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The professionals
Wednesday, 16th July 2014
Election night, September 2013: Before a whooping crowd in the ballroom of Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel, the prime minister-elect claimed victory for the...
 
 
Chris Mitchell, The Australian and Iraq
Monday, 14th July 2014
The political nation learned this morning, to its considerable surprise, that Chris Mitchell, the editor-in-chief of The Australian, was always a secret...
 
 
The selfish gene
Monday, 14th July 2014
Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene in 1976, the book that established his reputation and which, his closest supporters maintain, ‘takes pride of...
 
 
Gymnausea
Thursday, 10th July 2014
I went to the Melbourne Museum’s Aztec exhibition a few weekends ago. Powerful stuff. It’s interesting to think about how much our culture(s) might have in...
 
 
A rich history of failure: Australian history according to undergraduates
Monday, 7th July 2014
What follows is a collection of excerpts from genuine undergraduate history essays across Australia. Compiled by Professor Neve R. Stenning-Stihl, here is...
 
 
Rooting for the ABC
Thursday, 3rd July 2014
In October 2013, ABC TV and Screen Australia announced a call out for ‘Fresh Blood’, an initiative that offered twenty aspiring comedy creators...
 
 
Why is Australia not a republic?
Wednesday, 2nd July 2014
With all the changes wrought by World War II, Australia was in the 1950s still a British society. I can testify to that. In school I learnt British history,...
 
 
Editor’s Note July 2014
Tuesday, 1st July 2014
When the Monthly published Richard Flanagan’s magisterial essay on Gunns in May 2007, the logging behemoth seemed as powerful in Tasmania as a company could...
 
 
Clive Palmer feeds chooks, Canberra goes bizarro
Thursday, 26th June 2014
After almost 24 hours of head-scratching, journalists all around the country have fairly uniformly labelled Clive Palmer’s press conference the most ...
 
 
Welcome First Dog on the Moon!
Wednesday, 25th June 2014
The Monthly is delighted to announce that its July issue (on shelves Monday) will feature First Dog on the Moon in the first of regular Monthly contributions...
 
 

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