Jessica Brown & Oliver Hartwich (YES) vs Mark O'Connor (NO) 


In WHY vs WHY™ Big Australia, we pit opposing  writers against each other, Jessica Brown & Oliver Hartwich (YES) vs Mark O'Connor (NO). They go head-to-head, each side presenting 7 key reasons why you should say yes/no to Big Australia.

After each side presents their arguments, the opponent then tries to tear each of them apart, both in the book & on this website (with further rebuttals). For readers, we aim to leave nothing unanswered.

Jessica, Oliver and Mark are good writers with strong, well-argued opinions. Who will you agree with? Will one of them change your mind? Read the book & find out.

In WHY vs WHY™, you get both sides, so you can decide for yourself... The books are also a great tool to help you convince others, people who don't see the light the way you do. Buy them a copy!

Continue the debate... and have your say. Click Here.



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ABC 702:

“I think it’s a terrific idea…It’s a series of small but perfectly formed books…it’s a very civil little series of books…  a good way of presenting these sort of issues ” (James Valentine)

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ABC 702

"I like the way this is presented... a very helpful little series..." (James Valentine)

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The Weekend Australian

"Each side gets to make its case and rebut its opponent... There's no name-calling or irrational ranting, just the main arguments, pro and con." (Leigh Dayton)

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The Sun-Herald

 "Pantera Press has come up with a great new idea to foster debate on complex topics... a series of pocket-size books that tackle both sides..." (Marc McEvoy)

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ABC Big Ideas

“Each book in the WHY vs WHY series focuses on a hot-button issue... and two prominent thinkers do their best to convince readers to embrace their position.” (Damien Carrick)

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Business Spectator

"...for those who pride themselves on arguing the facts rather than on pure emotion, a new 'double sided' book from Pantera Press might come in handy – flip the book around one way and read the 'no' case... then flip it over again to read the 'yes' case..." (Pat McGrath)

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ABC Radio National Life Matters

"... very readable... well-thought-out arguments... well worth a read... very provocative... It's a book you can read after dinner with a cup of tea... wonderfully even handed Pantera Press book" - (Natasha Mitchell)

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Radio 4BC Brisbane with Greg Cary

"...A really good idea..."