Elle Hardy is an Australian journalist based in the United States. She can be found at www.ellehardy.com.
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Curious compassionate conservatism
Who will benefit from the government’s welfare reforms?
Stuck in the middle with who?
An inquiry identifies extremes on both sides as threats to faith in democracy
As climate activists seek to set legal precedent, Canavan doubles down
Our cruelty is the point
The Tamil asylum-seeker family’s case exposes the banal heartlessness of our immigration system
From Hillsong to the Bible Belt
Christine Caine’s Australian brand of evangelism has found its flock in America
Curing Clarksdale’s blues
A music-loving Melbourne economist is revitalising a Mississippi town
A revealing portrait of Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson’s new biography is a study of crippling perfection and obsessive observation
Bannon, Trump and ‘Devil’s Bargain’
Joshua Green chronicles Steve Bannon’s rise to prominence – and offers an insight into what he might be capable of now
‘The Force’ stays with you
Don Winslow’s latest novel transcends the New York cop story clichés
Closeness from a distance
Jock Serong’s ‘On the Java Ridge’ shows us a world our politicians would prefer we didn’t see
A town like Fargo
The anthology series’ self-aware absurdity makes it the perfect show for our times
Resistance is futile
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a modern lesson in repression but ignores wider, more complex issues
A question of understanding
Can a show like ‘You Can’t Ask That’ make us a more decent society?
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