One of the enduring beliefs of Australian identity is the idea that we as a nation embody the larrikin spirit, that our population is easy going, anti-establishment, laissez-faire. But arguably, our success in responding to COVID-19 points to a different truth. Perhaps, behind our ‘she’ll be right’ veneer, we’re an anxious, obedient, state-regulated people. David Marr, Patricia Cornelius and Rebecca Huntley separate the shit-stirrers from the boot-lickers, with ABC’s Laura Tingle.
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