Hideout in the Apocalypse is about surveillance and the crushing of Australia's larrikin culture.
In the last three years the Australian government has prosecuted the greatest assault on freedom of speech in the nation's history.
The government knew from international research that when it introduced the panopticon, universal surveillance, into Australia it would have a devastating impact on the culture.
When people know they are being watched, they behave differently. Dissent is stifled, conformity becomes the norm. This is the so-called chilling effect.
Hideout in the Apocalypse, in the great...