Australian politics, society & culture


Berlinde de Bruyckere. © Eamon Gallagher
Berlinde De Bruyckere
By Alexandra Coghlan
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Cate Kennedy
Australia's first prime minister, Edmund Barton, addresses the nation, Sydney, 1901. From the book 'Souvenir of the inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth', circa 1901. Courtesy of the National Library of Australia.
By David Malouf
The King & I
By Harry Nicolaides
Compound One. For weeks I lay on my back, delirious with influenza. When I was able to stand, I shuffled around like a zombie, pushed here and there by the heaving population of sweaty, half-naked inmates, most of them Thai, Burmese or Cambodian. One night I was so overcome with anxiety that I started to
Anzac Day match, April 2010. © Gavin Anderson/Flickr
A moral equivalent to Anzac Day
By Don Watson