Australian politics, society & culture


Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Melbourne Zoo at 150
By Christine Kenneally
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
By Fiona McGregor
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Norfolk Island’s chickens
By Ashley Hay
Army medic Jacqui de Gelder ready to heal or harm as necessary, Afghanistan, September 2009. © Gary Ramage / Newspix
Women in the Military
By Anne Summers
Cory Bernadi standing for something, 2011. © Matt Turner / Newspix / News Limited
Cory Bernardi, Conservative Warrior
By Sally Neighbour
By Nicholas Shakespeare
Pedro Almodóvar’s 'The Skin I Live In' and Lars von Trier’s 'Melancholia'
By Peter Conrad
Quarterly Essay 44, 'Man-Made World: Choosing between Progress and Planet', by Andrew Charlton, Black Inc., 142pp; $19.95
By Andrew Charlton
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The Portuguese Podengo
By Sonya Hartnett
Frank Moorhouse, the nation's Edith Wharton. © Steve Baccon/Fairfax Syndication
Frank Moorhouse’s 'Cold Light'
By David Marr
Andrew Bolt as a young journalist working for the 'Age', c.1980.
The Bolt Factor
By Anne Summers
A Guide to the Murray Darling Basin
By Kate Jennings
Glenn Murcutt with a model of the house he built for Banduk Marika at Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, 2009. © Jim Trifyllis/Newspix
Meeting Glenn Murcutt
By Peter Robb