Australian politics, society & culture


The science is clear, but the way forward is not
By Judith Brett
Electricity workers in Brisbane. © Tim Marsden / Newspix
How network companies lined their pockets and drove electricity prices through the roof
By Jess Hill
Ship-loading tower, Triabunna mill wharf. © Mike Bowers
How the end of Gunns cleared a new path for Tasmania
By John van Tiggelen
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By Peter Christoff
A trip to the site of a proposed nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory
By André Dao
The last of the Panamanian golden frogs are to be found in a “frog hotel” in El Valle de Anton. Photo: Brian Gratwicke
Andrew Glikson’s ‘Evolution of the Atmosphere’, Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’, Errol Fuller’s ‘Lost Animals’ and Clifford Frith’s ‘The Woodhen’
By Tim Flannery
The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split
By Amanda Lohrey
How we fight fires now
By John van Tiggelen
On science, religion, politics and ideology
By Judith Brett
Fire, climate and denial
By Robert Kenny
Subtropical beech forest, northern NSW © Paul Curtis
The hero of this story is a tree or rather a species of tree
By Amanda Lohrey
© David Moore / AAP
False Profits
By Bill McKibben
Australia once had death taxes, as they are generally called by their opponents; supporters call them inheritance, estate or bequest taxes © Simon Schluter / Fairfax Syndication
Taxes, death and superannuation
By Judith Brett
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Helping farmers rebuild with BlazeAid
By Lisa Clausen
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Eyewitness to the whale wars
By Sam Vincent
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Rare meat
By Daniel Otis