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When sound becomes pain

A controversial diagnosis is giving hope to sufferers of debilitating hearing issues


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A murky Reef grant

Today

It’s a $444 million mystery

‘Blackie Blackie Brown’ at STC and Malthouse Theatre

Culture

Playwright Nakkiah Lui’s latest delivers comedy and carnage at a bracing pace

Turning a blind eye to live exports

Politics

Just how bad do things have to get before we declare the system broken?

Jay Carmichael’s debut novel, ‘Ironbark’

Culture

A poetic account of adolescent alienation and masculinity in rural Australia

‘Deep Time Dreaming’ by Billy Griffiths

Culture

This history of archaeology in Australia charts our changing relationship with the past

Cannes Film Festival 2018

Culture

An ever-so-slightly off-key event



An insider’s outside view

Returning for a second season

The Lucky Country is an insider’s outside view of Australia’s most important political and economic debates. Hosted by The Australia Institute’s Chief Economist Richard Denniss, The Lucky Country is a weekly podcast from Schwartz Media which applies common sense to complex issues.

Find The Lucky Country on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

The Nation Reviewed

Why Adani won’t die

The Carmichael coalmine is as much about symbols and interests as it is about jobs and money

Our waste policy is rubbish

Has Australia’s ad-hoc approach to waste management backfired?

Salvaging ANU’s sodden books

How and why did the Chifley Library flood?

The Captain Cook connection

One man’s campaign to have Gweagal artefacts returned to Australia


The Monthly Essays

Making women’s unpaid work count

Feminist economics pioneer Marilyn Waring on care and the unfinished feminist revolution

Papua New Guinea’s resource curse

Disaster strikes the nation’s massive gas project

When sound becomes pain

A controversial diagnosis is giving hope to sufferers of debilitating hearing issues


The Courts

The court networkers

Volunteers make visiting courtrooms less of a trial

Courts

Arts & Letters

Patrick White’s immigrant language

White gained from his partner’s Greek Orthodoxy a sensibility that changed how he saw Australia

‘Deep Time Dreaming’ by Billy Griffiths

This history of archaeology in Australia charts our changing relationship with the past

The 21st Biennale of Sydney

This latest edition offers a contemporary take on elemental balance

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’

The prolific director hits his own limits with this experiment in technology



Noted

‘The Lebs’ by Michael Mohammed Ahmad A fresh perspective on Muslim youth in Sydney’s west By Emily Bitto

‘A Sand Archive’ by Gregory Day Day grasps landscape as an intimate living thing By Helen Elliott


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