Australian politics, society & culture


Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The Coal Industry’s Coal-fed Algae Plan
By Guy Pearse
Chris Mitchell and Christine Jackman at the launch of Jackman's 'Inside Kevin 07', Walsh Bay, June 2008. Seated behind them (left to right) are the Australian's Dennis Shanahan, Paul Whittaker, Glenn Milne, and Nick Cater. © Alan Pryke/Newspix
The Power of Rupert Murdoch and the Australian’s Editor-in-Chief
By Sally Neighbour
Julia Gillard one year into her prime ministership, July 2011. © Kym Smith/Newspix
Why One Year After the Election Voters Still Don’t Know Who Gillard Is
By Annabel Crabb
The Gillard government is set to triple the number of Headspace youth mental health centres. © Jason South/Fairfax Photos
Choosing the Right Path for Adolescent Mental Health
By Lisa Pryor
David Lumsdaine, 1998. © Bridget Elliot. Image courtesy of the photographer.
David Lumsdaine’s 'White Dawn' and 'Big Meeting'
By Andrew Ford
Dick Smith (with friends) reveals $1 million to be awarded to a person under 30 who shows leadership in tackling Australia's "population crisis", 2010. © Paul Miller/AAP Image
Dick Smith’s Population Crisis
By Guy Pearse
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Silk Farming
By Adrienne Ferreira
Women tend a garden under the gaze of history. FROM LEFT: Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. © Reuters/Stringer Shanghai
China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan
By Andrew Charlton
Shi Zhengrong and his wife, Vivienne, with Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett, atop the Sydney Theatre Company, which is 70% powered by Suntech's Pluto technology, November 2010. © Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
Shi Zhengrong
By Eric Knight
Illustration by Jeff Fisher
The Greens and Fundamentalism
By Mark Aarons
Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan addresses the nation about the worsening situation at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, 25 March 2011. © Tomohiro/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Hugh White Reflects on Japan
By Hugh White
Katsushika Hokusai, 'Under the Wave off Kanagawa', c. 1830. © Corbis
Lian Hearn Reflects on Japan
By Lian Hearn
Bluestone Bay, Tasmania. © Paul Sinclair / The Freycinet Experience
Nicholas Shakespeare on Tasmania
By Nicholas Shakespeare
Lindsay Tanner at the despatch box, 25 May 2010. © Alan Porrit / AAP Image
Lindsay Tanner’s 'Sideshow'
By Andrew Charlton
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz