Veronica Sullivan: Writers refuse to bite their tongues

Veronica Sullivan, Spinifex Press intern, wrote a blog on the debate over Premier Campbell Newman’s decision to axe the Queensland Premiers Literary Awards.

The Australian literary community reacted last week with outrage and disbelief to Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s decision to cancel ‘his’ awards – the QLD Premier’s Literary Awards – after just three weeks in office. Newman’s decision, announced on Wednesday 4th April, raises a litany of issues about his motivations and their ramifications.

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