Des Cowley and Virginia Murdoch consider what makes a book beautiful. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, city. Info: wheelercentre上海夜生活m.

FRIDAYLeigh Redhead grills Angela Savage, Melanie Casey and Annie Hauxwell about their crime fiction. 8pm. The Rising Sun Hotel, corner Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne. Info: sistersincrime上海夜生活.au; 0412 569 356.

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杭州龙凤 22/02/2019

Worth a thousand words

What does the e-book offer? It’s cheap and convenient to download and use. But it isn’t pretty, you can’t feel it and you can’t treasure it.
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One way for the traditional print book to compete with the e-book is to play up its own virtues. ”Printed books will have to become more beautiful, more durable and more tactile,” Melbourne author and artist Antoni Jach says.

When you push such virtues to an extreme, you get a small but growing phenomenon: the contemporary rare book. We think of rare books as antiques, but they are being made today in luxury limited editions. You might not see them in your local bookshop because they sell to libraries and dedicated collectors.

These booklovers will need deep pockets, but they are buying real treasures. Taschen has just published a wondrous book, Genesis, a collection of work by Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, conceived, edited and designed by his wife, Lelia Wanick Salgado. It’s the result of an eight-year expedition to discover landscapes, animals and people untouched by modern society, and it coincides with exhibitions around the world.

Taschen has even commissioned an architect, Tadao Ando, to create a custom-built book stand for this huge volume. There’s a print run of 3000 signed and numbered copies and one can be yours for just £2500 ($4098).

We’re making rare books in Australia, too. Antoni Jach has created Faded World, a book of images and text inspired by one of the great books of history, the 21-volume Description de l’Egypte. Published in 1829, it was a record of engravings celebrating Napoleon’s encounter with the remains of an ancient civilisation.

The State Library of Victoria has two editions of this book, and Jach used a library fellowship to copy some of the engravings and then reproduce them as works of art, employing a solvent transfer drawing process inspired by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Jach was interested not so much in the drawings that Napoleon’s team of artist-savants made of the great Egyptian temples, as in the little figures they put in the foreground. These were characters with mysterious stories of their own, such as ancient Egyptians and Arabs, dancing girls, the artists’ heroic self-portraits and naked men running with goats. His enlarged images have an eerie, dreamlike quality (Napoleon said, ”In Egypt, I felt that I could abandon myself to the most brilliant dreams”).

Jach has also written a 10,000-word lyrical essay to accompany the images, laid out on the page like a long poem. It’s bound in linen and feral goatskin, the page edges are gold and red ochre; you can buy a limited-edition copy for $1995.

These are not projects that are going to make their creators rich; they are very much labours of love. The State Library fellowships have helped other makers of rare books, including artist Peter Lyssiotis, a specialist in ”book arts”. He produced his book A Gardener at Midnight in 2004, inspired by another 19th-century book in the library collection, David Roberts’ The Holy Land. Lyssiotis produced images and text based on contemporary Iraq and Brian Castro contributed an essay about Yabez al-Kitab, a fictional companion of Roberts on his travels.

According to the University of Queensland library, only 10 copies of this extraordinary volume are in existence, but they will endure as works of art and literature. Let’s hope we can create more forms of patronage that will make more rare books bloom.

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杭州龙凤 22/02/2019

Unrest grows over large asylum seeker numbers

The many faces of asylum seekers in Indonesia. Photo: Alex EllinghausenTHE towns in Indonesia where most asylum seekers hide out as they wait for passage to Australia have rebelled against their unwelcome guests and are trying to evict them.
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The move by the cities of Cisarua and Bogor, which neighbour each other about 70 kilometres south of Jakarta, is a sign of the growing unrest among Indonesians at the thousands of refugees living in their midst.

In another recent incident, several dozen residents of a south Jakarta housing complex, Kalibata City, signed a petition complaining about the nocturnal behaviour of the large number of young single Iranians living there.

The head of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Denis Nihill, confirmed that the local governments in the Bogor region wanted to clear out asylum seekers – most of them Afghans and Iranians – because “large concentrations have aroused community concerns”.

“We’ve been asked by the Indonesian government to move the IOM accommodated refugees … That process is continuing, and all people have been found alternative accommodation – we’re not throwing them out on the streets.”

However, the IOM only houses about 300 people in the area, mostly families waiting the three years or more in the “queue” for official United Nations resettlement to other countries including Australia. Even for those people it was proving difficult to find enough alternative housing, Mr Nihill said.

