BOLD and the public good

Hardy, David (2022) BOLD and the public good. Ngoonjook: a Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues (36). pp. 64-69. ISSN 1039-8236

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What is the public good and can it go beyond a technical, economic construct? Australia reMADE, which describes itself as “an independent alliance of engaged people and community leaders from all walks of life” ( has expanded the meaning of the public good:

... we have public goods that enable us to participate well and wholly in society, in order to maintain and pursue our own lives, but also other public goods (yes, that unsexy thing of maintenance that we all need to do!). We need capacities like time, and imagination and trust, free thought, diversity of voices, creativity and imagination.

To “participate well and wholly in society” is at the heart of BOLD, Stories from older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex people (Hardy, 2015) which I devised in 2013 and published in 2015.

BOLD is a collection of stories from more than 60 older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people. Although the stories are largely unknown outside their circle of family and friends, they are strikingly told and deeply personal.

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Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 00:42
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 00:42

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