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How Australia’s coal madness led to Adani

The real reasons keeping the Carmichael mine alive


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Climate sums fail

Today

Our debate looks only at one side of the ledger

Can ‘Eat the Problem’ solve the problem?

Culture

Mona’s new project explores our fraught ethics of consumption

‘Islands’ by Peggy Frew

Culture

The bestselling author delivers a nuanced examination of family tragedy

‘Janet Laurence: After Nature’ at the MCA

Culture

This survey offers a root and branch study of the natural world’s fragility

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

Culture

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

Scott Morrison’s short-sighted defence of cars with grunt

Politics

Our leader remains in Luddite denial about electric vehicles


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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