The Nature of Corruption: glorified, vilified and at the heart of our culture

Tara Moss, Matthew Condon, P.M. Newton, & Moya Sayer-Jones on the Nature of Corruption at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

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Matthew Condon, P.M. Newton, Tara Moss, & Moya Sayer-Jones on The Nature of Corruption. Photo: Cath Piltz Matthew Condon, P.M. Newton, Tara Moss, & Moya Sayer-Jones on The Nature of Corruption.
Photo: Cath Piltz

The boiling frog anecdote questions our ability and/or our willingness to react to, gradually occurring, significant changes. The belief is that a frog placed in boiling water will jump out, but a frog placed in cold water – which is slowly heated – will be cooked to death.

Novelist, journalist, and activist, Tara Moss believes that corruption is at the heart of our culture, and that we can change that. Moss says corruption is rewarded, and encourages us as a “society to question why we think celebrating corruption is acceptable”. She defines corruption as “the grabbing of power wherein one person wins, and many people lose out”.

P.M. Newton spent thirteen years as a detective in the police force, and is now a crime writer. She warns of the law unintended consequences, which…

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