July 2014

The Nation Reviewed

Malcolm Turnbull, the prince of moderation

By Amanda Lohrey
How the Liberal Party has exiled its last reasonable man

Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey is the author of The Reading Group, Camille’s BreadA Short History of Richard Kline, and the Quarterly Essays Groundswell and Voting for Jesus.

July 2014

From the front page

Pressed pause

Today’s COVID-19 modelling leaves Australia locked down for Easter

Image of Max von Sydow in The Exorcist

Knight to rook 3

Remembering Max von Sydow, the greatest actor of his generation

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Whitefella visits Kurnell

A Botany Bay ferry would restore Cook’s landing site as a ‘meeting place’

Oversight plight?

On balance, the parliament should sit through the pandemic response


In This Issue

Rolf Harris performing 'Jake the Peg' in 1966. © Bill Orchard / Rex Features

Inside the strange world of Rolf Harris

Behind the wobbleboard

Querulants

What makes a litigant turn vexatious?

Hole in Los Angeles, December 1994. L-R: Melissa Auf der Maur, Courtney Love, Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson. © KROQ-FM

What the future sounded like

1994 might be one of the best years popular music has ever had

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Talking about the narcissistic national daily only encourages it


More in The Nation Reviewed

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Whitefella visits Kurnell

A Botany Bay ferry would restore Cook’s landing site as a ‘meeting place’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Slow work

Neighbours and friends rebuilding communities after the bushfires

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Read after burning

Do the great philosophers offer guidance for disaster recovery?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Behind the coronavirus masks

An infectious diseases physician on facing COVID-19


More in Comment

Photograph

A month of plague

Voices from the coronavirus outbreak

Image of Kevin Rudd at the Australia 2020 Summit

Descent from the summit

Looking back on Kevin Rudd’s overly ambitious and thinly detailed Australia 2020 Summit

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Leaders and dung beetles

On John Cain, Scott Morrison and our curious inability to elect good people

Image of Scott Morrison and Donald Trump

The middle of nowhere

Australia’s political leaders have lost their bearings in a changed world


Read on

Image of Max von Sydow in The Exorcist

Knight to rook 3

Remembering Max von Sydow, the greatest actor of his generation

House of brief

Limiting parliamentary sittings is limiting our democracy

Northern exposure

COVID-19 is turning Indigenous communities into a tinderbox

Image of Julian Assange

Viral injustice

Julian Assange’s extradition trial continues as an attack on journalism


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