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Above politics

Today

The JobKeeper package proves the Opposition is being constructive

Wage fright

Culture

COVID-19 isolation rules have seen artists’ livelihoods disappear

Inside the Nationals

Politics

As the National Party celebrates its centenary, its future is in the hands of bitter rivals Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce

Super heroes or super villains?

Society

How the secretive trillionaire superannuation funds are using your money to reshape capitalism

Opposing forces

Politics

Even during a time of crisis, history shows that partisan politics has a role to play

Isolation nation

Today

The PM is looking like the odd man out


Inside the Nationals

As the National Party celebrates its centenary, its future is in the hands of bitter rivals Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce




The Monthly Essays

Inside the Nationals

As the National Party celebrates its centenary, its future is in the hands of bitter rivals Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce

Super heroes or super villains?

How the secretive trillionaire superannuation funds are using your money to reshape capitalism


The Nation Reviewed

A month of plague

Voices from the coronavirus outbreak

Whitefella visits Kurnell

A Botany Bay ferry would restore Cook’s landing site as a ‘meeting place’

Slow work

Neighbours and friends rebuilding communities after the bushfires

Read after burning

Do the great philosophers offer guidance for disaster recovery?


VOX

Powerlessness

What can children before God learn about parenthood from the Psalms?

Three disasters, a wedding and a funeral

Reckoning with family in times of drought, fire and flood


Arts & Letters

Desert bloom: The Tennant Creek Brio

The brazen art movement born out of the troubled legacies of substance abuse and dispossession

Twilight knowing: Jenny Offill’s ‘Weather’

The American novelist brings literary fiction’s focus on the interior life to climate-change cataclysm

Properly British: Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

A multicultural vision underscores the acclaimed British satirist’s endearing Dickensian romp

Grime boss: Stormzy

The rapper and MC’s second album ‘Heavy Is the Head’ is another triumphant step bringing black British culture forward



Noted

‘Strange Hotel’ by Eimear McBride A woman unceasingly travels to contend with the inertia of grief, in the latest novel from the author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing’ By Stephanie Bishop

‘Actress’ by Anne Enright In a theatre setting, the masterly Irish writer considers the melting, capricious line between the truth and the fake By Helen Elliott


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