Giveaways Ahoy!


Dear readers,

If you’re a paid subscriber we have giveaways galore!

This month is packed full of stuff to watch, read and listen to put your finger on the intellectual pulse of Australian politics (plus a little sci-fi light relief). There is the newest edition from the team at the Griffith Review and a personal exploration of the climate change debate by activist Anna Rose in her book Madlands. For the movie buffs we have passes for films from the silly to the sublime, including a selection of screenings across the country as part of the 2012 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. Lastly there are tickets to see the first IQ2 debates of the year in Sydney and Melbourne and writers talks at the Wheeler Centre.

See below for more details on the prizes and follow the links to enter the competitions.

If you’re not a paid subscriber yet, make sure you sign up now to enter and win!

The NM team.


  • WIN: Five copies of Anna Rose’s ‘Madlands’

Five copies of Madlands A Journey To Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic by Anna Rose are available for New Matilda supporters.

Anna Rose, environmental crusader since the age of 14 and co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, is on a mission. This is the story of her biggest challenge yet: a whirlwind journey around the world with conservative powerbroker and arch climate sceptic Nick Minchin.

As Nick and Anna challenge each other’s views, they provoke one another to confront closely held assumptions and question our responsibilities as citizens alive in uncertain times.

Click here to enter the competition. 

  • WIN: Double passes to ‘Iron Sky’ the film

Win one of 10 in-season double passes to Iron Sky, a new sci-fi film with smart political tones that will shock the audience as well as make them laugh.

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Soon, this unstoppable attack fleet will swarm towards Earth, heralding the triumphant return of the Fourth Reich.

Click here to enter the competition.

  • WIN: Human Rights Film Festival passes

Win a double pass to a Human Rights Arts and Film Festival screening as it travels across the country.

HRAFF aims not only to raise awareness, but also to redirect the debate towards a more positive and productive outcome. The message they hope to transmit is one focused on change, inspiration, passion, creativity, inclusion, and most of all, possibility.

Click here to enter the competition. 

  • WIN: Three copies of the latest Griffith Review

Copies of the latest Griffith Review — Edition 36: What Is Australia For? — are available for three lucky New Matilda readers.

It is time to revive the debate about national identity. The clichés of old have long exceeded their use-by date. This is a trying time of global transition and uncertainty for societies and individuals. Instead of seizing the moment, and forging an exciting new future, public discussion is mired in the past. Politics is no longer the art of the possible. Whingeing has replaced can-do. What Is Australia For? will sketch out visionary ideas for the future, uncover neglected stories from the past, and provide an exciting forum for new voices to make their case.

Click here to enter the competition. 

  • WIN: Double passes to IQ2 Melbourne

Twenty double passes up for grabs to see the first IQ2 debate of the year in Melbourne:
Freedom of Speech is Overrated

When: Tuesday 8 May 2012, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Melbourne Town Hall

Arguing for the proposition will be Marcia Langton, Michael Gawenda and Catherine Deveny. Speaking for the opposing side will be Julian Burnside, Gretel Killeen and Arnold Zable.

Click here to enter the competition. 

  • WIN: Double passes to Sydney Writers’ Festival talks in Melbourne

Join us in mid May for five eclectic double-bills, showcasing some of
the best of the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Come for your literary crush
and discover a new one at the same time — these authors go together like fig and prosciutto: terrific on their own, but paired they’re even better. 

Two double passes are available for five double bill events in Melbourne.

Sjon and Roddy Doyle: 14 May
Joshua Cody and Jeffrey Eugenides: 15 May
Stella Rimmington and Hisham Matar: 16 May
Dava Sobel and Barbara Arrowsmith-Young: 17 May
Chad Harbach and Jeanette Winterson: 18 May

Click here to enter the competition. 

  • WIN: Double passes to IQ2 Sydney

Two double passes available to see the first IQ2 debate of the year in Sydney:

Same sex marriage should not be legalised
When: 29 May 2012, 6:45-8:30pm
Where: City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney

Decades of activism have been required to reduce incidents of discrimination against gay and lesbian men and women. But there is a final frontier to be crossed-the extension of the legal right for same sex couples to marry. Why risk dividing the community for the sake of what may amount to nothing more than symbolism? Or are symbols precisely the kind of thing worth fighting for?

Click here to enter the competition. 

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