United Nations figures suggest that perhaps another 5000 people, many of them young single men, live in private accommodation in Cisarua and Bogor, many waiting to board boats to Australia. The area is cheap and close to both the UN office in Jakarta and the West Java beaches where many embark on boats to Christmas Island.

One prospective refugee, Mirza Hussain, said a local government representative had told his Cisarua landlord about a month ago to evict the Afghan Hazara tenants from his 14-room boarding house. “But the owner said, ‘These are good boys, they should live here, they are good persons’,” Hussain said.

Up to six asylum seekers live in each room, sharing expenses and reducing their food and accommodation costs to about $US100 a month each.

If the governments decided to enforce their orders with police “sweeps”, it is unclear where the asylum seekers would go.

Though instances of crime in the Bogor area are low, the concentration of young men has begun worrying local authorities. Yanyan Hendayana, the chief of security and order at Cisarua’s government, said Middle-Eastern people were being evicted because they had “different cultures and habits” from Indonesians.

“For example, these people walk on the streets in big groups, even when cars are passing, and they sit outside their houses and chat out loudly at nights, disturbing the locals.”

A confusing factor is another cohort in the area of richer Middle-Eastern men who are sex tourists, not refugees. They come to Indonesia to visit brothels or enter short-term “contract marriages” with local women under a loophole in Islamic law. They use this thinly veiled form of prostitution for a number of months before “divorcing” the girls and returning home.

It is understood that the pressure to reduce the concentration of Middle-Eastern men in the area started among local politicians. But it found a willing ear among the politically connected in Jakarta, many of whom own weekenders in the picturesque mountainside towns.

Indonesia has until now been relatively untroubled by the 10,000 or more asylum seekers in its midst. But the social problem with asylum seekers is growing. Its immigration detention centres are well over capacity, and are growing more crowded as police step up their attempts to arrest illegal migrants.

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杭州龙凤 22/02/2019

From patriot to pariah

Edward SnowdenDeep Throat would meet journalist Bob Woodward in an underground car park at 2am, their meetings arranged through the signal of a red flag in an old flower pot or codes circled in the newspaper. Four decades later, Bradley Manning lip-synced to Lady Gaga while downloading hundreds of thousands of classified documents from military servers.
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The diminutive, low-ranking army private, now on trial for “aiding the enemy”, is in many ways the antithesis of the well-connected Watergate whistleblower, chain-smoking while spilling state secrets. Hell, Manning doesn’t even look old enough to smoke.

Classmates recalled the intelligence analyst as a “funny little character”, often teased for being a geek. He joined the army in 2007 after drifting through low-paid jobs, yet three years later casually carried out what he called “possibly the largest data spillage in American history”, all while singing along to Telephone.

The appearance of 30-year-old Edward Snowden – lean, bespectacled and pale, with a fuzz of facial hair – is similarly disarming. The fugitive former intelligence contractor was a high school dropout whose first job at America’s National Security Agency was as a security guard, before moving up the ranks. As online magazine Slate noted, the man accused of being a traitor for leaking details of pervasive snooping by the US is not a seasoned FBI or CIA investigator. He’s the IT guy.

The Obama administration has accused him of threatening US national security. But its grip on control seems to be slipping, particularly in relation to data in the digital age.

Whistleblowing is faster and easier than ever. Today, potential leakers do not need a dark car park so much as a good grasp of digital technology.

Former FBI deputy director Mark Felt was lionised by many Democrats, in 2005, when he outed himself as Deep Throat. Former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris said Felt should have been awarded the Medal of Honour for helping Washington Post reporters uncover the Watergate scandal that brought down President Nixon.

In 2008, presidential nominee Barack Obama was lip-syncing from the same song book, hailing the “courage and patriotism” of whistleblowers. Yet since taking office, Obama has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on whistleblowers and leakers.

Five years after saying whistleblowing “should be encouraged rather than stifled”, the Obama administration has the dubious record of having prosecuted more leakers under the World War I-era Espionage Act as all other administrations combined.

Sections of the US media have been lately complicit in this crackdown. In 2002, Time Magazine applauded three whistleblowers as its “people of the year”. Just over a decade later, self-described whistleblower Snowden is instead gutless, a coward and traitor, according to Fox News. No surprises there, perhaps.

More telling is the capitulation of The Washington Post, which ironically scored a major scoop based on Snowden’s documents. In June the paper that led perhaps the most significant leak-based investigation in US political history declared in an editorial that “the first US priority should be to prevent Mr Snowden from leaking information”.

