Australian politics, society & culture


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
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Sea shepherd vs whalers
By Nic Price
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Following Shackleton
By Jo Lennan
Black Saturday, Kinglake. © Dean Sewell / Oculi
The lessons and literature of Black Saturday
By Robyn Annear
The Australian Garden. © John Gollings / Taylor Cullity Lethlean
The Australian Garden
By John Hirst
Senator Bob Brown of the Greens signs an agreement with Prime Minister Julia Gillard to support a minority government before fellow Greens Rachel Siewert, Christine Milne, Sarah Hanson Young and Adam Bandt as well as Treasurer Wayne Swan © Greens MPs/Flickr
By Mungo MacCallum
By Mungo MacCallum
By Nick Feik
 If the civil rights movement had been as ineffective as the environmental movement, Rosa Parks’ granddaughter would still be sitting in the back of a segregated bus. She might be secure in the knowledge that a global consensus had formed against racial discrimination, but she would still be sitting there. 
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
How the Franklin was saved
By Bob Brown
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Bushfire bunkers
By Michaela McGuire
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The Strangeness of Dingoes
By Christine Kenneally
A boat moored on Ballarat's Lake Wendouree in 2007. © Ian Kenins
A Dark Victory
By Robert Manne
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Bullies versus Science
By Mike Steketee
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Danny Johnson’s Anti–Carbon Tax Campaign
By Ian Kenins