Australian politics, society & culture


Annabel Crabb’s ‘The Wife Drought’
By Anne Manne
The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity
By Richard Cooke
Tanya Plibersek plays it cool
By John van Tiggelen
Gary Quinlan and Julie Bishop have done Australia proud at the UN Security Council
By Nick Bryant
As captain of Team Australia, Tony Abbott has plunged us into war without debate
By Judith Brett
The mysterious disappearance of the student protester
By Mikaela Davis
How outrage at overt racism helps to hide the more pervasive kind
By André Dao
By Mungo MacCallum
Facebook and Google's egg-freezing employee benefit
By Nicole Krzys
Reflecting on the failures of Australian politics and media
By Michaela McGuire
On the spot fines and the unchecked power of Melbourne's transport officers
By Russell Marks
Macmillan Australia; $32.99
By Richard Cooke
The Sydney Opera House lit up during the Vivid Sydney festival, May 2014
How the Abbott government is funding a high-culture war
By Steve Dow
Paul Kelly and Kevin Rudd laughing together at the launch of The March of Patriots in 2009
Contesting Paul Kelly’s ‘Triumph and Demise’
By Robert Manne
Asylum seekers and freedom of speech
By André Dao
“You understand that your life is in our hands. Your death is also in our hands because we won’t let you die.” Those words, as recalled by an ex-detainee, were spoken by a Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs official to hunger-striking asylum seekers at Curtin Detention Centre in 2001.
Race, recognition and a more complete Commonwealth
By Noel Pearson
Hardie Grant; $39.95
By John van Tiggelen