Published 21 October, 2021

The tenth annual Australian Reading Hour, presented by Australia Reads, exceeded expectations in 2021  with an unprecedented number of authors, illustrators, librarians, educators, booksellers, publishers,  and Members of Parliament participating despite Covid-19 lockdowns across the ACT, NSW and Victoria.

…In 2021 Australian Reading Hour sparked a national conversation around the theme Stories That Matter with millions of Australians sharing their personal reflections on how the books we read and write help  shape our sense of wellbeing, belonging and identity – as individuals and a community.

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For a full transcript of the Australian Reading Hour motion – see the Commonwealth of Australia. House of Representatives. (2021) Parliamentary Debates (Official Hansard).