As online publication Salon wrote, it was the equivalent of the newspaper in 1972 insisting the Nixon administration’s first priority should be to prevent Deep Throat from leaking more information.

Snowden, who has been stripped of his passport, reportedly remains stranded inside the transit zone of a Russian airport. His likely final destination is the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, which is “the world’s murder capital”.

Snowden never expected to be met by US authorities with open arms. But his case is an insight into the way whistleblowers have gone from patriots to pariahs under Obama. The fugitive former security contractor has been charged with espionage for leaking details of America’s extensive surveillance network, which extends to four facilities in Australia.

Former NSA executive Thomas Drake was charged similarly under the Espionage Act in 2010 for leaking information about financial waste and bureaucratic dysfunction within the NSA. His charges were later downgraded to a single misdemeanour for “exceeding the authorised use of a computer”.

“I actually had hopes for Obama,” Drake told The New Yorker in 2011. “But power is incredibly destructive. It’s a weird, pathological thing. I think the intelligence community co-opted Obama because he’s rather naive about national security. He’s accepted the fear and secrecy.”

Drake’s first full day at work happened to be on September 11 – the legacy of which remains strong today. The fear and secrecy that spilled from the US terrorist attacks has seen the emergence of a vast security bureaucracy. The extent of such snooping is extraordinary. Snowden’s documents include revelations the US bugged the European Union headquarters. Brazil’s government, meanwhile, has said it might contact Snowden over allegations the US monitored phone calls and emails there.

“You can’t have 100 per cent security and also then have 100 per cent privacy and zero inconvenience,” Obama told a Californian crowd last month.

The growing ease of whistleblowing, in part, has prompted this punitive response from authorities, desperate to stay in control. Within the whistleblowing community such crackdowns are called ”mobbings”: the whistleblower is surrounded like a foreign virus in the body and attacked and isolated until expelled.

The “intensity and extremity” of this punitive pursuit reflects the times we live in, says Griffiths University’s Professor A.J. Brown, an expert on whistleblowers. “It’s almost as if it reveals the desperation of institutionalised national security interests to try to keep control over information in an era where that is inherently becoming more and more difficult.”

Drake has described the attacks on Snowden as a distraction from a greater concern. “The government is desperate to not deal with the actual exposures, the content of the disclosures. Because they do reveal a vast, systemic, institutionalised, industrial-scale Leviathan surveillance that has clearly gone far beyond the original mandate to deal with terrorism – far beyond.”

The new documentary War on Whistleblowers catalogues the casualties of this pursuit of perceived enemies from within. Marine Corps senior science adviser Franz Gayl lost his security clearance and work prospects after exposing the Pentagon’s delays in getting armoured vehicles to US troops in Iraq. Michael DeKort lost his job at Lockheed Martin for exposing flaws in the ships the contractor was building for the US Coast Guard.

In both cases, the nature of what they revealed offered no respite from prosecution. Gayl’s actions saved the lives of many US soldiers. DeKort exposed the sheer absurdity of fitting Coast Guard boats with non-waterproof radios.

Mainstream media can be bypassed in this process. DeKort posted a video on YouTube revealing his concerns. Snowden, meanwhile, is being assisted in his flight by WikiLeaks.

Melbourne University’s Dr Suelette Dreyfus, the author of Underground, a book about a group of hackers including a young Julian Assange, says technology has changed the game for every player.

While digital tools – such as encryption programs – have made whistleblowing easier, authorities are turning the same technology inward to spy on employees and to plug leaks. Some investigative journalists complain fewer whistleblowers are coming forward for fear of being tracked down.

Snowden, ever the idealist, reckons “draconian responses simply build better whistleblowers”. “Citizens with a conscience are not going to ignore wrongdoings simply because they’ll be destroyed for it: the conscience forbids it.”

But inadequate whistleblower laws across the globe are a disincentive, says Dreyfus. ”One whistleblower I interviewed said: ‘Sometimes I see these guys and it’s like all they have left in their lives are the boxes of documents they have taken with them. They end up living in a caravan, isolated, left without spouse or house, and hiding from people wanting to harm them. All they have left are these boxes.”’

What might we call Snowden? A whistleblower is someone who reveals inside information or the internal workings about serious wrongdoing within an organisation.

Manning faces a possible life sentence for allegedly ”aiding the enemy”, by providing secret material to WikiLeaks. Yet that included video of a US air strike in Afghanistan that killed dozens of civilians – a brutal case of serious wrongdoing.

