Australian politics, society & culture


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
Thompson Harokaqveh campaigning in Gamusi, PNG, October 2011. © James Morgan
PNG Elections
By Johnny Langenheim
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Forgotten People, Elites and Class Warfare
By Nick Dyrenfurth
Malcolm Turnbull, Sydney, March 2012. © Julia Kingma
On life in politics
By Robert Manne
Mates don't let mates slide into decadence and decay. IMAGE: Commonwealth of Australia
Address to the US President
By Don Watson
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The Rise of Cosmetic Medicine
By Tanveer Ahmed