June 2017

The Nation Reviewed

Nature 2.0

By Nicole Gill
Saving Australia’s smallest freshwater fish

Nicole Gill

Nicole Gill is a Tasmanian environmental writer.  Her nonfiction book, Animal Eco-Warriors, was released in June 2017.

@tasbiophiliac


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A web of lies

We may never know when Morrison knew, but there’s no doubt he has lied

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Its own reward: ‘The Virtues’

Topping February’s streaming highlights is a four-part series examining trauma and addiction, propelled by Stephen Graham’s affecting performance

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‘Fragile Monsters’ by Catherine Menon

Memories of the Malayan Emergency resurface when a mathematician returns to her home country, in the British author’s debut novel

In light of recent events

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In This Issue

The snip

It’s a simple procedure, but having a vasectomy can raise questions of masculinity and equality

The school-shopping list

Private, public, state, selective … the trials of choosing a high school

One step beyond

What would it take to modernise Alcoholics Anonymous?

Illustration

A job half undone

Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must be more than just tokenism


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Celebrity misinformation

The Foo Fighters’ AIDS denialism should be on the record

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Small glories: ‘Minari’

Childhood memories are suffused with an adult’s insight in Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical film

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Tumbled Pie

On Eddie McGuire, racism and ‘doing better’


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