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How Australia’s coal madness led to Adani

The real reasons keeping the Carmichael mine alive


The Latest

New developments in watergate scandal

Today

The EAA deal is not the only buyback that warrants scrutiny

The vision thing

Politics

So far, the federal election campaign of 2019 is a surprise return to the politics of yesteryear

The F45 gym revolution

Society

The Australian fitness franchise is high-fiving its way around the world

Much ado about Barry

Culture

On Humphries’s brand of confronting comedy and the renaming of the Barry Award

A black woman in space: Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’

Culture

Songs distilled from the quiet expanses of high art and black culture

Can ‘Eat the Problem’ solve the problem?

Culture

Mona’s new project explores our fraught ethics of consumption


The Nation Reviewed

The sentencing of George Pell

It took a judge to explain power to a cardinal

The Murray–Darling’s dry mouth

Scientists are witnessing the ecological collapse of South Australia’s Coorong

The F45 gym revolution

The Australian fitness franchise is high-fiving its way around the world

An AFL 2019 census

A droll-call of the season’s best and brightest


The Monthly Essays

How Australia’s coal madness led to Adani

The real reasons keeping the Carmichael mine alive

Report from India: Tracing Gautam Adani’s ruthless ambition

The parallel rise of the coal baron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The parable of Lyle Shelton and Dianne Thorley

When Christianity, climate change and drought collided in Toowoomba


Arts & Letters

David Malouf’s new worlds

Consciousness is at the heart of the celebrated author’s body of work

Missing witnesses: Valeria Luiselli’s ‘Lost Children Archive’

The Mexican ‘documentary fiction’ writer delivers a polyphonic road trip

Haruki to Highsmith: Lee Chang-dong’s ‘Burning’

Mr Ripley echoes through a masterful tale of class tensions in Seoul

A black woman in space: Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’

Songs distilled from the quiet expanses of high art and black culture



Noted

‘Islands’ by Peggy Frew The bestselling author delivers a nuanced examination of family tragedy By Helen Elliott

‘Who Killed My Father’ by Édouard Louis (trans. Lorin Stein) Political rage fuels the French author’s account of a fraught father–son relationship By Emma Fajgenbaum


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