Lech Blaine

Lech Blaine WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

11 ENTRIES Lech Blaine is the author of Car Crash: A Memoir and the Quarterly Essay Top Blokes: The Larrikin Myth, Class and Power.  



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Image of Labor Party election-night event at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL, Sydney

Politics

Teal and loathing: On the campaign trail

The seismic shift that saw voters around the country turn on the Coalition and deliver a Labor victory

Scott Morrison in the sheds after the NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the North Queensland Cowboys in Sydney, July 25, 2019

Politics

Birth of a larrikin

The disguised rise of Scott Morrison

Image of Paul Pisasale announcing his resignation, 2017

Politics

The emperor’s new robe

When four-time mayor Paul Pisasale was jailed for fraud and corruption, ‘Mr Ipswich’ left behind a fractured city ruled for the benefit of developers and mates

Image of Sydney Roosters versus St George Illawarra Dragons, 2020

Society

The art of class war

How decades after Murdoch and Packer destroyed the popular appeal of a game created for the masses, Peter V’landys is putting rugby league back on top

Image of Brian Houston

Politics

Hillsong’s strange tides

Brian Houston’s Pentecostal movement in an age of climate change and coronavirus

Three disasters, a wedding and a funeral

Society

Three disasters, a wedding and a funeral

Reckoning with family in times of drought, fire and flood

How good is Queensland?

Politics

How good is Queensland?

Voices from the state that has turned against Labor as a party of federal government

Illustration

Society

Statement of origin

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

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Politics

Family feud

A firsthand view of the nation’s new political faultlines

Illustration

Politics

Terri Butler’s rise through the rancour

The Queensland Labor MP on the hustings and the hating

Clive Berghofer

Politics

The parable of Lyle Shelton and Dianne Thorley

When Christianity, climate change and drought collided in Toowoomba