June 2019

The Nation Reviewed

At home in the Antarctic

By Ceridwen Dovey
The screenwriters living with the crew of Mawson station

Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey is the author of Blood Kin, Only the Animals and In the Garden of the Fugitives. Her latest book is Writers on Writers: Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee.

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June 2019

From the front page

Dutton concedes nothing

The home affairs minister will not be held to account

Image of Blanche d’Alpuget and Sophie Taylor-Price

What Bob Hawke meant by aspiration

Last week’s memorial was a fitting send-off for an inspirational leader

Image of Julian Assange

The Assange project

The WikiLeaks founder faces life in prison due to the actions of the US and the UK, and the inaction of Australia

Cover image of Underland by Robert Macfarlane

The chthonic realms explored in Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Underland’

Cave systems, mines, urban sewers, mycelial networks, moulins and more


In This Issue

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

2019 election: The shock of the new normal

Why Morrison’s victory shouldn’t have surprised the major parties

Photo of Blackpink at Coachella

Seoul trained: K-pop and Blackpink

Trying to find meaning in the carefully formulated culture of K-pop

Illustration

Hate speech isn’t freedom of speech

Australia’s debate over free speech online must go beyond Israel Folau

Cover image of 'Animalia' by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

‘Animalia’ by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

The French author delivers a pastoral that turns on human cruelty


More in The Nation Reviewed

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Aged care in crisis

Stories of neglect and abuse from the royal commission

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The cases against Colin Manock

Calls mount for a royal commission into SA’s former forensic pathologist

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Ticked off

Being bitten by a tick just got a whole lot stranger

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Silence in Christchurch

The Islamic prison chaplain from Goulburn who rushed to New Zealand


Read on

Image of Blanche d’Alpuget and Sophie Taylor-Price

What Bob Hawke meant by aspiration

Last week’s memorial was a fitting send-off for an inspirational leader

Image of Julian Assange

The Assange project

The WikiLeaks founder faces life in prison due to the actions of the US and the UK, and the inaction of Australia

Image of Israel Folau

Testing faith

On Israel Folau, free speech and the problem with religious fundamentalism

Image of Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians

Where to for Indigenous recognition from here?

All eyes are on Ken Wyatt in Scott Morrison’s otherwise underwhelming ministry


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