Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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How did Australian leadership get so unstable?
Nope, nope, nope
Why Australia won’t help the Rohingya
Something old, something blue
Julia Gillard has changed her mind on same-sex marriage. But has she reformed?
A quality of chaos
The literary comic novel and Steve Toltz’s ‘Quicksand’
Why would the Coalition give Bjorn Lomborg four million dollars? It can already ignore his advice for free
From sandstone to millstone
Critics say unqualified private school students paying their way into uni will cheapen education. It’s a bit late for that.
Can’t chew gum at the same time
The Freedom Fanclub’s love for Singapore shows its true priorities
Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price
Cancer fantasists come along all the time. So why did this one get so far?
Toughen up, princess
Why is Mark Latham so obsessed with mental illness?
‘Chasing the Scream’ by Johann Hari
A double disillusion election – part two
In other countries, voters disenchanted by their options simply stop voting. While both opinion polls and a rising number of informal votes show that many Australians would like to throw up their hands, they’re instead compelled to visit the ballot …
A double disillusion election – part one
Tony Abbott is the symptom, not the cause of the Coalition’s woes
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