In light of recent events
QUIZ — The Butterfly Effect

On the ABC’s Q&A recently, Barnaby Joyce, on the topic of climate change, said that every time there’s a cyclone people would go, “Oh, bingo, that was caused by you turning on your lights!” But the senator’s IKEA lamps aren’t the only things causing destruction around the world. In the quiz below, see if you can match the politicians’ actions in the left-hand column with the catastrophic effects on the right.



Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator, artist and cartoonist.


In This Issue

To walk in two worlds

The Uluru Statement is a clear and urgent call for reform

Her eloquent heart

Arundhati Roy’s ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ was worth the 20-year wait

Illustration

The handshake

Could Donald Trump finally force Australia to critically examine its feudal obligations to the US?

Politics gets personal

Laura Poitras’ ‘Risk’ sidesteps the biggest question about Julian Assange


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Cold was the ground: ‘Sorry for Your Trouble’

Richard Ford delivers an elegant collection of stories of timeworn men and women contemplating the end

Image of Australians queuing at Centrelink in Brisbane.

Moral bankruptcy

Robodebt stemmed from the false ideological division between the deserving and undeserving poor, but the government still clings to moralistic language

Image of Gough Whitlam in October 1975

It’s about time

The High Court’s landmark ruling on the ‘Palace Papers’ is a win for Australian social democracy

Image of Robyn Davidson

Something mythic

For Robyn Davidson, her acclaimed memoir ‘Tracks’ was an act of freedom whose reception hemmed her in


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