Australian politics, society & culture


Why the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel is not trashy soap but compelling drama
By Claire Corbett on the
The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
By Mungo MacCallum on the
The government's move on 457 visas is proof that John Howard’s short-termism is here to stay
By Nick Dyrenfurth on the
‘Berlin Syndrome’ and the naivety of the tourist–artist
By Luke Goodsell on the
The collected wisdom of Patrick Pound and Brook Andrew at NGV
By Quentin Sprague on the
With his new album, ‘Damn’, Kendrick Lamar cements his status as the world’s reigning hip-hop artist
By Anwen Crawford on the
An extract from the Stella Prize–winning novel
By Heather Rose on the
Turnbull’s trip to India produced very little except another PR boost for the Adani mine
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Too many Liberal ministers have an uncritical nostalgia for the Howard years
By Nick Dyrenfurth on the
Robert Manne responds to Klaus Neumann
By Robert Manne on the
The asylum-seeker solution proposed by Brennan, Costello, Manne and Menadue is unacceptable
By Klaus Neumann on the
Tony Nutt takes the fall for the Liberal Party’s election campaign but could still be its biggest winner
By Mungo MacCallum on the
The documentary is a powerful examination of the OJ Simpson trial within the context of race relations in the US
By Anwen Crawford on the
Latham’s sacking reveals the hypocrisy of the free-speech crusaders
By Mungo MacCallum on the
FX’s new Marvel superhero show is refreshingly cerebral
By Harry Windsor on the
The great hope of the Labor Party has become what he once despised
By Nick Dyrenfurth on the
By Nick Feik on the
Pauline Hanson has never struggled to attract attention. And she’s never managed to hold on to it. Her regular returns to public life are often blamed on “the media”, for giving her too much oxygen – as if denying her a voice might assuage others’ feelings of disempowerment. This line of argument neglects, or...
In the wake of the Westminster attack, the left and right bicker while Muslims are left voiceless
By Aicha Marhfour on the