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The end of the affair Will the Left now finally leave Malcolm Turnbull? Mark Bahnisch
Friday, 21st November 2014
I don’t watch Q&A very often. My efforts to do so, as a matter of perceived public duty, often fail within the first five minutes: if I’m not infuriated...
 
 
Cringing Tony Abbott at the G20 leaders' retreat Russell Marks
Thursday, 20th November 2014
Tom Switzer, former editor of Spectator Australia magazine, yesterday urged his readers on the Guardian’s website to look deeper at Prime Minister Tony...
 
 
A delicate balance The Islamic Council of Victoria is optimistic André Dao
Tuesday, 18th November 2014
The Islamic Council of Victoria sits in a nondescript office building on a side street in West Melbourne, between two busy arterials shuttling traffic in and...
 
 
Full of it Michaela McGuire
Friday, 14th November 2014
Let’s talk about shit. Our leaders talk it, our prime minister is full of it, and for one of the G20 leaders, it’s a key piece of policy. ...
 
 
The revenge of the Kelly Gang Robert Manne
Tuesday, 11th November 2014
In the October issue of The Monthly I wrote “Kelly Country”, a 2,200 word Comment on Paul Kelly’s Triumph and Demise. The Comment began by praising Kelly’s...
 
 
Tomorrow's cookies An excursion into George Brandis’s Brave New World of metadata capture and storage Tony Wilson
Saturday, 1st November 2014
I don’t know what “meta” is. ...
 
 
Amnesia An extract from Peter Carey's new novel Peter Carey
Saturday, 1st November 2014
Claire was clever, kind and funny. She slept with her nose just above the sheets like a little possum. She woke up smiling. She stripped a century of paint...
 
 
Editor’s Note November 2014 Nick Feik
Saturday, 1st November 2014
The prime minister thinks we should have a mature debate about tax reform, the treasurer says we need to crack down on corporate tax evasion, and Rupert...
 
 
Culture bound What’s our problem with gratitude? Sarah Darmody
Friday, 31st October 2014
In his remarkable and well-worn book about happiness and creativity, Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Me-hi Cheek-sent-me-hi) delivers a depressing knock...
 
 
Where are the students? The mysterious disappearance of the student protester Mikaela Davis
Thursday, 30th October 2014
The most recent National Day of Action, organised by the National Union of Students (NUS) on 20 August, saw hundreds of university students take to...
 
 

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