Snowden, meanwhile, has revealed details of a secret surveillance system operating in the US and abroad without any of the apparent checks and balances essential in a democracy. A new poll in the US has found more Americans believe he is a whistleblower than a traitor – and the public mood might win the day.

The term whistleblower originally meant to stop foul play, as on the sports field. In the 1930s in the US the term took a negative turn – becoming the equivalent of a “snitch” – before growing in public esteem over subsequent decades.

In Australia, whistleblowers have rarely found favour with the public or authorities. Federal independent MP Andrew Wilkie quit his job with the Office of National Assessments, in 2003, to publicly question the government’s justifications for the Iraq War. He says whistleblowers here are and have always been treated appallingly. “Maybe whistleblowers are seen to be dobbing on their mates or letting the team down.”

An online survey in 2012, commissioned by Griffith and Melbourne universities, found 81 per cent of those surveyed consider it more important to support whistleblowers for revealing serious wrongdoing in organisations than to punish them. Yet only 53 per cent of respondents saw it as “generally acceptable” for people to speak up about serious wrongdoing if it meant revealing inside information.

The dogged pursuit of Allan Kessing reflects such a culture, in part. The former customs officer was convicted under the Crimes Act in 2007 for leaking two damning reports on lax security at Sydney Airport.

Kessing, who maintains he did not leak the reports to The Australian, was given a nine-month suspended sentence. That his revelations prompted an inquiry and a $200 million upgrade in airport security has not convinced the Labor government to pardon him, despite speaking in his favour while in opposition.

It is hoped the passage of new whistleblower protection laws by the Federal Parliament, in June will offer greater security to future whistleblowers. But the exclusion of intelligence agencies and some politicians from its ambit means the fate awaiting many whistleblowers here remains up in the air.

Meanwhile Snowden sits somewhere in a 1.6-kilometre airport transit corridor, wondering when his flight will end. He has not been seen in many days. That Sheremetyevo Airport boasts a new counselling service for passengers suffering pre-flight jitters is little consolation. For now, at least, he is going nowhere.

The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Shanghai Night Net.

杭州龙凤 22/02/2019

On with the show as ABC dramas hit global screens

The international TV market has become hungry for more distinct and ambitious content.Selling Australian TV to the world. Could it be as easy as ABC?
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The commercial sector’s historical dominance of the global program sales market has been overshadowed by an almost unprecedented run of program and format sales by Australia’s national broadcaster.

Following deals for The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, both of which have been sold to channels in Britain, comes news that another ABC series, Please Like Me, has been sold to the US this week. Those deals follow others for the critically acclaimed drama Rake, which is being remade by the US network Fox, as well as deals for Dance Academy, Review with Myles Barlow and another acclaimed drama, The Slap.

The deal for Please Like Me, the ABC2 comedy starring Josh Thomas, was only finalised in the past few days. It will be aired in the US on a new cable channel, Pivot. The channel’s president, Evan Shapiro, said the concept resonated because it was ”unique and authentic”.

It caps off an extraordinary year in program and format sales for the ABC, notably including US remakes of Review with Myles Barlow and Rake. Other ABC comedies, such as Laid and The Strange Calls, were bought by US studios and while they have not yet progressed past the development stage they are still a powerful measure of international interest in Australian scripted content.

What makes the new trend interesting is that it defies the historic dominance of the program sales market by commercial broadcasters, who have built their global businesses on program volume and high price tags.

America’s commercial networks, for example, have historically controlled blue-chip programming such as Desperate Housewives and Lost. But in the past decade edgy cable dramas, such as Breaking Bad, Damages, Boardwalk Empire and the new, critically acclaimed series Ray Donovan, have come to dominate the TV sales business.

In striking contrast, Australia’s commercial networks continue to play inside safe boundaries, particularly when it comes to scripted drama and comedy.

The latter, in particular, has been a long-standing challenge for commercial broadcasters.

In contrast, the international TV market, shaped by the US model and also the success of Danish dramas such as The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen, has become hungry for more distinct and ambitious content.

With an increase in drama funding, a raft of new ABC commissions – notably dramas like The Dr Blake Mysteries and The Slap – have won international attention.

Australian cable dramas, such as Tangle and Wentworth, are also attractive international offerings. Wentworth has been sold to New Zealand, Germany and Britain since its debut two months ago.

Dr Blake producer and writer George Adams said the sale of his series was ”a tremendous validation of the hard work put in by our entire cast and crew”.

”We hope that the domestic, and now international, recognition of the show goes some way to repaying the commitment shown by [its financiers] ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria.”

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