November 2014

The Nation Reviewed

Danny

By Luke Davies
When the death of an old friend becomes tabloid fodder

Luke Davies

Luke Davies is a novelist, screenplay writer and poet. He is the author of Candy, God of Speed, Totem (the winner of the Age Book of the Year in 2004) and Interferon Psalms (winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2012). 

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From the front page

Image of former Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate speaking before a Senate inquiry today. Image via ABC News

Holgate strikes back

Scott Morrison humiliated the wrong woman

Up the river

Hope is running dry in the Murray–Darling Basin

Green house effect

Joost Bakker’s vision for sustainable housing is taking root

Serenity

Give us not serenity but a sense of urgency in the face of catastrophic climate change


In This Issue

Sense and sensibility

Tanya Plibersek plays it cool

Much obliged

The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity

Outback jihad

How World War One came to Broken Hill

The pencil and the damage done

The perverse attraction of autobiographical fiction


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Green house effect

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Koori hearings

The Marram-Ngala Ganbu program is transforming the experience of Indigenous families in court

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

A more enlightened deathmatch

Deathmatch Downunder is making wrestling progressive, accessible and inclusive


Read on

Serenity

Give us not serenity but a sense of urgency in the face of catastrophic climate change

Image of Cătălin Tolontan in Collective.

Bitter pill: ‘Collective’

This staggering documentary exposes institutionalised corruption in Romanian hospitals

All things considered: Emily Maguire’s ‘Love Objects’

The Australian writer’s latest novel portrays hoarding with an acute understanding of the deeply human desire to connect

Image of Antara by Betty Kuntiwa Pumani. © The artist, Mimili Maku and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2021

Held in common: ‘The National’ at the MCA

Foregrounding women’s practice, this exhibition of contemporary Australian art proposes a poetics of inclusion