Budding writer Steve Hart gets his dream job writing speeches for the right wing prime minister, much to the horror of his mum Josie who is a left wing activist. Steve is torn between his mum's dogma and the manipulation of the prime minister and his beer-guzzling immigration minister. With best friends Luke and Jenny, Steve is a typical 20-something, politically apathetic and struggling to find an identity. It is not until tragedy strikes that Steve's character is fortified and Josie learns that love must include acceptance.

  • drama, political satire
  • 90
  • 6 total
  • 2 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: Good people of Bellen. I would like to be able to stand here today and say to you that you have nothing to fear. Indeed, I should be able to say this. Australia is a rich country; there is plenty of wealth in our great nation to be shared. There is no reason for anyone to fall through the cracks. Nor is there any reason for us to turn away our neighbours from poorer countries who are fleeing intolerable situations or who are seeking a better life.

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