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Jeremy Heimans: the up-start

The co-founder of GetUp! might be the most influential Australian in the world

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Big bank tax cuts


The Business Council is on a very sticky wicket

‘Atlanta’: thrillingly subversive


Donald Glover’s uncommon blend of the everyday and the absurd makes a masterful return

South African farmers: we will decide


Australia, refugees and the politics of fear

‘The Americans’, the Russians and the perils of parallels


Why sometimes it’s better to approach art on its own terms

Merchant Ivory connects gilded surfaces with emotional depth


Restraint belies profundity in ‘Maurice’, ‘Howards End’ and more

A NEG-ligible achievement


Australia needs a real fix, not a political fix, on climate

The Nation Reviewed

Rethinking the republic

A change in our head of state won’t change everything, and other lessons for the next push

The republic is an Aboriginal issue

Recognition must be at the heart of constitutional reform

Could a computer mark a NAPLAN essay?

If student assessment is automated, what might it miss?

Tutu Bob of Kings Cross

A local tour guide proves there is still plenty of life in the Cross

The Monthly Essays

Sick on the inside

Our corrective services struggle to cope with the mental health requirements of inmates

Nuclear brinkmanship and the doomsday scenario

The risk posed by the global weapons complex is much worse than you know

Jeremy Heimans: the up-start

The co-founder of GetUp! might be the most influential Australian in the world


My life as a monster

Male puberty’s difficult lessons


Arts & Letters

Ceridwen Dovey’s ‘In the Garden of the Fugitives’

Reality flexes at the edges of Dovey’s second novel

Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death of Stalin’

This Soviet satire pushes comedy’s tragedy-plus-time formula to the limit

Young Fathers’ ‘Cocoa Sugar’

The Scottish group’s third album proves they don’t sound like anyone else


Tim Winton’s ‘The Shepherd’s Hut’ One of Australia’s most acclaimed novelists offers a painful and beautiful story of redemption by Richard King

Zadie Smith’s ‘Feel Free’ In this collection of essays, Smith shines when she’s addressing the personal by Anwen Crawford

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