Australian politics, society & culture


Prognosis negative A medical bulletin on the health of Market and Economy Satyajit Das
Thursday, 11th February 2016
The condition of the conjoined twins Market and Economy remains uncertain. ...
Waiting for Donald Winners and whiners at a Trump rally in South Carolina Ben Jenkins
Tuesday, 9th February 2016
The mood in the line is festive. We’re standing outside a barn in Lexington, South Carolina, on a cold winter night, waiting for Donald Trump. Kids duck and...
Nobody’s business but the TURC’s Malcolm Turnbull should stop using trade unions for political theatre Mungo MacCallum
Monday, 8th February 2016
If the government is serious about reconstituting the Australian Building and Construction Commission – the tough cop on the beat to combat the “louts, thugs...
Echolalia (part 1) The war on drugs can’t be ended by logic, statistics or facts, because it’s not about drugs Richard Cooke
Thursday, 4th February 2016
At the beginning of the 20th century, there were only a handful of hallucinogenic psychoactive substances known to humankind. By the end of the millennium...
How has it come to this? Our asylum-seeker system has been taken over by a rigid, irrational mindset Robert Manne
Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
Now that the High Court has decided that the offshore detention of asylum seekers is lawful, reports suggest that the Turnbull Government is considering...
Reasons to celebrate This Australia Day gave hints that we are moving in the right direction Mungo MacCallum
Tuesday, 2nd February 2016
I have always been equivocal about our national holiday – Australia Day, or, as our Indigenous citizens call it, the Day of Mourning, Invasion Day, or, more...
Decisions, decisions The NSW Liberal preselections are causing havoc within the party Mungo MacCallum
Friday, 29th January 2016
The Liberals, we know, love democracy. ...
Editor's Note February 2016 Nick Feik
Thursday, 28th January 2016
David Bulmer-Rizzi, 32, was recently killed in a freak accident in Adelaide, while honeymooning there with his husband, Marco. ...
The cult of the arsehole Australia should have a long, hard think about the kind of people we prioritise Richard Cooke
Thursday, 28th January 2016
I re-watched Whiplash the other day. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a terrific, morally indefensible movie about a music teacher who pushes a young jazz...
Live from Mexchester Mexrrissey at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney Festival, 23 January 2016 Anwen Crawford
Wednesday, 27th January 2016
Morrissey, the bard of Manchester, is big in Mexico. Like, really big – and bigger still in his adopted city of Los Angeles, where a lavishly devoted Mexican...