September 2018

Noted
by Helen Elliott

‘One Hundred Years of Dirt’ by Rick Morton
A social affairs reporter turns the pen on himself

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.

September 2018

In This Issue

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Labor’s great big new tax plan

Bill Shorten wants to reframe how we tackle the budget

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Islam on the inside

Queensland’s first Muslim prison chaplain has first-hand experience of the system

Image of Ancestral Spirit Beings Collecting Honey, 1985-87

‘John Mawurndjul: I Am the Old and the New’ at the MCA, Sydney

The celebrated bark painter’s ethos guides this retrospective exhibition

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The return of the Moree Boomerangs

The First on the Ladder arts project is turning things around for a rugby club and the local kids


Read on

Image from ‘Her Smell’

Toronto International Film Festival 2018 (part two)

The ordinary and the extraordinary at this year’s event, and the perils of criticism

Image from ‘The Harp in the South’

‘The Harp in the South’ at Sydney Theatre Company

Kate Mulvany’s adaptation proves that Ruth Park’s epic endures

Feeding the Muppets

What does the Morrison government have to offer in terms of serious policy?

Paul Feig’s sophisticated ‘A Simple Favour’

This camp study of sociopathy is far from simple


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