August 2011

Chris Mitchell and Christine Jackman at the launch of Jackman's 'Inside Kevin 07', Walsh Bay, June 2008. Seated behind them (left to right) are the Australian's Dennis Shanahan, Paul Whittaker, Glenn Milne, and Nick Cater. © Alan Pryke/Newspix


The United States of Chris Mitchell

The power of Rupert Murdoch and the Australian’s editor-in-chief

Julia Gillard one year into her prime ministership, July 2011. © Kym Smith/Newspix


Prime Minister, interrupted

Why one year after the election voters still don’t know who Gillard is

Community and disability activist Rhonda Galbally with members of the Human Rights Committee for Victoria at Parliament House, Melbourne, June 2005. © Eddie Jim/Fairfax Syndication

Issues and policies

Two nations

The case for a national disability insurance scheme

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Paul Keating in 2007. © Idpercy/Flickr
Refugees aboard the Tampa, 27 August 2001. © Tampa/Wilhelmsen Group/AFP
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Issues and policies

Coal’s next alibi

The coal industry’s coal-fed algae plan

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


Gourmet gore

Our animal instincts for eating meat

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

A scene from Stuck Pigs Squealing's 2005 production of 'The Black Swan of Trespass'. © Brett Boardman Photography


Out of the box

Meeting Lally Katz

'Fred Williams', 1981, by Rennie Ellis. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive


Under the skin

‘Fred Williams: Infinite Horizons’

Buddy Holly singing at the Nurses Memorial Centre on St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, with Joe B Mauldin on bass and Jerry Allison on drums, 5 February 1958. Image courtesy of Roderick Jordan. © Roderick Jordan


Maybe baby

‘Rave on Buddy Holly’

After life


After life

Wim Wenders’ ‘Pina’ and Alain Corneau’s ‘Love Crime’

A Victorian-era postcard an age-old problem. © Wikimedia Commons


What’s sex got to do with it?

‘Sex: An unnatural history’

Japanese government ad proclaiming that what women really want is a man who owns government bonds. © Ministry of Finance Japan/Dentsu


Air traffic out of control

'Extreme Money' by Satyajit Das

Noted  Right arrow

'Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now', Art Gallery of South Australia, 30 July to 23 October 2011
'Too Much Luck: The Mining Boom and Australia’s Future', By Paul Cleary,Black Inc., 160pp; $24.95
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Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz