Australian politics, society & culture


Road freight is expensive, dirty and dangerous. Why are our governments addicted to it?
By Paul Cleary
Remembering Gough Whitlam puts modern Labor to shame
By Don Watson
A figment of the Right's imagination
By Russell Marks
The politics of Clive Palmer
By Guy Rundle
Tony Abbott's political suicide
By Mungo MacCallum
Will the Left now finally leave Malcolm Turnbull?
By Mark Bahnisch
Tony Abbott at the G20 leaders' retreat
By Russell Marks
The Islamic Council of Victoria is optimistic
By André Dao
The Islamic Council of Victoria sits in a nondescript office building on a side street in West Melbourne, between two busy arterials shuttling traffic in and out of the CBD. When I visit, it’s only been a couple of weeks since the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Abdul Numan Haider in Melbourne’s Endeavour Hills, and I
By Michaela McGuire
An excursion into George Brandis’s Brave New World of metadata capture and storage
By Tony Wilson
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