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The resources industry says it’s finders keepers in the new space race

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“Death spiral”

Today

Who is private health insurance helping, exactly?

Judge stymies Albanese’s plans to expel Setka from ALP

Politics

A protracted battle is the last thing the Opposition needs

Mungo MacCallum: A true journalistic believer

Culture

Celebrating the contribution of an Australian media legend

‘The Other Americans’ by Laila Lalami

Culture

An accidental death in a tale of immigrant generations highlights fractures in the promise of America

Art life: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s ‘Never Look Away’ and Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’

Culture

By barely disguising an account of the life of Gerhard Richter, the German director fails the artist and filmgoers

Meritocracy rules in ‘Booksmart’

Culture

Those who work hard learn to play hard in Olivia Wilde’s high-school comedy




The Monthly Essays

The extinction rebels

Direct action protest and the rise of a new resistance movement

Mining the Moon

The resources industry says it’s finders keepers in the new space race

Blackbirds: Australia’s hidden slave trade history

The racism that brought Australian South Sea Islanders here, and the racism that tried to send them back


The Nation Reviewed

Scott Morrison’s quiet Australians

Just how silent does the PM want Australians to be?

Tear gas returns to Don Dale

Rolling back the reforms since the youth detention royal commission

The Russell Street Bomber in the High Court

The unlikely source of a critical case for the nation’s separation of powers

You’re the voice

Helping trans and non-binary gendered people define their vocal identity

Statement of origin

Indigenous rugby league players lead a silent revolt on the national anthem


Vox

The Djab Wurrung Birthing Tree

The highway construction causing irredeemable cultural and environmental damage

Owl

Arts & Letters

Mungo MacCallum: A true journalistic believer

Celebrating the contribution of an Australian media legend

Art life: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s ‘Never Look Away’ and Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’

By barely disguising an account of the life of Gerhard Richter, the German director fails the artist and filmgoers

All veils and misty: Richard Lowenstein’s ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’

The insider documentary that wipes clear the myths obscuring the INXS singer



Noted

Cai Guo-Qiang’s ‘The Transient Landscape’ at the National Gallery of Victoria The incendiary Chinese artist connects contemporary concerns with cultural history By Miriam Cosic

‘The Other Americans’ by Laila Lalami An accidental death in a tale of immigrant generations highlights fractures in the promise of America By Helen Elliott


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